Cavani fires Uruguay into quarters clash with France!
Thanks to a double from Edinson Cavani, Uruguay beat Portugal 2-1 in the last 16 on Saturday and qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals, where La Celeste will take on France.
It only took seven minutes for the Paris Saint-Germain star to make his mark. In possession on the right flank, El Matador switched play to the left, where Luis Suarez cooked up an inch-perfect cross for… Cavani, who beat the Portuguese 'keeper with a bullet-header at the far post (7'). After the break, Pepe headed home for Portugal to level matters (55'), but Cavani clinched victory for his side with a magnificent first-time curler (62'). Unfortunately, the Parisian striker had to leave the field injured in the 74th minute. La Celeste take on France in the quarters on 6 July.
URUGUAY-PORTUGAL: 2-1 (1-0)
FIFA World Cup 2018 – Round of 16
Fisht Stadium (Sochi)
Goals: Cavani (7', 62') for Uruguay; Pepe (55') le Portugal.
URUGUAY: Muslera – Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt – Nandez (Sanchez, 81'), Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur (Rodriguez, 63') - L. Suarez, Cavani (Stuani, 74'). Coach: O. Tabarez.
PORTUGAL: Rui Patricio - Ricardo Pereira, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro - Bernardo Silva, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva (Quaresma, 65'), João Mario (M. Fernandes, 85') – Guedes (André Silva, 73'), Cristiano Ronaldo. Coach: F. Santos.