Download Video: Uruguay 2 – 1 Portugal [2018 World Cup] Highlights
Uruguay 2 – 1 Portugal [2018 World Cup] Highlights
Argentina’s hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to Les Bleus, with Ronaldo quickly following Messi out of the tournament.
Cavani struck in the seventh minute of Saturday’s last-16 tie in Sochi to put Uruguay in control, but Portugal hit back after the interval when Pepe headed home Raphael Guerreiro’s cross.
However, Uruguay soon led again when Cavani curled in a peach of a finish, though his delight soon turned to pain when the striker limped off after appearing to pull a muscle.Portugal pressed in search of a second equaliser but Bernardo Silva missed their best chance to level, screwing off-target when faced with an open goal after Fernando Muslera dropped a cross into his path.
Oscar Tabarez’s men can now look forward to facing France in Nizhny Novgorod, with Ronaldo and Portugal unable to follow up their surprise success at Euro 2016 two years ago.
2 – Since 1954, there have only been two players to score a brace for Uruguay in a World Cup knockout game:
Luis Suárez in 2010
Edinson Cavani in 2018
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 30, 2018
Uruguay’s previous five goals at Russia 2018 all came from set-pieces but they opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a goal of the highest quality.
Cavani switched play from right to left with a sweeping pass out to Suarez, who teased his man before delivering a wonderful cross his strike partner crashed home at the back post.
50% – 5 of the 10 goals today in the World Cup have been scored by @PSG_English players
🇦🇷 Di Maria ⚽
🇫🇷 Mbappé ⚽⚽
🇺🇾 Cavani ⚽⚽
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 30, 2018