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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 7 July, 2020


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Hello, and welcome to this evening’s liveblog.

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Kick off for the game is at 7pm.


We’re under way…


Portugal have made a promising start.

João Mário’s cross is headed over by Bernardo Silva.



Ronaldo gets his first sight at goal.

His powerful shot is straight at Muslera, who makes a comfortable save.


Suarez crosses for Cavani, who heads home powerfully.

That’s a really well-taken goal.


Portugal nearly respond immediately.

Fonte heads a Guerreiro cross just wide.



Portugal have responded well since the goal.

They’re starting to dominate possession and dictate the play since the goal, though they’ve yet to create a clear-cut chance.


Uruguay are under the cosh here.

Suarez does well to win a free kick following a clumsy foul by Guerreiro, thereby temporarily taking some of the pressure off the South Americans’ defence.


Rui Patrício gets down well save Suarez’s free kick from about 30 yards out.

It’s been an absorbing game so far.


Portugal don’t really look a threat so far in the final third.

Their build-up play is a little slow and ponderous.


Uruguay are definitely one of the most hard-working teams in the competition.

Even Suarez and Cavani have chipped in with their fair share of defensive work, restricting Portugal to pot shots in the process.



Uruguay continue to stifle Portugal’s attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo looks a frustrated man at the moment.


Uruguay look happy now to sit back and play on the counter-attack.

It’s been a very scrappy last few minutes, with Portugal struggling to develop any real fluidity with their attack play.


Suarez is down following a rough challenge by Guerreiro.

All these little stoppages are beneficial to Uruguay, so there will likely be a few more players making the most of injuries in the second half.


The second half has begun…


The second half has continued in a similar vein to the first.

Lots of stoppages, tackles and interceptions, with little goalmouth action.


Raphaël Guerreiro’s shot from distance is off target.

Portugal are lacking ideas and any sort of spark at the moment.

As I type, Godin makes a great interception to prevent a ball getting to Ronaldo.

The Atletico Madrid man has been immense so far.


Out of nothing, Portugal are right back in this game.

A corner is taken short, before Raphaël Guerreiro’s cross is headed powerfully home by Pepe.



Uruguay have re-taken the lead through that man again, Cavani.

The PSG star curls home a brilliant effort from the edge of the penalty area.


Both sides have made changes.

Ricardo Quaresma has replaced Adrian Silva for Portugal, while for Uruguay, Rodríguez is on for Bentancur.


A nervy moment for Uruguay.

Muslera comes for a cross and fails to claim it, before Bernardo Silva fires over from the edge of the area.


Blow for Uruguay, as Cavani limps off injured.

The PSG star Stuani is on in his place, while for Portugal, Gonçalo Guedes is replaced by André Silva.


Almost every player is in the Uruguay half.

As I type, Giménez is well placed to cut out a Bernardo Silva cross.

Meanwhile, Uruguay make a final change — Sanchez is on for Nández.


Ricardo Pereira goes down in the box under a challenge from Godin.

Meanwhile, Portugal make a change, with João Mário replaced by Manuel Fernandes.


Uruguay have the ball deep in the Portugal half.

Just over two minutes of normal time remain.


A Ronaldo shot from distance goes well wide.

There will be four minutes of stoppage time.


Ricardo Quaresma is incensed after the referee neglects to award him a free kick.

Ronaldo gets booked for his protests, and will miss the quarter-final in the unlikely event that Portugal get there.

Right, that’s all from me. Thanks for reading and commenting.

We’ll have more reaction to follow.

You can read our match report here.

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