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tiptrot.com July 18, 2018


Uruguay 1-0 Portugal

01 July 2018, 12:30 | Mandy Simon

"We will have to work collectively in order to try and contain him or in order to try and limit the effect he can have".

Gelson Martins and Raphael Guerreiro are both in contention to start having returned to full training following injuries.

Ronaldo did take defenders away from Pepe, allowing the defender to head in a 55th-minute equaliser, but this was a night when nobody else was able to come to the party and ease the creative burden on the Real Madrid superstar.

The Madrid derby comes to the shores of the Black Sea in the last-16 with Uruguayan captain Diego Godin, of Atletico, and his club teammate Jose Maria Gimenez coming up against Real and Portugal's five-time Ballon d'Or victor. They haven't faced each other since July 1972 when they drew 1-1 at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium. The French defeated Argentina 4-3 earlier on Saturday. "Even if he scores three goals, he has a team working for him".

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have always been linked as great rivals for the crown of greatest ever, but the 2018 World Cup will see them exit with a similar mark on their record. He became a FIFA-graded referee in 2014 and this would be his first World Cup.

It is a contest of world class strikers with Uruguay loaded with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, Portugal have Cristiano Ronaldo upfront to bolster their chances - as he has already.

Currently, Ronaldo is second in the race for the Golden Boot with four goals and is tied with Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, behind leader Harry Kane on five strikes in the competition.


Luis Suarez has scored seven World Cup goals for Uruguay, second only to Oscar Miguez (8) - Suarez scored a brace against South Korea in his only previous World Cup appearance in the round of 16 back in 2010.

Ronaldo, though, has already scored four times at this World Cup, including a hat-trick on his last visit here when Portugal drew 3-3 with Spain.

Cristiano Ronaldo can not beat Uruguay all by himself.

This is Fernando Santos' fourth major tournament in a row as manager.

Suarez is still a threat on his own, but the understanding up front between he and Cavani makes a world of difference to Uruguay in the final third. Uruguay looking much more comfortable than the Portuguese.

"I don't know what the match will be like", he said. "We're there to win".



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