The 2-time World champion team Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 and entered the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals. In the victory of Uruguay, Edinson Cavani played the most important role, making two goals in the match. Uruguay will now face France in the quarter-finals, who defeated the two-time world champions Argentina in the first match of the knockout round.
With this defeat, the teams of two biggest star players Lionel Messi (Argentina) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) went out of the World Cup now from the knockout stages.
Ronaldo was shown the yellow card in the last minute of the match, while the hero of this big win in Uruguay, Kawani went out of the field in the middle of the match due to injury.
Match Summary, Uruguay defeated Portugal:
Uruguay made a spectacular start in this match played in Sochi, and in the 7th minute, Cavani’s goal provided them momentum. Till halftime the score was in favor of Uruguay from 1-0.
After this, Pepe scored an equalizer goal for Portugal in the 55th minute. Portugal again made some efforts but did not get success. Cavani once again showed his flaw in the 62nd minute of the match and scored a goal and again made Uruguay ahead by 2-1.
Uruguay’s performance in the group stage was spectacular. Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 in their first match and then beat Saudi Arabia 1-0. After this they defeated the hosts Russia 3-0.
At the same time, Portugal played their first match of the group stage against Spain as an equalizer 3-3 and beat Morocco 1-0 in the second match. Again Portugal palyed 1-1 draw against Iran.