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Contentious penalty helps see Portugal through to the knock out stages – report

Portugal have beaten Uruguay 2-0 to reach the last 16 with one game to spare.

Manchester United had a lot of interest in this game with Diogo Dalot an unused substitute, Bruno Fernandes playing the full 90 and former Red Ronaldo also on the pitch.

For Uruguay, Facundo Pellistri entered the game 62 minutes in whilst former Reds Edinson Cavani and Guillermo Varela started.

It was Portugal that dominated possession in the first half with Bruno Fernandes seeing his shot go just wide of the post in the opening ten minutes

Uruguay were growing into the game and beginning to use their channels of attack better.

About half an hour in and Bentancur made an emphatic run into the box, squeezing it through a number of Portuguese defenders and finding himself one on one with Diogo Costa but he saved it well – it was the best chance of the game so far.

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