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Sunday, 01 July 2018 - 13:25
Cavani’s brilliance takes Uruguay to last eight
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Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.
 
Defeat for the European champions finished Cristiano Ronaldo's hopes of success in Russia just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were knocked out, beaten 4-3 by Les Bleus.
 
This World Cup has not been short of stunning goals and Cavani added another to the collection when he opened the scoring early on, playing a superb one-two with Luis Suarez before thumping home a header from his strike partner's cross.
 
Uruguay had not conceded a goal at this World Cup before Pepe rose unmarked to nod in an equalizer from close range, prompting a brief spell of dominance for Portugal.
 
But Cavani secured Uruguay's place in the last eight - and a trip to Nizhny Novgorod to face France on Friday - when he steered a brilliant shot beyond goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
 
The win may have come at a price, though, as Cavani limped off late on.
 
 
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