Portugal advances to last 16, beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo wheeled away in celebration, appearing as if he had scored one more objective on the World Cup.

Not this time.

As a substitute, it was Bruno Fernandes finally credited with the objective that arrange Portugal’s 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday, advancing the crew into the final 16.

Fernandes curled in a cross from the left that hardly went over the pinnacle of the leaping Ronaldo and bounced into the far nook of the web within the 54th minute to present Portugal a 1-0 lead.

A grinning Ronaldo threw his arms within the air, suggesting he acquired the ultimate contact, and was embracing Fernandes as a number of close-up replays had been being proven on the large screens in Lusail Stadium.

The objective wound up being awarded to Fernandes, who added a second from the penalty spot in stoppage time after a handball by Jose Maria Gimenez.

Fernandes was denied a hat trick with nearly the final kick of the sport, his shot from exterior the realm hitting the submit and bouncing large.

Portugal, which opened with a 3-2 win over Ghana, turned the third crew to succeed in the final 16 after France and Brazil.

Uruguay has one level from two matches and must beat Ghana on Friday to face an opportunity of advancing.


Portugal defender Pepe turned the second oldest outfield participant to function at a World Cup, on the age of 39. The oldest is Roger Milla, who was 42 when he performed for Cameroon on the 1994 event.


Portugal left again Nuno Mendes dropped to the bottom within the fortieth minute and was quickly in tears after sustaining a match-ending damage. He was in a position to stroll off the sphere unassisted. Portugal’s different left again is Raphael Guerreiro.

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