3 key battles that decided Portugal vs Uruguay

Cavani scored a brace to down Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal

Image result for Cavani vs Portugal WC

Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo are out of the FIFA World Cup! In the second knock-out match, Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1, courtesy of a Cavani brace, and advanced into the quarterfinals where they will face France.

Uruguay took an early lead as Cavani and Suarez combined well, with the latter assisting formers header goal. Portugal dictated the pace and commanded the play, in search of an equalizer. The reigning European champions tried everything to pierce past the well-structured Uruguayan defence but lacked incisiveness.

Pepe restored the parity for Portugal in the 55th minute as he scored a header goal. However, in the 62nd minute, Pepe failed to clear an aerial ball effectively and Uruguay capitalized on the mistake as Cavani scored with absolute precision.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. displayed everything they could, but those were not adequate to get the better of a solid, resolute and tenacious Uruguay defence.

FootballCoutner tabulates three key battles that decided the result.

#3 Pepe – Fonte vs Cavani – Suarez 

Pepe is 35, Jose Fonte is 34. Despite Portugal’s central defenders being veterans, Pepe and Fonte had managed to thwart the opposition attacks and had looked tenacious and rigid at the back. But, that was not the story tonight.

Cavani and Suarez combined well to score Uruguay’s opener in the 7th minute. Cavani ran to the blind side of Jose Fonte to connect Suarez’s brilliant cross to give the South American side an early lead.

Uruguay’s and Cavani’s second goal came from a Pepe error as he failed to effectively clear an aerial ball. Cavani capitalized and triggered an absolutely clinical shot to give Uruguay the lead again after Pepe equalized.

Regal FC trials postponed to April

Mumbai based MDFA 3rd Division side Regal FC has postponed their upcoming trials to a new tentative date in April, amidst the Corona Virus outbreak Regal football Club had earlier announced…

Share

Mumbai Marines FC to hold trials for MDFA 1st Division

Newly promoted side Mumbai Marines FC are on the lookout for players for the upcoming season of the MDFA 1st Division, the club announced. After a successful MDFA 2nd Division…

Share

Regal FC to conduct trials for 3rd Division campaign

Mumbai based MDFA 3rd Division side Regal FC will be conducting a two day football trials for city footballers for their upcoming season Regal football Club has announced that they…

Share

GKW Rangers FC to conduct YPL U14 and 3rd Division trials

Mumbai based GKW Rangers FC will conduct trials for its MDFA 3rd division side as well as its U14 age group team that competes in MDFA Yuva Premier League U14….

Share

Rhino Sports Academy to conduct trials on March 15th

Mumbai based Rhino Sports Academy will be conducting trials for its upcoming seasons of MDFA 1st Division and MDFA 3rd Division Rhino Sports Academy will be fielding a side each…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct age group trials for its 2020-21 Season Elite Program

OSCAR SSE, a 2 star AIFF Accredited Academy, will be conducting age group trials (U13, U15 and U18 players) to induct in its Elite Program for 2020-21 season All the…

Share

Sterling FA to conduct 2nd round of trials for MDFA 1st division team

Mumbai First Division side Sterling Football Academy will be conducting their 2nd round of trials for their MDFA 1st Division campaign this Saturday 29nd Feb Sterling Football Academy will be…

Share

Sterling FA to conduct trials for MDFA 1st division team

Mumbai First Division side Sterling Football Academy will be conducting trials for their MDFA 1st Division campaign this Saturday 22nd Feb Sterling Football Academy will be fielding a team in…

Share

Ex-Servicemen Social Education and Sports foundation to conduct trials for MDFA 1st & 3rd Division reams

Ex-Servicemen social education and sports foundation will be conducting trials for their MDFA 1st Division & 3rd Division sides The first round of trials for MDFA club Ex-Servicemen social education and…

Share

MDFA to host trials for WIFA Inter District Men’s Open Football Championship

The Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), the governing body for football in Mumbai district is set to host their coaching camps and selection trials for the WIFA Inter District Men’s…

Share