Portugal fail to show they are more than just Ronaldo

06 July, 2018, 05:01 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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But the header from the Manchester City midfielder was off-target.

Ultimately, Uruguay were able to tempt Portugal into taking shots from distance and then smother them, blocking eight of the 20 Portuguese efforts on goal.

The European Champions nearly equalized soon after the goal, as Jose Fonte nodded on a cross from Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro, which was wide.

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send France charging into the World Cup quarterfinals and Lionel Messi home with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday.

But the draw didn't last long.

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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Deprived of the chance to play at this stage of the last World Cup after being suspended for his infamous bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, Suarez will lead the Uruguay line at the Fisht Stadium alongside Edinson Cavani. Uruguay won all three of their group matches, and are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament.

Portugal captain and star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that his team played well in the FIFA World Cup and deserved something more out of the tournament. "We'll have to wait day by day to see how he feels". "We have many young players who desire to achieve team success", he said. The 33-year-old Ronaldo made most appearances at World Cups and European Championships among all players since his debut in 2004. "This is different, though - this is a World Cup".

However, Ronaldo, who will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup, would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his global career.

"We know that they were tight in the midfield, so we had some players playing wide to try to unblock the Uruguay defence, In the first half we did it less well".

Cavani injured is a national disaster.' Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez confirmed on Saturday night that Cavani was injured. "We have a young and ambitious squad", he said.

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