Ronaldo can't beat Uruguay on his own, warns Portugal coach

Luis Suarez says his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo is just at club level

Luis Suarez says his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo is just at club level

Godin, 32, is one of the most senior players in the Uruguay squad, making his debut in 2005 and playing at three World Cups as well as winning the Copa America in 2011.

Portugal dominated possession but their attack did not have enough bite to break through the Uruguay defence twice, leaving their captain Cristiano Ronaldo a frustrated figure throughout the match.

With only 7 minutes on the clock, Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for La Celeste with a lovely header from Luis Suarez's cross.

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For Granqvist it was his second goal from the spot in the tournament, after he also scored on a penalty kick against South Korea . Hernandez needs one goal to make him Mexico's all-time leading scorer in World Cup play with five.

Cavani struck again soon after, however, to take his tally up to three for the tournament and to end Ronaldo's hopes of winning a World Cup with Portugal. He combined with Luis Suarez to compete a series of precision passes to give Uruguay the early advantage with a header in the seventh minute. William Carvalho, Jao Mario and Adrien Silva are expected to feature in midfield. The South Americans work the ball to Cavani who has time to consider his options on the edge of the box. he wraps his body around the ball, curling an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Portugal unmistakably dictated the game, but despite trying every which way, came up short due to their struggles breaking down the well-organised Uruguay defence. There was no goal from Ronaldo this time.

Uruguay topped Group A with three victories, scoring five goals and keeping three clean sheets, and they looked close to their best when thumping host nation Russian Federation 3-0 in the final group game.

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Portugal's shrewd tactician Fernando Santos would not be too concerned about their draws against Spain and Iran en route to the Round of 16 as he is known to be happy with the tag of ugly ducklings.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani scores their first goal past Portugal's Rui Patricio in the World Cup "Round of 16" match in Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia, June 30, 2018. They're fortunate to have advanced and need to find a way to capitalize on scoring opportunities to get by a tough Uruguay team. Despite topping its group undefeated, coach Oscar Tabarez's team did little to raise expectations in the tournament's open stages.

But Uruguay held on to reach the last eight, even if match-winner Cavani gave them a scare ahead of the France game by limping off in the final quarter.

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We don't trust Argentina to shut out France , nor do we expect Les Bleus to deny the South Americans the goals they covet dearly. Messi scored against Nigeria in Argentina's final group stage match, helping boost the nation into the knockout stage.

Uruguay centre-back Jose Gimenez could return to the side after missing the game with Russian Federation with a back injury.

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