Cristiano Ronaldo, like Lionel Messi just hours earlier, saw his dreams of World Cup glory cut short on Saturday evening, with his Portugal side deservedly beaten by Uruguay.
The Uruguayans meant business from the start, and took the lead after just seven minutes, with Edinson Cavani playing a long-range one-two with Luis Suarez before converting the Barcelona striker’s superb cross, albeit with his face rather than his head.
Ronaldo struggled to make his mark on the game, against a Uruguay side tenacious and organised.
Midfield terrier, Lucas Torreira, who looks headed to Arsenal, was superb throughout, hassling and harrying his opponents.
However, after the break, Portugal went level, with Pepe heading home after some uncharacteristically slack defending from Diego Godin.
The Portuguese looked re-energised by the goal. However, it took only seven minutes for Cavani to put his side back in front, courtesy of a superb curling shot which beat Rui Patricio in the Portgual goal.
Late on, Cavani was forced off with an injury which is sure to worry boss Oscar Tabarez.
However, the South Americans kept the lead to win the game 2-1, setting up a mouth-water quarter-final clash with France.
As for Portugal, they go home after failing build on their Euro 2016 success, with Ronaldo unlikely to play at a World Cup again.