2018 FIFA World Cup: Cavani shines in Uruguay´s 2-1 victory over Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo´s Uruguay followed the path if Messi´s Argentina, as they were knocked off 2018 World Cup on the same day...
In the second knock out match of the Round of 16, Edinson Cavani´ scored a brace for Uruguay to knock out Portugal with 2-1 scoreline at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi.
Uruguay gain leads in the seventh minute of the game when Suarez´s wonderful cross saw Cavani dashing the header to send the ball past Fernando Muslera.
Portugal found the equalizer in the 55th minutes through Pepe who headed a perfect cross from Raphaël Guerreiro.
Seven minutes later Cavani struck again with a brilliant curled kick into the far corner of the net on Bentancur cross. Soon after the goal Cavani limped out and was replaced by Stuani.
Portugal were getting desperate for the comeback but two time World champions sealed the defense leaving no chance for Ronaldo´s men to go through.
The win takes Uruguay to the quarterfinals and will face France while Portugal bows out of the tournament crying.
Full-time: Uruguay 2-1 Portugal
90+3: Yellow card Cristiano Ronaldo
90: Four minutes added
85: Substitution for Portugal, Joao Mario OFF Manuel Fernandes IN
81: Substitution for Uruguay, Nahitan Nandez OFF Carlos Sanchez IN
74: Substitution for Uruguay, Edinson Cavani OFF Cristhian Stuani IN
74: Substitution for Portugal, Goncalo Guedes OFF Andre Silva IN
65: Substitution for Portugal, Andre Silva OFF Ricardo Quaresma IN
64: Substitution for Uruguay, Rodrigo Bentancur OFF Cristian Rodriguez IN
62: Goal! Edinson Cavani scores for Uruguay
55: Goal!! Pepe scored for Portugal
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Uruguay 1-0 Portugal
45: Two minutes added
7: Goal! Edinson Cavani scores for Uruguay
1: First half kick-off
Portugal subs: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Cedric Soares, Mario Rui, Manuel Fernandes, Ricardo Quaresma, Andre Silva, Gelson Martins, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Bruno Alves.
Portugal Line-up: Rui Patricio; Ricardo Pereira, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro; Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Uruguay subs: Martin Campana, Martin Silva, Maxi Pereira, Cristhian Stuani, Carlos Sanchez, Guillermo Varela, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Sebastian Coates, Gaston Silva, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Cristian Rodriguez, Maxi Gomez.
Uruguay Line-up: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino; Rodrigo Bentancur; Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.
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