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Portugal earned a precious 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday. Thanks to two goals from Bruno Fernandes, it qualifies for the round of 16 of the World Cup.
And three! After France and Brazil, Portugal became on Monday November 28 the third selection to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League thanks to a 2-0 victory against Uruguay.
From the start of the match, Portugal assumed the monopoly of the ball. Cristiano Ronaldo is highlighted from the first minutes by storing the shoulder towards Carvalho whose heavy flees the framework of Rochet (3rd). However, after this stroke of technical genius, the Portuguese got bogged down in a sterile domination and struggled to get chances.
On the side of Uruguay, it is the attackers who are hard to find, suffocated by Portuguese circles. It is all the same Betancur who gets the first clear chance of the match. The Uruguayan midfielder eliminated from a feint three opponents and presented himself in front of Costa. The Portuguese goalkeeper is the author of a decisive and somewhat lucky save (32nd).
CR7 responds to Celeste. On a cross from the right, Cristiano Ronaldo controls the chest on the left in the area but fails to follow up. The Uruguayan defense rushes on him to counter the ball (37th).
Portugal take a blow before the break: the exit of Nunos Mendes, one of their best players on the lawn since the start of the meeting. The left side had already touched 41 balls (second best total) and managed 23 of his 25 attempted passes. The Parisian leaves with tears in his eyes.
Intrusion of a supporter on the lawn
The start of the second half is animated by the intrusion on the field of a supporter sporting a rainbow flag and a T-Shirt in support of Ukraine and the Iranian protests. The referee interrupts the game until he is evacuated. Portugal strike soon after. CR7 tries to take back a fleeing cross from Bruno Fernandes from the left side. The ball ends up in the nets of Uruguay (54th, 1-0). If Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates, it is the center who scored the goal.
Cavani fails to set the record straight in stride. Varela crosses from the right side, but the recovery of the former Parisian is missed and flees the frame (56th). Darwin Núñez also takes his chance but Costa captures (60th)
Uruguay push to equalise. The incoming Gomez instinctively takes a pass from the right and surprises Costa, who owes his salvation only to the post (75th). Then a free kick from De Arrascaeta sows chaos in the Portuguese defense. Luis Suarez, who has also just entered, resumes but the ball ends up in the side netting (78th). However, it was Portugal and Bruno Fernandes who ended up doubling the bet on a penalty (90th + 2).
Twelve years after its beautiful third place, Uruguay does not succeed in the World Cup. However, he still has a chance to qualify for the knockout stages. It will take a victory against Ghana, Black stars that Celeste had eliminated in the quarter-finals in a controversial match.
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