Edinson Cavani punishes Portugal with two brilliant goals

Uruguay's Diego Godin holds the key to locking out Cristiano Ronaldo

A narrow victory against Morocco was their only win in their first three matches and they will have to improve against Uruguay, who are unlikely to allow spaces behind their defence.

Uruguay advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Portugal 2-1 in Sochi on Saturday courtesy of a Edinson Cavani brace. Uruguay, on the other hand, are threatening on the counter.

Portugal started group play with thrilling comeback to tie 3-3 against Spain, with Ronaldo notching a hat trick and punching in the tying goal in the 88th minute.

The only downside for Oscar Tabarez's side was the sight of Cavani limping off late on, raising a question mark over his fitness for next week's last eight showdown with the French in Nizhny Novgorod.

But there was no goal from Ronaldo this time.

55' - GOAL! Uruguay 1-1 Portugal: Portugal finally breach Uruguay's defence! Cavani switches the play with a attractive diagonal pass, which Suarez takes down.

The Paris St Germain forward struck in each half, heading home early on before restoring Uruguay's lead seven minutes after Portugal defender Pepe had levelled.

"It's exciting. there are no words to describe this". He was helped to the sideline with his arm around Ronaldo's back. Ricardo Quaresma replaces Adrien Silva.

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Messi left wondering on the world stage again. They carry a huge burden on their shoulders, yet each scored crucial goals in the Group stage.

To stop Ronaldo, Uruguayan central defensive partnership of Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez, who is set to comeback after missing the third match due to a thigh injury, need to be at their best.

The concern going forward will be whether or not Suarez can do it without his strike partner if the injury that saw Cavani limp off with the aid of Ronaldo proves serious. Meanwhile, three of Portugal's last four goals have come from outside the box.

But parity did not last long, Cavani steering a brilliant curling finish into the corner after 62 minutes following Bentancur's beautifully-weighted pass into his path.

It was a five-pass buildup from deep in their own end that culminated in Uruguay's first goal, and the final two passes were flawless. Cavani continued his run and Suarez curled the pass to the back post while Portugal defender Raphael Guerreiro was watching.

Suarez and Cavani combined brilliantly for the seventh-minute opener on Russia's Black Sea coast. Uruguay, however, soon demonstrated their hunger to win, with Cavani's one-touch curler.

Mbappe, the first teenager since Brazilian great Pele in the 1958 final to score two goals in one World Cup match, then took over to send Argentina slumping out of the finals before the quarter-final round for the first time since 2002.

Stopping Ronaldo. It was that simple for Uruguay.

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