Saturday June 30, 2018
Edinson Cavani scored in either halves as Uruguay knocke header from a perfect Luis Suarez cross gave Uruguay 1-0 lead in the first-half as they remained the better side in the first 45 minutes. Portugal looked to maintain possession on the ball but failed to covert it into threat on their opponents.
Joao Mario for the Portuguese who did most of the work with the ball was the stand-out player for Portugal in the initial half. Earlier, Bernardo Silva and Goncalo Guedes returned to Portugal's starting line-up for Saturday's World Cup last-16 tie against Uruguay in Sochi.
The pair come in along with right-back Ricardo Pereira as coach Fernando Santos makes three changes to the European champions' starting XI from their 1-1 draw with Iran in their final group game. Cedric Soares and Andre Silva drop out along with Ricardo Quaresma, who netted Portugal's goal in that match. (Highlights: Uruguay vs Portugal)