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World Cup 2022 highlights: Fernandes, Portugal defeat Uruguay, 2-0

The second week of the 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Monday with Portugal defeating Uruguay 2-0 at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, and we had you covered with every must-see moment from the Group H tilt on FOX.

With the win, Portugal (2-0-0) has secured back-to-back World Cup wins for the first time since 2006 and will advance to the Round of 16. On the other side, Uruguay (0-1-1) was handed its first loss of the tournament.

Earlier, Ghana earned three points after a wild victory against South Korea to move up to the second spot in Group H. Elsewhere, in Group G, Cameroon rallied to a draw with Serbia, and Brazil topped Switzerland.

You can watch this game and every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the U.S. — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the top plays!

Portugal 2, Uruguay 0

3′: What could have been!

Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. didn’t waste any time setting the tone in this one. Portugal’s William Carvalho narrowly missed the net on this early shot, which was set up by a smooth shoulder pass from Ronaldo.

18′: Blocked!

Ronaldo — fresh off of becoming the first men’s player to score in five World Cups in Portugal’s previous match — had another chance to put his team on the board with a well-placed free kick, but it was deflected.

32′: Heating up

Uruguay had a golden opportunity to take over near the half-hour mark, but Rodrigo Bentancur wasn’t able to connect after a monster save from Portugal keeper Diogo Coasta.

54′: Goal! 

Bruno Fernandes gave Portugal a 1-0 lead as the one-hour mark approached. The goal was originally credited to Ronaldo.

Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes scores goal vs. Uruguay in 54′

75′: So close!

Uruguay continued to battle Portugal as the second half unfolded. Maxi Gómez nearly knotted things up at the 75-minute mark, but his shot hit the right post. 

Uruguay was relentless with its attempts late in the game, taking two more unsuccessful shots in the next four minutes, as things winded down.

82′: The people’s player

Portugal made a few substitutions late in the game, including Gonçalo Ramos checking in for Ronaldo.

90’+3′: Double trouble

Portugal kept putting pressure on Uruguay as the second half came to a close. 

Fernandes converted a late penalty in stoppage time to give Portugal a 2-0 lead.

90’+9′: No quit

Fernandes nearly added a third goal on the night in the final moments of Monday’s match, but his shot hit the left post. In the end, Portugal ran away with a 2-0 win thanks to Fernandes’ fancy footwork.

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