That is the message from Portugal coach Fernando Santos to his team ahead of Saturday's World Cup last-16 clash in Sochi. On the first day of the knockouts, world's top two footballers have exited the tournament and Twitter couldn't help but feel sad about it.
Although a draw against Iran in Portugal's own final group game very almost turned into an early exit from the World Cup, Ronaldo is nevertheless primed to play a pivotal role; for however long Fernando Santos' side remain in Russian Federation. "Even if he scores three goals in match, you still need to have a team to support him". But with Uruguay sitting back, Portugal did equalise 10 minutes into the second half.
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But there was no late video review to benefit Portugal as Ronaldo's fourth World Cup came to an uneventful end.
After huffing and puffing his way through the opening two group matches, Uruguay's talisman Edinson Cavani has finally arrived at the party, and in some style.
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Brazil had an early setback when left back Marcelo was substituted in the 10th minute, limping off the field. This was a more assured performance from Brazil compared to its first two group matches.
Portugal have not lost a competitive match with Ronaldo in the side since the 2014 World Cup, although they were beaten on penalties by Chile at last year's Confederations Cup.
Cavani now has three goals at the World Cup, but limped off in the 70th minute with an apparent injury and had to be replaced.
At 33, he may never again have the chance to lift a World Cup, joining Lionel Messi, who crashed out hours before with Argentina, as harboring forlorn hopes of taking his national team to the highest level. It was Cavani who floated a cross-field ball to Suarez on the opposite flank before sprinting to the far post.
Portugal unmistakably dictated the game, but despite trying every which way, came up short due to their struggles breaking down the well-organised Uruguay defence.
Uruguay are hopeful Jose Maria Gimenez will return from injury to resume his centre-back partnership with Atletico Madrid team-mate Diego Godin. KEYS TO THE GAME Stopping Ronaldo. For a defensively-solid team like Uruguay, it was the flawless start to set the tone for the rest of the match. That's the first goal allowed all tournament for Uruguay.