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Saturday, 30 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Uruguay 2-1 Portugal, Ronaldo And Messi Out! (Details, Video & Facts)

OMG! Ronaldo and Messi are out of the World Cup on the same day! Damn!

Yes! Uruguay have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup after defeating Portugal led by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Edinson Cavani scored a superb Brace to give Uruguay victory over the European Champions in their round of 16 clash.

Cavani put Uruguay ahead in the seventh minute when he evaded the Portugal defense to meet Luis Suarez's pin-point cross with a stunning header past the goalkeeper.

Pepe equalised for Portugal in the 55th minute, the first goal Uruguay have conceded at the tournament so far.

But Uruguay regained the lead seven minutes later when Rodrigo Bentancur found Cavani and he curled a brilliant first-time shot past Rui Patricio from the edge of the penalty area.

Uruguay will now play France in a quarter-final clash at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on July 6.


Uruguay XI: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt, Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur, Suarez, Cavani.

Portugal XI: Rui Patricio, Ricardo Pereira, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Joao Mario, Goncalo Guedes, Ronaldo.


6 - Cristiano Ronaldo attempted six shots for Portugal tonight (one on target); one more than the entire Uruguay team managed over the 90 minutes (5). Departing.

10 - 10 goals were scored at the #WorldCup today; the most goals on a day of knockout football at the tournament since the 17th June 1970, when two semi-finals produced a total of 11 goals. Party

597 - Pepe's goal for Portugal ended Uruguay's run of 597 minutes without conceding a single goal, with the previous being conceded back in November 2017 Vs Austria. Breached.

0 - Cristiano Ronaldo had 24 touches for Portugal in the first half against Uruguay, but none of those came in the opposition box. Distanced.

1 - Luis Suárez's assist for Edinson Cavani was the only successful pass that he made to the goalscorer in the entire first half against Portugal. Moment

4 - Since 1966, only Grzegorz Lato & Andrzej Szarmach (5 for Poland) and Michael Ballack & Miroslav Klose (5 for Germany) have combined for more World Cup goals than Edinson Cavani & Luis Suarez (4 for Uruguay). Combinations.


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