Portugal beat Uruguay 2-0 to become third team into last 16

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29 Nov 2022 05:31 AM । Update: 29 Nov 2022 15:16 PM

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Group H - Portugal v Uruguay - Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar - November 28, 2022 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts REUTERS/Matthew Childs

After Brazil and France, Portugal defeated Uruguay 2-0 on Monday to advance to the World Cup knockout round as the third team. Midfielder Bruno Fernandes scored both goals.

Prior to Cristiano Ronaldo rising to head the ball and at first celebrating the goal as his, the Europeans had controlled possession before Fernandes' cross flew past Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet in the 54th minute.

In extra time, Fernandes scored the second goal after a video review resulted in a penalty for handball.

Rodrigo Bentancur ran past three opponents, but his effort was well saved. Maxi Gomez struck the post, and Luis Suarez shot into the side netting. Uruguay, who had eliminated Portugal from the 2018 World Cup, will regret a series of chances on the break.

Portugal's second victory in as many games propelled them to the top of Group H with six points and into the round of 16. To advance out of their group, Uruguay, which is tied with Ghana on one point, needs to defeat Ghana in their final match.

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