Portugal will be aiming to put down a heavy marker on the World Cup this Monday when they meet with Uruguay in what could end up being one of the best games at the Qatar finals with Cristiano Ronaldo looking for another World Cup goal.
After scoring from the penalty spot against Ghana, Ronaldo has now scored in five World Cup and also become Portugal’s oldest and youngest goalscorer in history. On the other hand, he was brought off in the second half and in truth, despite the penalty conversion, he was somewhat ineffective in the game as the likes of Joao Felix stole the show.
The Atletico Madrid man scored his first World Cup goal that day too after a sensational finish, with Rafael Leao also getting a goal with a tidy finish from a Bruno Fernandes assist. Once again, however, Portugal looked weak in defence and times and Ruben Dias had a game to forget against Ghana after two goals let in during the 3-2 loss.
Diogo Costa is the number one for Portugal now instead of Rui Patricio, and he was spared his blushes when Osman Bukari slipped after stealing the ball from his feet in the dying seconds.
As for Uruguay, they were poor in the game against South Korea. They did manage to restrict Son Heung-min and co. to no shots on target but with just one of their own, they have a lot to prove in this game with an attacking lineup that likely sees Suarez, Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani all start.