Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

Wow, what a spectacle in the first knockout game at this World Cup as France produced a stunning display to send Messi's Argentina packing. That means he has 85 worldwide goals, more than any other male European player in history.

With 27 meetings against Ronaldo in the bruising Spanish capital derby between Atletico and Real Madrid, winning eight times, drawing nine and losing 10, few players are better placed to come up with a strategy to shackle Ronaldo than Godin.

"Godin is a star".

Uruguay will be looking to win their opening four games at a World Cup for only the second time after 1930, when they won the first ever World Cup.

Today, Gimenez is set to rejoin Godin in central defence after missing the 3-0 victory over Russian Federation due to injury.

Portugal defeated Morocco in the second match by 1-0 and drew against Iran by 1-1.

Uruguay chased every ball as if it was their last, with Cavani often dropping back to form a five-man midfield. Lucas Torreira with the delivery, but no shot on-target from it.

But a minute later, Uruguay led when Cavani and Luis Suarez combined in style, Cavani's pass finding Suarez and his cross converted by the striker at the far post, the ball seeming to go in off his face.

Suarez might lack the same sharpness of old, but he has still scored twice in Russian Federation.

And although Uruguay finally conceded a goal, it was the first this year in the team's seventh match.

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Portugal winger Gelson Martins and left-back Raphael Guerreiro are in contention to play after they returned to full training. Petersburg, he added: "We would expect all players, former players, staff, fans, everyone to behave in a respectful manner".

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They face the unsafe Colombia and will meet the victor of Sweden against Switzerland in the last eight if they come through. Alexander-Arnold's surging run down the right saw him deliver a fine cross which Vardy couldn't direct on target.

"It's not a fair result, we did enough for another result", Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.

35 - At the age of 35 years and 124 days, Pepe's goal made him Portugal's oldest scorer at a FIFA World Cup. It has been like that for the whole of 2018.

"Oscar Tabarez is the longest-serving worldwide manager. All great players are always very important to their teams".

But there was no late video review to benefit Portugal as Ronaldo's fourth World Cup came to an uneventful end.

Bernando Silva failed to deliver, while youngster Goncalo Guedes was also a no-show alongside Ronaldo.

"We will mark him with the same respect we mark everyone, despite him being a superstar", said Sebastian Coates of Ronaldo.

Two of the game's biggest players on one of the game's biggest stages walked together slowly with their arms around each other during a brief pause in the action. Subs: Fernandes 5, Quaresma 6, A Silva 5.

Free-kick to Uruguay as Nahitan Nandez goes down after a challenge. Teammate Luis Suarez dropped a right-footed dime toward the right side of the box, and Cavani received it easily.

Pepe gave Portugal some hope when he found the equaliser in the 55th minute.

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