Cavani fires Uruguay into last eight as Ronaldo's World Cup dream ends

Cavani Ronaldo and Suarez

To go one step further than Lionel Messi.

Uruguay will play France on Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m. local time (3 p.m. BST, 10 a.m. ET).

That is an achievement Ronaldo could match if he plays in Qatar and is representative of the remaining goals he might be able to fulfill.

This will be a busy evening for the referee, not least with Uruguay's Atletico Madrid centre-halves Diego Godin and Jose Jimenez up against Portugal's Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was Cavani who instead took the spotlight.

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34 minute: Portugal are pressing hard to equalise but fail to hold the ball in the final third.

"The truth is, it was really exciting", Cavani said. I don't have words to describe it.

Guerreiro fired over from the edge of the box after a corner had fallen to him, and then Ronaldo laid the ball back to Adrien Silva, whose shot was deflected behind for a 55th-minute corner.

The stage was set for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Two-time winners Uruguay cruised through Group A, winning all three games, scoring five times and not conceding any, with a 3-0 win over Russian Federation securing top spot.

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But the rugged and fearless Godin, who needed reconstructive dental surgery after having three teeth punched out in an aerial challenge with Valencia's goalkeeper earlier this year, has succeeded in muzzling Ronaldo on plenty other occasions at club level going back nearly a decade. We want to achieve this at the World Cup.

It is an accusation often levelled at Portugal that they are a toothless team if Cristiano Ronaldo has an off-day, but their victory in the Euro 2016 final with their talisman missing most of the game through injury is used as the flawless riposte to that suggestion.

Ronaldo had one clean shot the entire 90 minutes and it came in the opening moments of the match, directly into the arms of Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Having been overshadowed by the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, and long played second fiddle to Luis Suarez for Uruguay, Cavani's brace went a long way toward dispelling notion that he's not a "big-game player" - for one day, at least. Meanwhile, three of Portugal's last four goals have come from outside the box. Ronaldo ran in front of Pepe and drew the attention of both Gimenez and Godin.

Pepe rose from a corner to nod Portugal level after the break, but just seven minutes later Cavani scored again to settle the tie.

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EARLY GOAL It was a five-pass build-up from deep in its own end that culminated in Uruguay's first goal, and the final two passes were flawless. The South American team will be praying their star attacking duo Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez put in a top performance to sail their ship to the bay.

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