Cavani injury worry for Uruguay after two-goal heroics

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Uruguay, the team with the best defensive record in the group stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with zero goals conceded, held firm to sink Portugal 2-1 in Sochi on Saturday to set up a quarter-final tie against France.

Two goals - one in each half from Edinson Cavani - gave Uruguay a 2-1 win over Portugal.

Cavani headed home before the break and, soon after Pepe had headed a second-half equaliser, scored the victor with a superb curling shot.

Uruguay took seven minutes to regain the lead as Cavani completed his brace.

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Uruguay and Portugal have faced off on two previous occasions, but never at the World Cup. Cavani, out deep on the right side, launched a crossfield pass for Luis Suarez on the left before receving back the high cross at the right post with a powerful header which beat goalminder Rui Patricio.

Portugal had 61 percent of the possession and four times as many shots at goal as the Uruguayans, but Tabarez dismissed possession as a mere statistic and said what mattered was creating and converting chances.




Cavani sent the ball across the field to Suarez, who aggressively dribbled to the top corner of the penalty area.

And when asked about his future, he said: "It's not the time to talk about the future, when it comes to the players and coach", asserted the winger.

The fearless Uruguay go marching on: The South Americans remain "dark-horses" for World Cup glory, but with four wins out of four, conceding just one goal in the process, they simply can not be overlooked.

The Real Madrid forward had an opportunity in the first half to score from a free kick about 30 metres out but could only hit the wall. This is the third time that this record has changed hands in Russian Federation, with Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma having both broken it during the group stage.

Despite the disappointment of exiting a World Cup early - meaning he will be denied the elusive piece of silverware missing from his trophy cabinet - Ronaldo managed a smile for the cameras.

Uruguay: Muslera 7, Gimenez 8, Godin 8, Laxalt 7, Caceres 6, Bentancur 6, Nandez 6, Torreira 6, Vecino 6, Suarez 8, Cavani 9. Pepe came in behind and Uruguay finally surrendered its first goal of the tournament in the 55th minute.

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