Portugal 2-0 Uruguay HIGHLIGHTS, FIFA World Cup: Bruno Fernandes brace seals win, confirms round of 16 spot

POR vs URU: Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the FIFA World Cup Group H clash between Portugal and Uruguay.

Highlights
  • Diogo Costa saves Bentancur’s shot in a one-on-one situation on the 32nd minute.
  • Match interrupted in 51st minute after an invader runs onto the pitch with a rainbow flag.
  • Bruno Fernandes gives Portugal lead in the 54th minute with a cross which goes into the bottom right corner. Ronaldo claims a touch with his head but goal is officially awarded to Bruno.
  • Maximiliano Gomez strikes the right post in the 75th minute, three minutes after being subbed on for Darwin Nunez.
  • Fernandes converts a penalty and makes it 2-0 for Portugal in the third minute of stoppage time.
Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes elebrates after scoring his team’s second goal off a penalty during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H match against Uruguay at Lusail Stadium on Monday in Lusail City, Qatar.

Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes elebrates after scoring his team’s second goal off a penalty during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group H match against Uruguay at Lusail Stadium on Monday in Lusail City, Qatar. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

POR vs URU: Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the FIFA World Cup Group H clash between Portugal and Uruguay.

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the FIFA World Cup Group H clash between Portugal and Uruguay. This was Nihit Sachdeva taking you through the action as it unfolds at the Lusail Stadium.

MATCH REPORT: Portugal beats Uruguay 2-0, qualifies for round of 16

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FULL TIME: PORTUGAL 2-0 URUGUAY

Portugal joins Brazil and France and becomes the third team to qualify for the round of 16 with a group match to spare. Uruguay, on the other hand, needs to beat Ghana in its final group match to have a chance of qualifying for a the knockout round.

90+11’

And the full time whistle has been blown.

90+9’

Bruno strikes the post!!!! The midfielder has had two shots on target in the space of a minute.

90+8’

Rochet saves at the near post!!!! A delightful cross from the right found Bruno at the right post who was looking to get his hat-trick. Corner to Portugal.

90+7’

Throw-in for Portugal inside the Uruguay half. That’s not where La Celeste would want the ball to be.

90+5’

Uruguay supporters not pleased with the decision to award Portugal a penalty. Will their team be able to channelise that anger into something? Time is not on their side at the moment.

90+3’ PORTUGAL LEADS 2-0

BRUNO SCORES FROM THE SPOT!!!! The Manchester United fielder wrongfoots Rochet and slots the ball into the bottom left corner to double Portugal’s lead and virtually confirm his team’s spot in the round of 16.

Nine minutes of added time.

90’

PENALTY AWARDED TO PORTUGAL!!! As it turns out, a couple of moments earlier, while Bruno took the ball into the Uruguay box, Gimenez fell down and touched the ball with his hand. A VAR check results in Portugal getting a spot kick.

89’

Dias gets a yellow card as Portugal prepares to take a corner won by Nunes.

88’

Time running out for Uruguay. Can it find an equaliser? Bruno takes the ball forward for Portugal.

86’

Matias Vina comes on for Olivera. Moments later, Pellistri wins a free kick after being fouled by Leao. Valverde goes for a long-range effort but it’s nowhere close to testing Costa.

84’

Portugal with a string of passes close to the Uruguay box. No real threat though.

82’

Triple substitution for Portugal. Ronaldo gives the captain’s armband to Pepe and walks off. So do Felix and William Carvalho. Matheus Nunes, Goncalo Ramos and Joao Palinha are on.

81’

Corner for Uruguay after Cancelo clears a cross from the right sent by Varela. The corner taken is not good enough and Portugal can breathe.

79’

Uruguay with another attack. De Arrascaeta is through, Costa comes forward, De Arrascaeta goes for the chip but the Portuguese keeper stops the effort with his glove.

77’

Felix commits a foul and receives a yellow card. Set piece for Uruguay. Gomez sends it in, finds Suarez at the near post who does not get a clean first touch before sending the ball widee.

75’

OFF THE BAR!!! Pellistri sets it up for Gomez on the edge of the box who hits a curler which beats Costa but strikes the right post. Portugal maintains the lead but only just.

72’

Double substitution for Uruguay. Darwin Nunez and Cavani replaced by Luis Suarez and Maximiliano Gomez.

71’

End-to-end stuff now. Uruguay desperately looking for an equaliser. Ronaldo goes down on the edge of the Uruguay box but referee asks him to get up. No foul there.

70’

Leao instantly in the thick of things as he finds himself in the Uruguay box with the ball. However, Uruguay defence puts enough pressure to force him out before stealing the ball.

69’

Portugal makes a change shortly after a foul by Felix. Rafael Leao comes on for Neves.

65’

Olivera with a header after a cross from Nunez but Neves blocks it calmly before clearing it away.

62’

Double substitution for Uruguay. Godin and Vecino are off. Pellistri and De Arrascaeta come on.

57’

Well, well. An action-packed last few minutes. First a pitch invasion and then, a goal.

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54’ PORTUGAL LEADS

BRUNO FERNANDES SCORES!!!! The Portuguese Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo claims to have gotten the slightest of the touches with his head inside the box after a brilliant cross from the left by Bruno Fernandes. However, the goal has been awarded to Bruno.

52’

Joao Felix with a shot shortly after game resumes but sends it wide.

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51’

Interruption in the match as an invader with a Rainbow flag has stepped onto the pitch.

A pitch invader wearing a shirt reading “Save Ukraine” holds a rainbow flag.

A pitch invader wearing a shirt reading “Save Ukraine” holds a rainbow flag. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

50’

Neves takes a bit of time before getting up. No substitution done by Portugal though.

48’

Corner for Portugal after a through ball from Felix takes a deflection from a Uruguay leg before going behind. Short-corner routine does not work as Uruguay clears the ball away and looks to counter-attack. Vecino with a foul on Neves and it is Portugal’s ball near the centerline.

47’

Olivera falls while fighting with Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes for possession.

46’

Ronaldo goes down after a foul from Coates.

46’

SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY!!! No changes made. Portugal playing from left to right and Uruguay from right to left. Portugal to resume the action.

POSSESSION STAT (HALF-TIME)
Portugal - 60%, Uruguay - 26%, Neither team in control - 14%
HALF TIME: PORTUGAL 0-0 URUGUAY

It is 17th match out of 32 played so far in this edition which stays goalless at the halfway stage. Bentancur had the best chance of the first half but Costa did well to keep the 2016 European champion on level terms.

45+3’

Guerreiro’s cross from the left goes across the face of the Uruguay box but finds no Portuguese head.

45+1’

Corner for Portugal. Fernandes’ corner kick is cleared at the near post by a Uruguay player.

Three minutes of added time.

44’

Olivera is shown a yellow card as he comes in the way just as Bruno Fernandes is about to take a free kick.

43’

Valverde brings down Fernandes inside the Portuguese half. Free kick to Portugal.

42’

Nuno Mendes leaves the pitch in tears. Looks like it could be something serious. Guerreiro comes on.

41’

Nuno Mendes goes down as he seems to be having a problem. Guerreiro is preparing himself for possible substitution.

40’

Valverde with the free kick. The Portuguese defence heads the ball away from inside its box. Danger avoided.

38’

Neves fouls Varela on the edge of the Portugal box and receives a yellow card. Free kick for Uruguay.

37’

Ronaldo does well to chest the ball down inside the Uruguay box despite losing balance after a cross from the right. Ball cleared out for a Portugal throw-in.

35’

Felix with an attempted shot from distance. Block from Uruguay and the final touch comes from Silva before the ball goes out. Goal kick for Uruguay.

32’

COSTA SAVES!!! Cavani releases Bentancur in the middle who then manages to get past a number of Portuguese players to find himself in a one-on-one situation against the goalkeeper. However, Costa makes himself big and keeps the clean sheet intact as he stops the ball going through his legs.

29’

Cancelo with a cross sent from the right, Ronaldo heads it straight into the gloves of Rochet as the angle is too tight. Anyway, the offside flag goes up.

27’

Ruben Neves with an aerial pass across the pitch but it has too much in it and the ball goes out for a Uruguay goal kick before Bruno Fernandes could get to it.

25’

Nuno Mendes sends in a brilliant cross from the left. Bernardo Silva perhaps overruns it and it is an easily clearance for Uruguay.

23’

Aerial through ball from Bernardo Silva finds Ronaldo who times the run perfectly. Ronaldo sends in the cross from the left but there is no one to head it in.

22’

Uruguay tries to make a move down the left wing but Pepe, the oldest-ever Portuguese player to play in a World Cup match, blocks the ball.

20’

Neves with a shot from well outside the box but it is blocked easily by the Uruguay defence before launching a counter attack. No harm done in the end though.

19’

Short corner routine attempted by Portugal. Another corner earned. Bruno Fernandes overhits the second corner kick and it goes out for a Uruguay throw-in.

18’

Ronaldo’s free kick takes a deflection off the Uruguay wall and goes behind for a corner.

17’

Fernandes’ corner kick is received by Mendes well outside the Uruguay box. He takes the ball forward but is brought down by Vecino for a Portugal free kick.

16’

Corner for Portugal after Gimenez blocks Felix’s shot inside the box.

15’

Cancelo tries to put Bernardo Silva through on the right wing but the Portuguese defender’s pass goes out of play for a Uruguay throw-in.

14’

Felix loses possession close to the Uruguay box after a string of passes by his teammates.

13’

Foul by Bentancur on Neves. The Uruguay player is already on a yellow.

12’

Gimenez’ s header following the corner kick goes over the bar.

11’

Darwin Nunez with a run down the left wing. Wins a corner after a block from Dias sends the ball behind.

10’

Foul by Joao Felix. Free kick to Uruguay inside its own half.

8’

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes with a long-range effort from the right. The ball misses the far post quite comfortably.

6’

A booking already. Bentancur, pressing, eventually fouls Dias and receives a yellow card.

5’

Foul on Joao Felix near the center line by Gimenez. Free kick to Portugal.

4’

Carvalho with a volley set up after a Ronaldo header inside the Uruguay box. However, the ball goes well over the bar. Positive start from both sides.

3’

Olivera with an early attempt but skies it.

1’

KICK OFF!! Uruguay takes the opening kick. South Americans, in white, playing from left to right while Portugal, in red and green, playing from right to left.

12:27AM IST - Alright then. Time for live action. Portugal and Uruguay both playing with a 4-1-2-3 formation.

12:23AM IST - The two teams head out onto the pitch for what promises to be a blockbuster fixture. First up, it is time for the national anthems.

12:10AM IST - A stat Portugal might not want to look at - It has won just one match in last nine meetings against South American countries in all competitions.

11:50PM IST - Both teams will have experience players at the back and in front tonight.

For Portugal, it will be Pepe (39 years & 275 days old) and Cristiano Ronaldo (37 years & 296 days old) while for Uruguay, it will be Godín (36 years & 285 days old) and Cavani (35 years & 287 days old).

11:30PM IST - This is significant. Uruguay has benched Luis Suarez and instead opted to start with Edinson Cavani.

11:15PM IST - LINEUPS!!!

Portugal - Diogo Costa, Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Ruben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Joao Felix, Cristiano Ronaldo

Uruguay - Sergio Rochet, Sebastian Coates, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez, Guillermo Varela, Mathias Olivera, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Edinson Cavani, Darwin Nunez.

11:10PM IST - Win first two group matches and semifinal-run confirmed for Portugal again?

The Portuguese side has won first two group stage matches only twice before - 1966 and 2006- and on both occasions, it eventually went on to reach the semifinals.

11PM IST - If Portuguese Talisman Cristiano Ronaldo scores tonight, it will be his ninth World Cup goal and he will once again move ahead of Lionel Messi.

10:50PM IST - ICYMI, check the highlights of a thrilling match between Ghana and Korea after which the Group H table currently reads as mentioned below-

PositionTeamWinsLossesDrawsGFGAGDPoints
1Portugal1003213
2Ghana1105503
3Uruguary0010001
4South Korea01123-11

10:40PM IST - FORM GUIDE

Portugal

  • ⦿ Beat Ghana 3-2
  • ⦿ Beat Nigeria 4-0
  • ⦿ Lost 0-1 to Spain
  • ⦿ Beat Czech Republic 4-0
  • ⦿ Lost 0-1 to Switzerland

Uruguay

  • ⦿ Drew 0-0 with South Korea
  • ⦿ Beat Canada 2-0
  • ⦿ Lost 0-1 to Iran
  • ⦿ Beat Panama 5-0
  • ⦿ Drew 0-0 with USA

10:30PM IST - Head-to-head record

10:20PM IST - With Ghana beating South Korea 3-2 earlier in the day, Portugal has a golden opportunity to confirm its spot in the round of 16 spot tonight itself if it beats Uruguay. Will Cristiano Ronaldo and his team be able to beat Uruguay in what is a repeat of the round of 16 match from the 2018 edition? Live action begins at 12:30AM IST. Till then, stay tuned for all the pre-match buildup!

PREVIEW (via Reuters)

Portugal could qualify early for the next phase of the World Cup with a game remaining if it beats Uruguay on Monday, a task probably much easier said than done.

Uruguay has the World Cup edge in winning the tournament twice, albeit a few generations ago, and is more than familiar with Portugal, having knocked it out of the contest in 2018 in the round of 16.

Although Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show on Thursday, setting a record by scoring in his fifth World Cup in Portugal’s 3-2 win over Ghana, his team lacked inspiration and havs much to do to shake off a dismal run of World Cup form since reaching the semifinals in 2006.

Predicted XI
Portugal: Costa, Cancelo, Dalot, Dias, Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, Neves, Carvalho, Fernandes, Ronaldo, Felix
Uruguay: Rochet, Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Oliveira, Valverde, Bentancur, Vecino, Pellistri, Suarez, Nunez

Uruguay, while failing to score any goals or even record any shots on target in its opener against a gritty South Korea on Thursday, was composed, organised and like a team capable of another deep World Cup run, with veterans and neophytes combining seamlessly and moving the ball with confidence.

All five goals of Portugal’s opening game came in a frenetic final 25 minutes likened by coach Fernando Santos to a storm. He said he is untroubled going into the Uruguay match because he knows what needs fixing.

“It’s nothing I’m worried about because I know that my players can do better than that, but that’s football,” he said. “I am totally confident that they can perform much better than this.”

Portugal, with a habit of going down to the wire in the World Cup group stages, may want to avoid that this time with a final match against South Korea, the team that ended Germany’s title defence in 2018.

Equally, Uruguay will want to avoid defeat against Portugal so its fate can remain in its own hands in its final match against Ghana.

Uruguay has looked good since Diego Alonso took over late last year and turned things around in qualifying. He has every player available in his squad, except Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo, recovering from thigh surgery.

Alonso’s defence looked sturdy against South Korea and he is blessed with plenty of attacking options through Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani - despite their age - and Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez and Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri, who looked dangerous on their World Cup debuts.

Alonso expects a tough game on Monday and for the group to be decided in the final match.

“Obviously the second game is key as is the third,” he said. “Whether we qualify or not depends on us.”

WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH

When will the Portugal vs Uruguay match kick-off?

The Portugal vs Uruguay match will kick-off at 12:30AM IST, November 29.

Where will the Portugal vs Uruguay match kick-off?

The Portugal vs Uruguay match will kick-off at Lusail Stadium.

Where can you watch the Portugal vs Uruguay match in India?

The Portugal vs Uruguay match will be telecast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and well as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be live streamed on JioCinema.

Where can you watch the Portugal vs Uruguay match outside India?

United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Live Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Live Stream: fuboTV, TSN app

United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Live Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Website

Australia – TV: SBS; Live Stream: SBS On Demand

New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports; Live Stream: Sky Sport

Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Live Stream: Astro Go

Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Live Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV

Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports, ITV; Live Stream: Now TV, ViuTV

Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Pro.

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