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Cavani scores brilliant double to knock out Portugal

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Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.

Defeat for the European champions finished Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of success in Russia just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were knocked out, beaten 4-3 by Les Bleus.

This World Cup has not been short of stunning goals and Cavani added another to the collection when he opened the scoring early on, playing a superb one-two with Luis Suarez before thumping home a header from his strike partner's cross.

Uruguay had not conceded a goal at this World Cup before Pepe rose unmarked to nod in an equaliser from close range, prompting a brief spell of dominance for Portugal.

But Cavani secured Uruguay's place in the last eight - and a trip to Nizhny Novgorod to face France on Friday - when he steered a brilliant shot beyond goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

The win may have come at a price, though, as Cavani limped off late on.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Uruguay

  • 1Muslera
  • 22Cáceres
  • 2Giménez
  • 3Godín
  • 17Laxalt
  • 14Torreira
  • 8NándezSubstituted forSánchezat 81'minutes
  • 15Vecino
  • 6BentancurSubstituted forRodríguezat 63'minutes
  • 9Suárez
  • 21CavaniSubstituted forStuaniat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Varela
  • 5Sánchez
  • 7Rodríguez
  • 10de Arrascaeta
  • 11Stuani
  • 12Campaña
  • 13G Silva
  • 16Pereira
  • 18Gómez
  • 19Coates
  • 20Urretaviscaya
  • 23M Silva

Portugal

  • 1Rui Patrício
  • 15Ricardo Pereira
  • 3Pepe
  • 6José Fonte
  • 5Guerreiro
  • 11Bernardo Silva
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forRicardo Quaresmaat 65'minutes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 10João MárioSubstituted forManuel Fernandesat 85'minutes
  • 17Gonçalo GuedesSubstituted forAndré Silvaat 74'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Manuel Fernandes
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 9André Silva
  • 12Lopes
  • 13Rúben Dias
  • 16Bruno Fernandes
  • 18Gelson Martins
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Beto
Referee:
César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos
Attendance:
44,287

Match Stats

Home TeamUruguayAway TeamPortugal
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home5
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Uruguay 2, Portugal 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Uruguay 2, Portugal 1.

Ricardo Pereira (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luis Suárez (Uruguay).

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raphael Guerreiro with a cross.

Booking

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) is shown the yellow card.

Pepe (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay).

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Foul by Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal).

Diego Laxalt (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Manuel Fernandes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by William Carvalho.

José Fonte (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristhian Stuani (Uruguay).

Attempt saved. Manuel Fernandes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Quaresma.

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristhian Stuani (Uruguay).

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Manuel Fernandes replaces João Mário.

Foul by José Fonte (Portugal).

Cristhian Stuani (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Carlos Sánchez replaces Nahitan Nández.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by José Giménez.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by William Carvalho.

Attempt missed. Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Diego Laxalt.

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Cristhian Stuani replaces Edinson Cavani because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. André Silva replaces Gonçalo Guedes.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by João Mário.

Attempt missed. Bernardo Silva (Portugal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Diego Laxalt.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Ricardo Quaresma replaces Adrien Silva.

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Rodrigo Bentancur.

Goal!

Goal! Uruguay 2, Portugal 1. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.

Attempt blocked. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Portugal).

Diego Laxalt (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bernardo Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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