Edinson Cavani scored a brace as Uruguay edged out Portugal 2-1 to progress into the Quarter Finals.
Cavani brought the game to life when he combined brilliantly with Luis Suarez to open the scoring. The PSG striker played a great ball across to Suarez who then whipped a good cross in and Cavani was there to nod the South Americans ahead.
Portugal continued pressing up the field and had a good spell of possession but struggled to create any chances in the final third.
Suarez forced a good save from Rui Patrício as the Barcelona man tried to find the bottom right corner from a free-kick.
Portugal started the second half strong and soon got their reward as Raphael Guerreiro delivered a good cross and Pepe rose to header home and give the Europeans a way back into the game.
Their renewed hope didn’t last long however, as Cavani stroked a brilliant first-time effort past Patricio into the right-hand corner to once again give Uruguay the lead with half an hour to go.
Ricardo Quaresma was then introduced and immediately made a difference as he proved to be dangerous down the right-hand flank.
Portugal had ample chances to find an equaliser which included a late hand ball appeal in the box, but ultimately it was in vein as Cristiano Ronaldo and the European Champions bowed out of the competition.
A big concern for Uruguay will be the fact that Cavani was forced to leave the field with an injury after being helped off by Ronaldo. While it didn’t look to be too serious, he will face a race against time ahead of their next fixture in six days time.
Uruguay looked very organised on defence and deadly on the counter. They will face an impressive looking France who beat Argentina 4-3 earlier and will have Diego Godin will have his work cut out for him as he is tasked with containing the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.