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Cavani Scores Twice As Uruguay Beat Portugal To Enter Quarters


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.

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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)

 



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