Uruguay's Diego Godin holds the key to locking out Cristiano Ronaldo

The Madrid derby comes to the shores of the Black Sea in the last-16 with Uruguayan captain Diego Godin, of Atletico, and his club teammate Jose Maria Gimenez coming up against Real and Portugal's five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

Three points from Uruguay's 2-1 win over Portugal in the round of 16 at the World Cup.

Consequently, Uruguay will now face France in the quarter-finals.

The world sighed a collective "aw" when Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo helped injured two-goal hero Edinson Cavani off the pitch during the Portugal versus Uruguay World Cup last 16 match on Saturday.

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Nevertheless, Cavani made sure that the elation did not last too long as he pulled off an aesthetic curler into the bottom right corner just after 7 minutes of the equalizer.

Tabarez, who is in his 14th year as Uruguay manager, albeit across two spells, is understandably planning that his side will have to work as a team to contain the five-time Ballon D'Or victor.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay v/s Portugal match will kick off at 11.30 PM IST (2330 HRS).

Pepe's headed equaliser on 55 minutes had given Portugal hope, but Cavani, who has earned a reputation for failing to deliver in the most important games for club and country, silenced his critics with a memorable showcase of centre-forward play.

"They are a typical South American side", said Portugal coach Fernando Santos.

How Godin and Gimenez fare against Ronaldo is one of the intriguing subplots surrounding this fixture, though both sides' defensive records have some fearing a boring contest.

Ronaldo was involved somewhat in Portugal's goal, even if he didn't come close to getting a touch on the cross. Uruguay looking much more comfortable than the Portuguese.

6' - Cristiano Ronaldo with an attempt from outside the Uruguay area. Some of my players know them better than I do.

The 33-year-old is now facing a big second half as he aims to keep his side's World Cup dream alive. They set their stall out not to concede and think "if we score we win".

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