Let’s all take a minute to appreciate Uruguay’s old-school strike partnership.
Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez were imperious in defence but Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani’s double act was just as influential in Portugal’s demise.
The two prolific goalscorers were born in the same town just three weeks apart and the pair of them have been international team-mates for a decade now.
This is their third World Cup together and their chemistry is as strong as ever.
The pair have combined for four goals already this tournament.
Cavani opened the scoring in Sochi after a long-range one-two with Suarez.
The PSG marksman popped up at the back post to convert Suarez’s whipped cross.
Those with good memories would have instantly been reminded of Suarez’s opening goal against England at the last World Cup.
On that occasion, it was Cavani who provided the cross for Suarez.
The two goals are noticeably similar; with the point of the cross and the finisher’s position in the box almost identical.
Check it out…
Both games ended 2-1 to Uruguay with first Suarez, then Cavani, going on to complete a brace with a sensational winner.
The symmetry is as pleasing is it is ultimately meaningless.
This is what we live for.