World Cup: R16: Uruguay vs. Portugal, 6/30/2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 25, 2018.

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Who advances?

Poll closed Jun 30, 2018.
  1. Uruguay

    60.0%
  2. Portugal

    40.0%
  1. Live in the Now

    Live in the Now Registered User

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    It's going to be difficult for Portugal here, judging from how they played against a similarly organized team today.
     
  2. Dr Pepper

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    Gross.

    Well, on the plus side these are pretty much my two least favourite teams remaining. So at least one of 'em has to lose. :laugh:

    Picked Portugal....if Ronaldo wants to advance, though, he's going to have to put one past the only team that has yet to allow a goal.
     
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  3. Panteras

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    Portugal will have their hands full. Uruguay will probably win.
     
  4. invictus

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    Go Uruguay. Most underrated country in Latin America. Seriously, I mean politically. I know nothing of their soccer team. Nice flag too.
     
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    Cavani usually chokes at this stage. They likely need 2010 Forlan to win vs Portugal.
     
  6. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Have not been impressed by either of these teams thus far. Going with a Portugal win just cause I think they have shown better football over the group stage...plus I would love to see Suarez go home.
     
  7. John Pedro

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    I'm glad it's Saturday so I'll be able to watch this amazing duel. I'm leaning towards Uruguay here, they're way more used to that kind of game.
     
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    I have to go with Uruguay here but it's close. Both teams put other teams and fans to sleep. But we have to two star strikers and they have Ronaldo. If we can neutralize him then they have to try and do that to two players.

    Both also have the ability to win games that maybe they shouldnt.
     
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    Go Portugal!
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    These are the kind of games where Portugal produces nothing all match except for one sudden magic moment (/penalty) that saves the match for them. Desparately hoping that's not going to be the case.
     
  11. Live in the Now

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    Gimenez is out for this match and will be replaced by Coates.
     
  12. Alex Jones

    Alex Jones BIG BOWL 'A CHILI!!

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    This has all the trappings of a game where Portugal has one shot on goal for 87', then Ronaldo scores at the end and they advance.
     
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    Significant loss for Uruguay. Godin and Gimenez are one of the most reliable CB partnerships in the tournament and it will not be easy for Coates to deal with CR7's movement from the left-hand-side of the box.
     
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    Coates is slower than Gimenez but better in the air (much thanks to being 1,96cm). Don't think it gonna be a problem. I'm curious to see what team gonna try to control the pace of the match as both sides are better as underdogs and playing in the counter. If Tabarez goes with his more technical midfielder, Uruguay could control the match but also be exposed to counters which would be a problem with a slower Coates playing alongside Godin who isn't a fast player anymore.
     
  15. S E P H

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    Uruguay has better and deeper talent, but Portugal is a team of destiny carried by the best player in this tourney after Modric. I think I see Portugal continuing on, but it should be ultra close.
     
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    Uruguay is playing like Atletico Madrid of South America.
    Portugal is play like Portugal of 2016.

    I don't think anyone is predicting a goal-fest here. :D

    I can't really say that much about Uruguay, noone can at this point, aside that they're defensively great and very compact.
    Their games have been against inferior teams though, so we'll see how they do in the knockout rounds.
     
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    If Ronaldo has one of “those games” forget it Portugal wins. If he’s quiet I see this going to PK’s
     
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    I agree with poster above, Ronaldo will be the x-factor that decides the game. And i think he will show up. 3-2 Portugal.
     
  19. RoyIsALegend

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    Not even close.

    The 2016 team didn’t allow a shot on goal over 90 minutes... regularly.

    This team allowed 15 shots against Morocco and has been hanging on by the skin of their teeth. The 2016 team never looked likely to be scored on, always in control with little danger. This one is constantly under fire.
     
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    They sure cruised the group stage full in control of their own destiny and never in danger of being scored against, especially in that Hungary game :sarcasm:
     
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    Gimenez got cleared to play. Should be same lineup as last game except with Gimenez for Coates.
     
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    Uruguay should win, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see Ronaldo pull something out.
     
  23. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    Honestly it quite amazes me how people remember things the way they want to. Really amuses me.
     
  24. koyvoo

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    Well, when remembering those 3 Hungarian goals, who remembers two of them as taking the most absurd deflections on the way into the goal?
     
  25. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    Did Kane claim them?
     
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