Edinson Cavani brace sends Uruguay past Portugal and into quarter-finals
01 July, 2018, 05:15 | Author: Julian Swanson
Earlier today, France outlasted Argentina, ending yet another attempt at World Cup glory by Lionel Messi.
And just like that, he joined Messi in heading out of Russian Federation and out of the World Cup.
Portugal would have to wait for the second half to equalise - with a goal in the 55th minute from Pepe.
But by defeating the reigning European champions, the two-time World Cup winners will face France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday with hopes of making it to the semifinals and keeping alive the prospect of an all-South American clash in the final.
EDISON Cavani upstaged Cristiano Ronaldo, first with his head and then with his right foot, and sent Uruguay to the World Cup quarterfinals.
But the forward departs the World Cup with four goals and with his manager insisting that there is still a place for him in the Portugal side.
Uruguay won all three of their group matches, beating hosts Russian Federation 3-0 in their last outing, and are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament. The five-times world player of the year may have filled his boots against Godin on several occasions, including two hat-tricks against Atletico, but the defender has also kept the prolific Portuguese quiet in many games, preventing him from finding the net in 13 of their last 20 meetings.
Ronaldo was involved somewhat in Portugal's goal, even if he didn't come close to getting a touch on the cross.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker had already bagged a brace in the contest, putting Uruguay up 2-1, but was unable to continue in the 74th minute as he limped off the field with the assistance of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But parity did not last long, Cavani steering a brilliant curling finish into the corner after 62 minutes following Bentancur's beautifully-weighted pass into his path.
No team works harder than Uruguay and they have a tough, disciplined defence marshalled by Diego Godin, a resolute midfield and world-class goalscorers in Cavani and Luis Suarez.
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The marquee match will see two teams who repeatedly punch above their weight looking up to their celebrated talismen to deliver the goods and keep the entire bunch together using their reservoir of experience. The Uruguayans had gone 598 minutes since November 2017 without allowing a goal.
2 minute: Free-kick to Portugal after Pepe goes down in a challenge from Cavani.
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"Friendlies and tournament qualifiers for a footballing nation like Germany are not proper indicators of the state of our team". Having lost to Uruguay 3:0 Russian Federation still made it to the 1/8 finals where it is going to face the Spanish team.
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