June 30, 2018 / 6:58 PM / 5 months ago

Cavani heads Uruguay into 1-0 halftime lead v Portugal

Soccer Football - World Cup - Round of 16 - Uruguay vs Portugal - Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia - June 30, 2018 Uruguay's Edinson Cavani shoots at goal REUTERS/Jorge Silva

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani headed the South Americans into a 1-0 halftime lead in their World Cup last-16 match against Portugal on Saturday.

Luis Suarez produced a pinpoint cross from the left and Cavani evaded the Portugal defence to power home a header at the far post.

Reporting by Brian Homewood, editing by Ed Osmond

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