A Saturday night where legends exit from the world cup happened as their fans weep. After Messi’s departure from the world cup against France on Saturday. It was time for Cristiano Ronaldo to progress in the pursuit of the cup. But Uruguay had their own story to be told.
Right from the start of the whistle both the teams came on with all guns blazing as it was a very open ended game, where both the teams were attacking right from the start. And that fiery start got Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani a goal which actually was faced and not actually headed into the goal from a wonderful long ball played by Suarez from the far side.
Uruguay were nullifying Cristiano Ronaldo as he ran out of space to take a shot or head the ball. The second half started with a flurry for Portugal as Pepe headed a ball which found the Uruguay’s net. The match was brought back to parity by the centre back.
But the happy story didn’t last long as a misplaced header in the defensive half got Edinson Cavani to place a ball past Patricio in a sublime fashion. The Uruguay packed and locked any kind of Portuguese attack after that. There were series of chances which Portugal created, supplied ariel balls for CR7 to head it into the goal but it was a bit high even for the leaps and height that Ronaldo gets after trying.
The final whistle confirmed also the exit of the five time Ballon D’Or winner from the world cup and also his pursuit of the cup dream received the final whistle just like his counterpart of Barcelona Lionel Messi few hours ago. A total of 10 Ballon D’Or, numerous trophies for their respective clubs are the only possession that both are going to have and surely both are going to miss the World Cup winner’s medal from their elite cabinet.