ROUND 16: Uruguay Defeated Portugal To Advance Into The Quarter Finals. The game between Uruguay and Portugal was played at Fisht Stadium with attendance of 44873 spectators and the referee that officiated the match was Cesar Ramos from Mexico. At the 5th minute, Lucas Torreira was penalised for pushing Cristiano Ronaldo and ball possession was Uruguay: 33%, Portugal: 67%.
Uruguay played a formation of 4-4-2 and Portugal came through with the same 4-4-2 formation, the possession was still in the favour of the Portugues till the 7th minute when Luis Suarez put in a cross and Edinson Cavani from Uruguay converted it to a GOAL with a header.The goal was assisted by Luis Suarez.
Portugal pushed through with Ball possession: Uruguay: 53%, Portugal: 47% at the 10th minute, the Fernando Santos boys (Portugal) were with greater ball possession through out the first half, Uruguay: 39%, Portugal: 61% at the 15th minute, Uruguay: 41%, Portugal: 59% at the 20th minute, Uruguay: 42%, Portugal: 58% at the 25th minute Uruguay: 41%, Portugal: 59% at the 30th minute Uruguay: 40%, Portugal: 60% at the 35th minute, Uruguay: 41%, Portugal: 59% at the 40th minute, Uruguay: 41%, Portugal: 59% at the 45th minute and Uruguay: 40%, Portugal: 60% at the (45+3)th minute, the extra time added was 3 minutes and the first half ended in favour of the south Americans, Uruguay.
The game continued with a fair play, no card was given, but Portugal was still having more ball possession than the Uruguans, at the 55th minute, Joao Mario from Portugal took a short corner kick from the left, Raphael Guerreiro put in a cross and Pepe from Portugal scored with a header, wow the Portugues equalised the game, it was Uruguay 1-1 Portugal.
At the 60th minute, Ball possession was Uruguay: 40%, Portugal: 60%, the 62nd minute seemed to be in the favour of Uruguay as they were in possession of the ball, they were having a good opportunity to score, Rodrigo Bentancur of Uruguay passed the ball to his team mate and it was a GOAL, a brace by Edinson Cavani.
After 90 minutes, extra 6 minutes was added but Portugal was unable to score any more goals even though they had greater possession through out the whole game, so the south Americans defeated the Cristiano Ronaldo side with 2 goals to 1.