Two brilliant strikes from Edinson Cavani on either side of half-time, fired Uruguay to a 2-1 win over Portugal in the round of 16.

Uruguay made it through to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, after defeating Portugal 2-1 at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, on Saturday, courtesy of a fantastic brace from star striker Edinson Cavani.

La Celeste came into the game with their 100% run intact, having won three in three in the group phases and were out of the blocks early when Cavani combined with his strike partner Luis Suarez in a devastating manner to head the ball past Rui Patricio.

Portugal hit back through Pepe’s header in the second period, which was the first goal conceded in the ongoing tournament by the Uruguayans, but Cavani made sure that the parity did not last for long as he scored another sensational goal, curling the ball into the net from just outside the box to make it 2-1 and send Portugal packing.

Without a doubt, Cavani was the star of the game in Sochi and his performance drew plaudits from every corner. And here we look at how the Twitterati reacted to the PSG striker’s match-winning display;

The partnership of Suarez and Cavani upfront, especially the way they combined for the first goal for Uruguay was hailed all over by the fans.

While it Cavani’s moment to shine, the sight of him limping off with an injury soon after the second goal was a reason for worry for a lot of the fans.

Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to make much of an impact for Portugal as they were eliminated and there is a strong belief that it could be the last World Cup for the Real Madrid star who is 33 years of age. But his gesture of helping the injured Cavani off the field won a lot of hearts on the day;

However, it was not lost on the Twitterati that arch-rivals and two of the greatest ever in the game, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were sent home from the tournament on the same day. And there were some funny reactions that flowed in;

At the same time, there were fans who were much in a much more sombre mood as it dawned that the Messi-Ronaldo era could be drawing towards an end;

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