Ronaldo gone as Portugal knocked out of World Cup

Ronaldo gone as Portugal knocked out of World Cup

But their response to that was magnificent as they went quickly retook the lead, Rodrigo Bentancur teeing up Cavani for a magnificent first-time curling strike into the far corner on his right foot.

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But Mbappe is unlikely to find the Uruguayan defence so accommodating. Their style may not be pretty but it is most certainly effective.

The back four deserve just as much credit as the front two do, as Pepe's goal was the first time La Celeste's defence has been breached since the turn of the year.

The loss for Portugal against Uruguay ended the dream of legendary Cristiano Ronaldo, who alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, may have to end a stellar worldwide career without the biggest trophy in football. As Argentina's exit proved, one man can only do so much.

Despite being one of just five teams to have won the World Cup a few 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. "But you always want to win, and we lost, so well done to Uruguay for making it through". "In the second, we were better, but we didn't make it", he said. Subs: Sanchez 5, Rodriguez 5, Stuani 5.

It is an accusation often levelled at Portugal that they are a toothless team if Cristiano Ronaldo has an off day, but their victory in the Euro 2016 final with their talisman missing most of the game through injury is used as the flawless riposte to that suggestion.

There were just seven minutes on the clock at Fisht Stadium in Sochi when Suarez and Cavani combined to devastating effect to put the South Americans ahead. Cavani switches the play with a attractive diagonal pass, which Suarez takes down.

This however, was Suarez back to his best.

Via an industrious midfield, it ends with Suarez, as deadly on the ball as he is hard in the challenge. Suarez tried a similar effort to the free-kick he scored against Russian Federation - and nearly pulled it off again.

He also grabbed the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Morocco.

Another alternative to watch Uruguay vs Portugal online free is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial. Cavani restores Uruguay's lead with a lovely strike. It was Cavani who launched the attack, switching play to the other flank where his ball found a charging Suarez.

Bernado Silva missed a golden chance to pull Portugal level as he shot over the cross-bar after Gurrero cross which went at the goal was poorly dealt by Muslera.

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