Uruguay have defeated Portugal football team in the round of 16 game played today here at Sochi. Edinson Cavani scored two brilliant goals in the first and second halves of 2018 world cup last-16 match to confirm his side’s victory by 2-1. With this win, Uruguay have qualified for quarterfinals and will meet France on July 6.
This was the first occasion when Uruguay win against Portugal as in their rivalry history, one match ended at draw while one was won by Portugal. Interesting fact that Portuguese team had 20 attempts and 5 on target to the goal of Uruguay, but couldn’t convert the chances.
With this Portugal lose, it’s official that there will be no Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the FIFA World Cup. Argentina lost against France in the round of 16 knockout clash. So there will be no “Greatest of The World (GOAT)” in upcoming football world cups.
It was perfect game of football as both teams pushed hard. Cavani got the first chance in the 7th minute of the match to score and give two time world champions a lead of 1-0. Till half time, Uruguay were leading in the match and as came to second half, Portugal star Pepe got excellent opportunity and he equalized the scores in 55th minute.
After this, Cavani got superb chance to score open goal and he gave Uruguayan team advantage in 62nd minute. This 2-1 lead became the final score of the match and resultant to Uruguay’s win and European Champion’s exit from the world cup.
Uruguay will now be playing first quarterfinal of 2018 FIFA world cup against France who defeated Argentina in their round of 16 clash.