The Portuguese team are the latest to be shown the way out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after they fell to the determined Uruguay side.
Uruguay take an early lead in the 7th minute through Cavani’s header, after a lovely flowing move sees Suarez pick up possession of the ball near the right touchline.
Pepe in the 55th Minute brought hope and smile back to the Portuguese fans as he fired home a ball worked for him from a corner piece by Guerreiro.
Urugray however took back control of the game after Portugal’s defence make a mess of a clearance, allowing Bentancur a run at the back four. And the Juventus midfielder’s brilliant pass picks out Cavani’s run, with the PSG forward then curling an unstoppable effort past a diving Patricio from the left edge of the area.
France End Argentina’s Dream
Meanwhile, in a game that called for massive number of goals, France has ended the quest of the Argentina team as they won 4-3 in a very competitive show down.
Messi could not help helpless Argentina circumvent the hurdle of giving answers to Kylian Mbappe two goals.
The game is remarkable in the career of the Paris Germain forward, as he became the youngest player since Pele in 1958 to score two goals in a World Cup match.
“I’m very happy and it’s flattering to be the second teenager (to score twice in the knock-out rounds) after Pele but let’s put things in context: Pele is another category, but it’s good to be among these people”, Mbappe said after the match.
“As I’ve already and always said, at a World Cup you have all the top-level players, so it’s an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are. There’s no better place than a World Cup.” the elated player said after the match.
France started the goal rain in the 19th minute after Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty kick. Di Maria equalizer and Gabriel Marcado’s strike gave the south American side the lead until the 57th Minute when Benjamin Pavard brought France back to level term with Argentina.
Sergio Aguero’s goal in the 93rd minute was not enough to redeem Argentina, as Kylian Mbappe two goals was all France needed to move to the quarter-final of the competition.
Source: Naija News