This year’s world cup hosted in Russia has been an interesting and amazing occasion. Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani was a constant menace to the Portugal defence with his strength and movement, particularly on the counter yesterday June 30 as he
scored two superb goals which made Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.
The shock to eleminate the European Champions team Portugal lead by striker Christian Ronaldo came just hours after Lionel Messi and his Argentina team were knocked out,
beaten 4-3 by France.
This World Cup has not been short of stunning goals and Cavani added another to the collection when he opened the scoring early on, playing a superb one-two with Luis Suarez before thumping home a header from his strike partner’s cross.
Uruguay had not conceded a goal at this World Cup before Pepe rose unmarked to nod in an equaliser from close range, prompting a brief spell of dominance for Portugal.
No individual wish for this but a serious injury for Cavani would undoubtedly be a blow to the Uruguay team, his existence into the team shows courage, existence and betterment on the playing field.
Against Portugal, they looked well balanced and while they did concede, it was the first goal against them in 597 minutes of football, a run stretching back to August last year.
Knockouts no-show for Ronaldo once again
Ronaldo scored four goals to take Portugal through to the last 16 almost on his own, but once again was unable to continue that form beyond the group stages.