Uruguay vs. Portugal - Football Match Report

Uruguay topped Group A with three victories, scoring five goals and keeping three clean sheets, and they looked close to their best when thumping host nation Russian Federation 3-0 in the final group game.

"A match-up between Spanish sides Barcelona and Real Madrid, also known El Clasico, is one of the biggest rivalries in sport", Suarez said.

Few players embody that determination like the Atletico defender, whose club have so boldly gone toe-to-toe with richer neighbours Real and their world class striker Ronaldo. Uruguay the only team to have not conceded so far this World Cup. Coach Oscar Tabarez revealed he used a picture of the towering header to inspire his players in his halftime team talk in their first game in this World Cup against Egypt, where they snatched victory with Jose Gimenez's late header from a corner. Subs: Fernandes 5, Quaresma 6, A Silva 5.

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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Round of 16 match between Uruguay and Portugal. Everywhere he went, the Portugal great was hounded by two or three Uruguayan defenders.

81 - Another sub for Uruguay and it's Carlos Sánchez replacing Nahitan Nández. Suarez, along with Edinson Cavani will threaten the Portuguese defence.

And after 12 years in charge of the team, Tabarez believes Uruguay are a contender to win the competition. Cavani restores Uruguay's lead with a lovely strike. Edinson Cavani passes it across the field to Luis Suarez who crosses right back to Cavani for the header in the top right. For good reading, Ronaldo scored four out of the five goals.

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If Uruguayan defenders manage to get the best of Cristiano Ronaldo and get him sent off early in the game, it might be effectively game over for Portugal in Russian Federation. Lucas Torreira with the delivery, but no shot on-target from it.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani has scored three World Cup goals, one v Germany in 2010, one v Costa Rica in 2014 and one v Russian Federation in 2018.

In the end, Cavani's two goals were enough to sink Portugal 2-1 and cancel out a Pepe equalizer and send Ronaldo home.

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It was not for lack of trying as Ronaldo attempted six shots in the contest, which was one more than Uruguay as a team had on the evening.

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