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Luis Suarez plays down Cristiano Ronaldo feud ahead of last-16 tie

Luis Suarez plays down Cristiano Ronaldo feud ahead of last-16 tie

"I think we played a good game and maybe we deserved more, but in football the ones that score the most goals win and they scored two, so congratulations".

Ronaldo was unable to trouble Uruguay as they made it through to the quarter-final against France and, at 33, with a 154 caps to his name, this could represent a natural watershed.

In between all of the gorgeous goals, ugly own goals, and remarkable upsets, Ronaldo helping Cavani get off the field will likely go down as one of the tournament's most memorable moments.

Portugal began the second half on top as Raphael Guerreiro put the ball on a plate for Pepe to head home the equaliser in the 52nd minute.

But Uruguay were back in front seven minutes later when Rodrigo Betancur allowed Cavani to brilliantly curl home his 45th worldwide goal.

Sochi, Russia: Cristiano Ronaldo declined to comment on his worldwide future on Saturday after bowing out of the World Cup following Portugal´s 2-1 defeat by Uruguay.

Ronaldo won Euro 2016 with Portugal and has proven himself to be his country's greatest ever player.

In reaching the Round of 16, Portugal have improved on their showing at the 2014 World Cup where they were eliminated at the group stages.

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The highlights of Uruguay's pulsating win will show Suarez's superb assist for Cavani's opener, but his all-round play was just as key.

And when asked about his future, he said: "It's not the time to talk about the future, when it comes to the players and coach", asserted the winger.

Uruguay's quartet of young midfielders in Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Lucas Torreira and Nahitan Nandez did well to cut down the spaces to reduce the supplies to Ronaldo as Portugal trailed by a goal at the half-time.

Uruguay's previous five goals at Russian Federation 2018 all came from set-pieces but they opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a goal of the highest quality.

He did not even manage a touch of the ball in the Uruguay penalty area during a frustrating first half when his only effort was a free kick that was blocked by the wall.

Edinson Cavani latches onto the end of a Luis Suarez cross to nod in Uruguay's opener.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani scored with both of his shots on target tonight.

55' - GOAL! Uruguay 1-1 Portugal: Portugal finally breach Uruguay's defence!


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