With the help of two goals from Bruno Fernandes, Portugal beat Uruguay 2. 0 to enter the World Cup Football Pre Quarter Finals. The way star striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated after scoring the first goal, it looked like he had scored but in fact the final touch was from Fernandes. Fernandes’ shot from the left went over Ronaldo’s head and into the goal. Ronaldo threw his arms up in the air and hugged Fernandes. Close up replays were repeatedly shown on the big screen on the ground.
Fernandes scored another from the penalty spot in stoppage time. In the last minute, he came close to scoring but the ball hit the post and he missed the hat-trick. In the first match, Ghana got 3. Portugal, who lost 2-0, is the third team after France and Brazil to reach the last 16. Uruguay have one point from two matches and will need to beat Ghana on Friday to progress. In this match, 39-year-old Portuguese defender Pepe became the second oldest player to play in the World Cup. The oldest player to have played in the World Cup is Roger Mila, who played for Cameroon in 1994 at the age of 42.
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During the match, a spectator came onto the field carrying a colorful flag and wearing a blue T-shirt with Superman on it that read “Save Ukraine”. The security officers caught him and took him outside. Before that he had put the flag on the ground. The referee later picked up the flag and placed it on the side where the staff took it away. On the back of the man’s T-shirt it was written, “Respect for Iranian women”.