Bruno Fernandes scores twice as Portugal beat Uruguay

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-11-29 08:58
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes celebrate after the match against Uruguay of Group H at the FIFA World Cup at Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar, November 29, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

DOHA - Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Portugal took revenge for their World Cup exit to Uruguay in 2018 with a 2-0 win in the Lusail Stadium.

The midfielder opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a cross that evaded everyone to end in the Uruguay net, while his second was an injury time penalty given for a handball.

The result books Portugal's place in the last 16, while Uruguay will have to beat Ghana and hope that South Korea don't defeat a Portugal side that can now rest players.

After Cristiano Ronaldo chested down for William Carvalho to fire over, Uruguay made their rugged style clear with Rodrigo Bentancur seeing a yellow card for catching Ruben Dias with his studs in just the sixth minute.

Although Diego Godin headed over from a corner for Uruguay, Portugal controlled the ball and camped closer and closer to the Uruguay area as the half progressed.

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