Portugal joins France and Brazil in the round of 16. Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammates beat Uruguay (2-0).
The first half of this big clash in Group H was somewhat disappointing. Few chances for both teams.
It was the Portuguese selection that dominated the first minutes of the match. The first warning came from William Carvalho. Served by Cristiano Ronaldo, from the shoulder, the midfielder of Betis Sevilla took control of the volley. The ball passes.
The Seleção das Quinas continues to put pressure on the South American team. The attempts follow each other, but without much danger to Sergio Rochette’s goals.
We’ll have to wait for 32e Minutes of play to see Uruguay’s first big chance. Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur misses a head-to-head with Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa.
Four minutes later, Celeste returned to the attack. After a new festival against the Portuguese defense, Rodrigo Bentancur is absent. He cannot adjust his attempt in the penalty area.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the Portugal national team, responds with a move. On the left side, CR7 controls the chest and unleashes a gentle punch. The Uruguayan goalkeeper intervened.
And with this scoreless tie, the two teams return to the dressing room. Back on the field, the European team still has the upper hand in the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo concedes his goal in the 54th minutee A minute of playing on a wonderful cross from Bruno Fernandes, the five-pointed Golden Ball deflects the trajectory a little and gives the advantage to his team.
Great midfield battle after this opening. The two teams respond to each other in quick succession but clear chances are very rare.
Celeste forward Maxi Gomez came close to equalizing at 75e min play. The post finds the first intention shot.
Luis Suarez plays Edinson Cavani, and he’s instantly dangerous. He rushes into the penalty area, sending a wonderful shot that misses the frame.
The end of the match benefits the Portuguese. Seleção das Quinas gets a penalty kick after a handball by Jose Maria Jimenez. Bruno Fernandes, the Red Devils midfielder, converts that penalty into a goal at 90+3e A minute of the match hits Uruguay’s hopes.