The world will witness a new definition of El Clasico on Saturday evening, as Barcelona’s Luis Suarez lock horns with Real Madrid’s when Uruguay take on Portugal at the Fisht stadium.
Uruguay are one of the only teams to make it out of the group stage with all nine points, after defeating Mo Salah’s Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the host nation in the group stage. Luis Suarez blended with his teammates to achieve national progress in all matches, as they perfected their defense and attack tactics in all matches.
Portugal, on the other hand, won only one match in their group. Though their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, established himself as a dominant player in the tournament after scoring all three goals against Spain in their first match of the tournament, he failed to live up to expectation, when he missed a spot kick in their last group-stage match against Iran.
The match will kickoff at 7:00pm at the Fisht stadium.
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani.
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Cedric, Pepe, Jose Fonte, Raphael Guerreiro, William; Adrien Silva, Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Mario; Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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