Edinson Cavani scored a brace after his first goal was cancelled out by Pepe, a few minutes int the second half. Ronaldo and company tried everything on the night but all their efforts were in vain with Uruguan defence were very poised even after going a goal down. Also Read - Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo Wins IFFHS World's Best International Top-Scorer Trophy
It was Luis Suarez- Edinson Cavani’s deadly duo, saw Uruguay off easily. The man who took care of the defensive font well were Torierra and Godin- absolutely superb display by these two. Also Read - Forbes 2020 Highest Paid Footballers: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Race, Kylian Mbappe Rises
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However, the South Americans and the European champions would be well advised to remain focused on the task at hand. With Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani teaming up on one side, and Cristiano Ronaldo on the other, even the tiniest lapse in concentration could prove fatal.
It will be only the third time in history that the teams have played against each other, and their very first meeting at the FIFA World Cup. Yet many of the players will be perfectly familiar with those lining up against them on Saturday, with the two squads packed full of team-mates and rivals from club football in Portugal, Spain and beyond.
The match will also be decided on the sidelines and in the dressing rooms. Oscar Tabarez and Fernando Santos are two of the most experienced coaches at the World Cup, and they will be doing everything in their power to ensure that their players are in the best possible frame of mind come kick-off on Saturday evening.
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, William; Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo.
(Inputs from FIFA official)