Edinson Cavani scored two brilliant objectives as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-last group with France.
Annihilation for the European champions completed Cristiano Ronaldo’s expectations of accomplishment in Russia.
This World Cup has not been shy of staggering goals and Cavani added another to the group when he opened the scoring at an early stage, playing a sublime one-two with Luis Suarez before pounding home a header from his strike accomplice’s cross.
Be that as it may, Cavani anchored Uruguay’s place in the last eight – and an excursion to Nizhny Novgorod to confront France on Friday – when he directed a splendid shot past goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Cavani – embracing the touchline on the conservative – hit a splendid crossfield go to Suarez wide left. The Barcelona forward held the ball for a minute as Cavani fueled into the zone before whipping in a cross for his strike accomplice to head home. Of Cavani’s 45 universal goals, Suarez has now helped 12 of them.