Portugal - World Cup - 30 June 2018

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.

Euro 2016 winners Portugal take on 2010 World Cup fourth-placed side Uruguay in the last 16 of the tournament on Saturday.

Portugal were pressurising Uruguay after a quarter of an hour as they went in search for the equaliser but the Sky Blue were solid at the back. But now that they're here, the knockouts begin and the room for error gets even smaller.

Uruguay and Portugal have faced off on two previous occasions, but never at the World Cup. Coach Oscar Tabarez revealed he used a picture of the towering header to inspire his players in his halftime team talk in their first game in this World Cup against Egypt, where they snatched victory with Jose Gimenez's late header from a corner.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay v/s Portugal match will kick off at 11.30 PM IST (2330 HRS). Godin, 32, is one of the most senior players in the Uruguay squad, making his debut in 2005 and playing at three World Cups as well as winning the Copa America in 2011.

Ronaldo is one of the best strikers in the world, he has great potential. Meanwhile, three of Portugal's last four goals have come from outside the box.

Uruguay and Portugal are now in action at the World Cup with Cavani putting them in front.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 85 goals in 153 appearances, although when he plays for his country there is sometimes a feeling that he is both the problem and the solution and many perceive his goal celebrations as arrogant. Be it biting the players in frustration or pushing away the goal-bound balls with his hand, the Uruguayan striker is notorious for his non-footballing activities on the pitch. They set their stall out not to concede and think "if we score we win". I've told them they need to be calm.

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