Uruguay 2-1 Portugal – Ronaldo follows Lionel Messi out of World Cup 2018

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Uruguay 2-1 Portugal: Sat June 30: Uruguay v Portugal – Sochi, Full Time (Match 49)

Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay booked a quarter-final date with France and sent Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal home after a 2-1 win in Sochi.

Player ratings

Uruguay: Muslera (6), Caceres (6), Gimenez (7), Godin (8), Laxalt (6), Nandez (6), Torreira (7), Vecino (6), Bentancur (7), Suarez (8), Cavani (9).

Subs used: Rodriguez (6), Stuani (6), Sanchez (6).

Portugal: Rui Patricio (6), Ricardo Pereira (6), Pepe (7), Fonte (7), Guerreiro (7), Bernardo Silva (6), William Carvalho (7), Adrien Silva (6), Joao Mario (6), Goncalo Guedes (6), Ronaldo (7).

Subs used: Quaresma (6), Silva (6), Fernandes (n/a).

Man of the match: Edinson Cavani

Cavani and Suarez linked up brilliantly on the Black Sea coast but Uruguay’s two-goal hero gets the nod. He scored with both his shots on target, taking his international tally to 45 goals, and the first – even though his cheek took the impact – finished a breathtaking move. A nation will hope he can quickly shake off that knock in time to face PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

Team news

Portugal made three changes to their line-up, with Bernardo Silva, Goncalo Guedes and Ricardo Pereira handed starts.

Jose Gimenez replaced Sebastian Coates in defence for Uruguay.

What’s next?

While Ronaldo’s World Cup dream is over, Uruguay can relish a quarter-final clash with France on Friday afternoon (3pm kick-off) in Nizhny Novgorod.

 

Highlights – An Edinson Cavani double was enough to see off Portugal and secure Uruguay’s passage to the Quarter-Finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

PREVIEW:

Uruguay v Portugal will go head-to-head in the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Saturday, June 30. Uruguay v Portugal match will be held at in Sochi, Russia.

Team and Squad News

Portugal, as runner-up of Group B, will take on Group A winner Uruguay on Saturday.

Uruguay’s squad

Uruguay’s 23-man squad: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana, Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Cristian Rodriguez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Martin Campana (Independiente)

Defenders: Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Sporting CP), Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), Maximiliano Pereira (Porto), Gaston Silva (Independiente), Martin Caceres (Lazio)

Midfielders: Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), Carlos Sanchez (Monterrey), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro), Diego Laxalt (Genoa), Cristian Rodriguez (Penarol), Jonathan Urretaviscaya (Monterrey)

Forwards: Cristhian Stuani (Girona), Maximiliano Gomez (Celta Vigo), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

Portugal’s squad

Portugal’s 23-man squad:  Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma

Goalkeepers: Anthony Lopes (Olympique Lyonnais), Beto (Goztepe SK), Rui Patricio (Sporting CP)

Defenders:  Bruno Alves (Rangers), Cedric (Southampton), Jose Fonte (Dalian Aerbin), Mario Rui (Napoli), Pepe (Besiktas), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Ruben Dias (Benfica), Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)

Midfielders: Adrien Silva (Leicester City), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP), Joao Mario (West Ham United), Joao Moutinho (Monaco), Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moscow), William (Sporting CP)

Forwards: Andre Silva (AC Milan), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Gelson Martins (Sporting CP), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Ricardo Quaresma (Besiktas)