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WORLD CUP 2018: Uruguay Vs Portugal, LIVE

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

FULL TIME: Uruguay 2-1 Portugal

90' + 5': Portugal get a corner after Quaresma's effort is spilled by Muslera. His corner is met by Patricio who came ahead for the final moments. There are cries for handball, but the referee isn't interested. AND IT'S ALL OVER!

90' + 4': Cristiano Ronaldo is booked after he goes on the face of the referee, who doesn't award his team a free kick.

90' + 3': Nearly a third for Uruguay! Suarez does well to hold onto the ball against Portugese defenders, and then puts a lovely cross for Rodriguez. His touch let him down.

90': Four minutes added on! Ronaldo has a go from far, but it's wayward.

85': Final roll of the dice by Portugal. Joao Mario is replaced by Fernandes.

81': Final change for Uruguay. Nandez is taken off, and Sanchez comes in for him.

80': Another corner for the trailing side, this time from the left. Bernanrdo Silva gets in the box, and  tries to play a low ball. But the Uruguayan defender hacks it out.

77': With time ticking, Portugal get a corner on the right side. Quaresma to take it. It's a good one, but just missed by Ronaldo as the ball reaches out to Guerreiro on the edge of the box. His volley effort is well over.

74': Both teams make their respective change. Finally Stuani comes for Uruguay to make it 11 vs 11. Portugal's second change is in the form of Andre Silva, who comes on for Guedes.

73': With a man advantage, Portugal are dominating the ball, but they are unable to create any meaningful chance.

71': Oh boy! Cavani's game is over! The double-goal hero is asking for his substitution. Uruguay to play with 10 men till they get the change ready.

70': What a chance for Bernardo Silva! A cross is chipped in from the left in the box, but Muslera makes a mess of it. The ball falls to Bernardo Silva, who blows his effort well over. It wouldn't have counted though, as the referee gave a foul against the keeper.

67': Corner for Portugal after Quaresma's cross is deflected. He takes the delivery, and it creates all sorts of confusion in the Uruguayan box, before the ball is cleared.

65': First change for Portugal. Quaresma replaces Adrien Silva.

61': GOAL! A long ball by Muslera is poorly dealt by Pepe. The ball reaches to Cavani on the edge of the box on the left side. He calmly side foots the ball past Rui Patricio with a superb curling effort.

60': Another corner for Portugal, as they grow in confidence. This one comes after Guedes' long range is deflected.

55': GOAL! Pepe equalizes! A short corner is taken, from which Guerreiro puts a cross in the box. Pepe is there to power the header past a hapless Muslera.

54': Corner for Portugal! Mayhem in Uruguay box as a cross comes from right. A lot of confusion results in corner.

51': Portugal get a corner, but it's partially cleared by the Uruguay defense. Guerreiro has the ball 25 yards out, and he has a go. But it's well wide.

49': Portugal have come out with a change in their formation. Ronaldo is playing as an out to out forward, with Bernardo Silva behind him. Guedes is playing on the left, with Joao Mario on the right.

HALF TIME: Uruguay 1-0 Portugal

45' + 2': Almost something out of nothing! Godin thumps a ball into the opposition box. It seems definite to go out for a goal kick, but Cavani stops it with a brilliant touch, and takes an effort at the goal. But it's wide.

45': Two minutes added on!

44': Shameful from Suarez! Guerreiro challenges him in the air, and gives him a blow on the back of his neck. But the Uruguay forward is down clutching his head.

38': Portugal are playing the game at a very slow pace. Their passing is very slow, and everytime they allow the Uruguayan players to regroup. 

32': As usual, Ronaldo is the one to take it. But his effort is very poor, as the shot hits the midriff of the wall.

31': Portugal get a free kick in a very very dangerous position. Guedes is kicked from behind by Betancur. The distance is not more than 25 yards out.

26': It's a very good ball, but beats all the players, even Fonte at the far post.

25': Bernardo Silva goes on a run on the right side, but is brought down by Godin. Joao Mario to put the ball in.

22': Good save! Suarez hits a low free kick under the wall. But Rui Patricio moved smartly to smother the ball away out of danger.

21': Free kick in a very dangerous position for Uruguay, after Fonte tackles Suarez from behind. Having been fouled, now Suarez is over it.

19': Portugal have done well after conceding. They are dominating the possession, and have been in the opposition half for most parts.

14': Corner for Uruguay now. Adrien Silva loses the ball in his own half, and the ball is fed into the feet of Suarez. He tries to dink the ball, but Pepe is there to clear the danger.

11': Wide! A short corner is played, and Silva puts the ball in the box. Fonte is there at the back post, but his header is wide. Uruguay players claiming Fonte illegally climbed on the back of the defender for this effort.

10': Corner for Portugal won by Bernardo Silva on the right side.

7': GOAL! Cavani gives Uruguay the lead! He plays a lovely cross field pass to Suarez from the right, and makes a move in the box. Suarez returns the favor with a pinpoint cross, which is headed home by Cavani.

6': Snapshot from Ronaldo! The Portugese skipper gets the ball from Silva on the right side, and takes an effort on goal. But it's straight at Muslera.

2': First  chance of the night falls to Portugal. Joao Mario does well on the left side, and puts in a cross in the box. Bernardo Silva is there at the far post to meet it with a header, but it's well over.


Here are the starting XI's for both the teams.

In the earlier match, France edged Argentina 4-3 in one of World Cup's greatest ever games. A No.10 stole the show, but it wasn't Lionel Messi, but his counterpart Kylian Mbappe, who won a penalty, scored a brace and tortured the opposition defense all game.

Uruguay and Portugal take on each other in the second round of 16 match of World Cup 2018. The South American side are coming into the knockout stage on the back of a perfect group stage. As for the European champions, their form has been very shaky, and their displays in the group stage suggest it will be a tough task for them. In the attack, it will be Barcelona vs Real Madrid, as Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo will look to stake claim. 

The World Cup 2018 has arguably been one of the best ever. Only the fixture between France and Denmark witnessed a 0-0 draw, but the rest of the matches produced goals and excitement.

The introduction of VAR has brought a breath of fresh air to the tournament, though, it is still widely debated among many sectors. Group stage matches provided some really interesting moments and results.

Teams like Croatia, Mexico, Sweden and Uruguay took the tournament by storm with their performances. On the other hand, the favorites of the tournament, Argentina, Spain, Portugal looked far away from their best.

Germany, the defending champions, failed to qualify for the next round after finishing bottom of their group. It came as a major shock to the entire football world, and only added to the unpredictability World Cup can offer.

But that was group stage. Now, it's time for the knockout matches. The round of 16 begins with arguably the best fixture of the tournament. UEFA Euro 2016 finalists France take on World Cup 2014 finalists Argentina to kick off the knockout round.

It will be followed by another gruesome encounter as an out-of-sorts Portugal side take on Uruguay, who head into the tournament on the back of a perfect record in their group.

Having just scraped their way into the round of 16, Spain will play against the host nation Russia, and the fixture will definitely be hostile for the 2010 champions. Croatia and Brazil, despite topping their respective groups, have got tricky matches. They face Denmark and Mexico respectively.

Sweden and Switzerland take on each other in a nothing to lose match. Both the teams won't be expecting much from the tournament, hence, the possibility of either of them reaching quarter-finals is huge in its own rights.

Swashbuckling Belgium will take on a spirited Japan side, while the final match of the round of 16 will see a tough fixture between Colombia and England.