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Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo take on Uruguay in a crucial World Cup Group H clash. Ronaldo made men’s World Cup history as he became the first player to score in five different tournaments with the opening goal of his country’s 3-2 win over Ghana, and Portugal can qualify for the last 16 with another victory this evening.

Despite Ronaldo’s moment of history, it was Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix and Rafael Leao who starred in Portugal’s opening win – while there was a let off at the end as Inaki Williams slipped after rounding the fortunate goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

Uruguay, meanwhile, are on the back foot following their 0-0 stalemate with South Korea. Uruguay hit the post twice and will hope their star-studded frontline of Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani can make more of an impact here. Follow all the action with our live blog below, following the conclusion of Brazil’s match with Switzerland in Group G.


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

23 mins: Fernandes plays in Ronaldo down the left with a clever pass on the outside of his foot. Ronaldo looks to cross but there’s no one arriving at the back post. Portugal stay on the front foot.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:23


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

21 mins: Uruguay have been absorbing the Portugal punches but can they now hit back on the break? Cavani goes long looking for Nunez but he can’t keep in control after chesting the ball down. Portugal are offering much more here than they did in their opening match but Uruguay look the same in terms of ambition and threat.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:21


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

18 mins: Into the wall and out for a corner. You shouldn’t really be shooting from there but if you’re Ronaldo you get to do those things.

The following corner from Fernandes is awful and goes over everyone.

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Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:18


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

17 mins: From the corner, Portugal play straight to Mendes, who is then fouled. Ronaldo will stand over the free kick, but the angle is a bit wide for shooting at goal…

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:17


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

15 mins: Shot! Portugal work the ball nicely into Bernardo, who then finds Felix on his left. It was pretty obvious that Felix wanted to come inside and Gimenez stands out, before getting the block in. Corner.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:16


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

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Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:14


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

13 mins: Ooooh, watch out Bentancur. He shoves Ruben Neves to the ground when contesting for the ball and Portugal immediately get in the face of the referee. Bentancur looks wound up and needs to calm down.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:13


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

11 mins: Nunez bounds down the left wing on a solo run. Cancelo covers it well but concedes the corner. Nunez tries to get the Uruguay fans going behind the goal.

The corner finds Gimenez, who can’t keep the header down.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:11


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

9 mins: Portugal look more assertive in these opening 10 minutes than they did against Ghana. Fernandes tries to slide a pass through to Bernardo, but he just runs out of room.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:09


Portugal 0-0 Uruguay

7 mins: Ronaldo sets up another chance, this time by leaping high and nodding down a crossfield pass. Fernandes drags the shot wide.

Jamie Braidwood28 November 2022 19:07

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