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Edinson Cavani scores twice as Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal

Edinson Cavani scores twice as Uruguay ousts Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal bowed out of the 2018 World Cup after losing 2-1 to Uruguay, with Edinson Cavani netting an impressive brace. On the first day of the knockouts, world's top two footballers have exited the tournament and Twitter couldn't help but feel sad about it.

This is the first time Uruguay have won their opening four games to a World Cup tournament since 1930, with the fourth game in that run being their 4-2 victory over Argentina in the final.

At the other end is Uruguay's Luis Suarez with 53 goals from 101 games but numerous controversies behind him including an nine-game worldwide ban for biting Italy Giorgio Chiellini four years ago.

"When it comes to the rivalry with Ronaldo at club level that's a different thing altogether", he told reporters ahead of Saturday evening's clash at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo demonstrated his sensitive side with a caring gesture towards Edinson Cavani during Portugal's Round of 16 tie against Uruguay.

Uruguay, a two-time champion that reached the semi-finals at the 2010 World Cup, will next face France on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod.




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35 - At the age of 35 years and 124 days, Pepe's goal made him Portugal's oldest scorer at a FIFA World Cup.

With 27 meetings against Ronaldo in the bruising Spanish capital derby between Atletico and Real Madrid, winning eight times, drawing nine and losing 10, few players are better placed to come up with a strategy to shackle Ronaldo than Godin.

Ronaldo was well contained, restricted to a free-kick driven into the wall in the first half, although Godin's determination to shove him rather than challenge in the air allowed Pepe to head in the equaliser from a corner.

The World Cup match between Uruguay and Portugal will be broadcast live on Fox. That was Suárez's 12th assist for Cavani in his 44 goals for Uruguay.

Edinson Cavani, who failed to finish the match after suffering a late injury, scored a superb goal in each half, and although Pepe scored in between, it was not enough to halt the Uruguayans, who have won all four of their matches so far in Russian Federation. It was Cavani who floated a cross-field ball to Suarez on the opposite flank before sprinting to the far post. KEYS TO THE GAME Stopping Ronaldo. They're fortunate to have advanced and need to find a way to capitalize on scoring opportunities to get by a tough Uruguay team.

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