Uruguay vs. Portugal - Football Match Report

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It took Portugal almost 60 minutes to answer, with a technically executed header by Pepe on 55 minutes following a high ball cross from the corner.

Cavani scored a attractive second just past the hour mark, taking up a good position in the left channel before bending an exquisite first time strike into the right side of the net.

Ronaldo will be 37 when the Qatar World Cup comes around - although you certainly wouldn't bet against him making himself available for that.

The PSG forward turned in one of the performances of the tournament so far, single-handedly guiding his country over the line and into the last eight.

"I think there is often a mistaken assumption that possession leads to scoring opportunities", Tabarez said.

Uruguay played a ideal group stage against relatively weak opponents to make it to the Round of 16, but the South American side proved it has what it takes to make a deep run at the World Cup by sending the reigning European champions home on Saturday.

The opening goal against Portugal was the first time this World Cup we saw the full extent of just what a fully unleashed Cavani and Suarez might be capable of doing.

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With four goals from his first three games, the Real Madrid star has been living up to his pre-tournament hype.

With six minutes gone, Bernardo Silva made progress down the other flank and laid the ball off to Ronaldo, who blasted a first-time effort straight at keeper Fernando Muslera. The European champions huffed and puffed but could not blow down the Uruguayan house, searching in vain for a moment of magic from Cristiano Ronaldo, who passed up a presentable chance from a dangerously positioned free-kick.

Despite being one of just five teams to have won the World Cup a couple of times and boasting two of the finest strikers in European soccer in its attack, Uruguay flew under most people's radar heading into the World Cup.

"That was an incredible play", Santos said.

And although Uruguay finally conceded a goal, it was the first this year in the team's seventh match. Uruguay's full-backs, Diego Laxalt at the left and Martin Caceres at the right, were alert in dealing with Guerreiro and Jao Mario on the left and Bernado and substitute Ricardo Quaresma on th right.

Now, Uruguay will take on France on Friday at 3pm.

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