MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have combined to give Uruguay at 1-0 lead at halftime against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the round of 16 game at the World Cup.
Cavani jumped to meet a cross by Luis Suarez in the seventh minute to open the scoring at Sochi. Cavani started the play on the other side of the field before running to meet the Suarez cross.
Suarez almost made it 2-0 with a low free kick that was saved by Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the 22nd.
Portugal kept possession but was not able to break through the Uruguayan defence. Apart from a free kick, Ronaldo did not have many clear chances to add to his four goals at the tournament.
The winner in Sochi will play France, which beat Argentina 4-3 earlier today in Kazan.