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Is this the final #WorldCup appearance for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi? In Qatar 2022 Ronaldo will be 37 while Messi will be 35 ... pic.twitter.com/07YpBBRDsR— Sport24News (@Sport24news) June 30, 2018
Is this the final #WorldCup appearance for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi? In Qatar 2022 Ronaldo will be 37 while Messi will be 35 ... pic.twitter.com/07YpBBRDsR
Uruguay 2-1 Portugal
93' Ricardo Quaresma has been challenged but the referee waves play on and Ronaldo is furious!
The captain gets a yellow card and if Portugal were to go through, Ronaldo will miss the quarter-final.
84' VAR VAR VAR ???
Ricardo Pereira gets challenged by Godin in the penalty area and the obvious shouts for a spot kick ... referee smiles and waves play on!
73' Cristiano Ronaldo helps Cavani limp off the field. His night looks like it may be over. He will be hoping hes done enough to secure victory.
He’s replaced by Stuani ...
69' Quaresma darts down the right flank but not with much speed as we see their attack fizzle out.
Portugal's quality showing now?
67' So according to statistics, Uruguay conceded their first goal of 2018 ...
Strange but awesome!
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. #WorldCup #URUPOR #POR #URU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 30, 2018
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. #WorldCup #URUPOR #POR #URU
Portugal equalise early through Pepe! After threatening Uruguay's goal for the first time, Portugal win a corner in which Pepe ghosts behind Ronaldo as the ball fizzes over the captain only for the defender to head home past Muslera.
50' Five minutes into the second-half
Cristiano Ronaldo had 24 touches for Portugal in the first half against Uruguay, but none of those came in the opposition box.
48' Early nerves for Portugal here as Patricio plays a poor looking pass towards Pepe, who nearly loses out to an energetic Suarez.
Holds laugh in* ... back to back mishaps in defence for Portugal now ...
47' Godin Godin Godin!
Man has been solid in defence and clears another searching cross from Joao Mario out
45' Cavani gets the second-half underway ...
Can Portugal (read Ronaldo) get back into this fixture?
URUGUAY 1-0 PORTUGAL
Urugua 40% -- 60% Portugal
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani:? Born in the same town, 21 days apart.?? Scored together in 3 consecutive World Cups??Assisted each other 4 times in World Cups - the 2nd most lethal duo in World Cup HISTORY.?? pic.twitter.com/Tq0uZRWIBY— FlFA World Cup (@WorIdCupFC) June 30, 2018
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani:? Born in the same town, 21 days apart.?? Scored together in 3 consecutive World Cups??Assisted each other 4 times in World Cups - the 2nd most lethal duo in World Cup HISTORY.?? pic.twitter.com/Tq0uZRWIBY
36' Bit of a drab now. Guys looking rather tired at the moment. Or just out of ideas. Uruguay doing well at keeping Portugal's main man quiet.
Uruguay are in the lead and just going through the motions ...
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.#WorldCup #URU #URUPOR pic.twitter.com/6u4exvH3HF— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 30, 2018
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.#WorldCup #URU #URUPOR pic.twitter.com/6u4exvH3HF
32' PARTNERS IN CRIME?
Luis Suárez has now provided the assist for 12 of Edinson Cavani's 44 goals for Uruguay (27%).
Ronaldo stands over it and does his ridiculous PRE-free-kick ritual (do I even have to explain what he does?) ... The 33-year-old releases one last deep breath and runs towards the ball, only to see his effort hit the Uruguay wall. Poor effort. Better luck next time CR7.
26' Uruguay not making it any easier for Portugal to get back into this match and desevedly have the lead.
Fonte and Ronaldo both miss free header following a free-kick from Carvalho into the 18th area.
Suarez playing like a man possessed.In short, he's playing like Suarez.— Fields Of Anfield Road (@FOARsite) June 30, 2018
Suarez playing like a man possessed.In short, he's playing like Suarez.
The Barcelona forward is given the opportunity to strike a ball from 25-yards in a free-kick situation. He hits the ball low and hard only for Rui Patricio palm it away before the Portugal defence takes care of the rest by clearing the danger.
17' Nice free-flowing game so far with both teams showing their intent to attack.
Guedes sees his shot deflected and saved by Muslera
FULL-TIME: URUGUAY 2-1 PORTUGAL. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are both out of the World Cup! Cavani has inspired Uruguay with two stunning goals! They march on to face France.
Quaresmas strike at goal forces an unconvincing save at the near post from Muslera, who beats it behind. From the ensuing corner, there are appeals for a Uruguay handball, but its not given even after a review!
Ronaldo has picked up a yellow card. Hell miss the quarter-finals even if Portugal somehow progress.
Portugal are throwing numbers forward, but theyre leaving themselves vulnerable to the Uruguay counter. There have been one or two nervy moments.
Ronaldo looks to unleash a long-range stunner, but its a wayward effort. Were into four minutes of stoppage time.
Quaresma crosses towards the far post from the right. A Portugal player meets it near the byline and heads it back, but theres nobody there to unleash a shot in the direction of Musleras net.
SUB: Meanwhile, Manuel Fernandes comes on in place of Joao Mario.
Godin and Ricardo clash inside Uruguays box. The latter looks as if he wants a penalty, but none is given.
SUB: Nandez makes way for Carlos Sanchez.
SHOT! Guerreiro catches the ball well from some distance out, but his shot misses the target.
SUB: Indeed, Cavani makes way. Its Stuani who replaces him.
Cristiano Ronaldo helps Cavani limp off the field. His night looks like it may be over. He will be hoping hes done enough to secure victory.
Theres a scramble in the box after Muslera spills a cross. Bernardo Silva looks to prevent him from regathering, but fouls him and fires off target anyway.
Portugal push forward and work the ball to the right as they look to find an equaliser.
SUB: Adrien Silva makes way for Quaresma. Can the veteran inspire another comeback?
SUB: Rodriguez comes on for Bentancur.
GOAL! Cavani curls an absolute stunner into the bottom corner after a well-orchestrated Uruguay break! Once again, Portugal need to come back from behind! 2-1.
Portugal have their tails up now. Theyre increasing the pressure on Uruguay again.
It was Guerreiro who got the assist there. His cross set up the goal.
GOAL! Pepe heads home following a well-worked move off a corner! All that pressure finally pays off! 1-1
Guerreiro takes a shot at goal from long range. Its not a bad strike, but ends up missing the target.
The second half has gotten off to a quiet start. The onus is on Portugal to pull something out the bag.
KICK-OFF! Cavani, who scored the only goal of the first half, gets the second underway.
HALF-TIME: URUGUAY 1-0 PORTUGAL. Uruguay go into the break ahead thanks to Cavanis header. That aside, its been a relatively quiet game.
Cavani hits the ball on the turn. Clever shot, but he cant steer it on target.
Were into two minutes of first half stoppage time.
Suarez gets back up following some medical attention.
And now Suarez is down clutching his head after a collision with Guerreiro. It is rather unusual that he is holding his head, given that Guerreiro appeared to clatter into his back.
Nandez goes down screaming after a Joao Mario challenge. The fall looked a little theatrical, but hes won the free-kick in his own half.
Godin and Guedes clash heads in the air. That looks like a painful collision. No serious damage done by the look of it though.
Guerreiro crosses from the left, but Caceres gets himself in the way. Uruguay have defended valiantly in the first half.
Ronaldo shoots straight into the wall. He looks disappointed with himself, and unsurprisingly so.
And now Bentancur fouls Guedes and concedes another free-kick this one within shooting range.
Nandez barges into Guerreiro just inside Uruguays territory and concedes a free-kick.
STAT: With a combined age of 135 years and 3 months, Oscar Tabarez of Uruguay and Fernando Santos of Portugal have broken the World Cup record for the combined age of two opposing coaches.
SAVE! Uruguay are beginning to build some pressure now. Suarez forces a good save from Patricio with his low shot from a free-kick. He gets another shot in the passage of play that follows, but this one is wayward.
Suarez goes down on halfway following a tangle with Guerreiro. Uruguay free-kick.
Portugal continue to knock on the door. Joao Mario puts a lofted ball into the area from the left, but cant pick out Ronaldo. Muslera gathers.
Ronaldo smashes a long-range shot into Torreira and the Uruguay midfielder goes down. He then gets back up, though. No harm done.
At the other end, Fonte meets a Guerreiro cross and heads across goal, but theres nobody there to capitalise. He may have fouled Vecino as he rose in any case.
GOAL, URUGUAY, CAVANI! 1-0: Cavani plays the ball from right to left, finding Suarez at the other end of the field. He then makes a run into the box and heads the return ball in!
Portugal continue to attack, with Ronaldo eventually smashing a shot at goal from long range. However, its straight down Musleras throat.
Torreira barges into Ronaldo, cutting out a Portugal counter from a Uruguay corner and giving away a free-kick.
Portugal go on the front foot. Joao Mario crosses towards Bernardo Silva at the far post, but he cant get a clean head on the ball and steers it behind for a goal-kick.
KICK-OFF! Portugal get the game underway. With Lionel Messi already out of this tournament, either Luis Suarez or Cristiano Ronaldo will join him tonight.
The referee for tonight is Mexicos Cesar Ramos. Its nearly time for him to get this eagerly anticipated clash underway.
Portugal subs: Beto, Alves, Cedric, Quaresma, Rui, Martins, Dias, Lopes, Andre Silva, Moutinho, M.Fernandes, B.Fernandes.
Uruguay subs: Varela, Sanchez, Urretaviscaya, Coates, Gomez, Silva, Pereira, Campana, Stuani, De Arrascaeta, Rodriguez, Silva.
Portugal starting XI: Rui Patricio, Pereira, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro, B.Silva, Carvalho, A.Silva, Mario, Guedes, Ronaldo.
Uruguay starting XI: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt, Torreira, Nandez, Vecino, Bentancur, Cavani, Suarez.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this FIFA World Cup last 16 clash between Uruguay and Portugal. Following France's 4-3 win over Argentina, the winner of this game will play them in the quarter-finals.