Saturday July 16, 2011 Quarter-final Finished Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López

Argentina 1 - 1
(4 - 5)
Uruguay

  • Higuaín 18’
  • Pérez 5’

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    Time:120'
    • Argentina
    • Uruguay
    • PENS ARGENTINA 4-5 - URUGUAY WIN. Caceres buries the final penalty into the top right-hand corner.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 4-4 - Lucky? Genius? You decide. Higuain rattles the bar before it nestles in the net.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 3-4 - Best of the lot. Gargano smashes it into the top corner.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 3-3 - Pastore scores. Just. Muslera gets a hand to it but he is unable to stop it from rolling over the line.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 2-3 - Substitute Scotti scores. Not the greatest of penalties but he sends the keeper the wrong way.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 2-2 - MISS. Tevez goes for power and Muslera saves.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 2-2 - Every penalty has been top quality so far. Suarez places the ball in the top left-hand corner.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 2-1 - Excellent penalty from Burdisso. Muslera goes the right way but gets nowhere near it.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 1-1 - Forlan steps up and smashes the ball down the middle.
    • PENS ARGENTINA 1-0 - Messi is made to wait for a long time before he can take his penalty but slots it in the right-hand bottom corner with ease.
    • 120' The referee brings extra time to an end. We'll have penalties.
    • 119' The referee's name is Carlos Amarilla - Spanish for yellow - which has been very appropriate tonight...
    • 118' Tevez looks like he's fouled initially but the referee books the wantaway Man City striker for simulation.
    • 117' Uruguay aren't offering much going forward for the moment. They look like they're holding out for penalties.
    • 116' The hosts are really turning it on in the final minutes of extra time. The crowd are responding to the attacking play.
    • 115' Messi somehow tricks his way into the box. The ball sticks to his feet before he shoots. Everyone expects the ball to hit the back of the net but Scotti comes across to block.
    • 114' Higuain covers a lot of ground to get the ball back after his cross is over hit. Argentina continue to attack.
    • 113' Forlan's corner is flapped at unconvincingly by Romero. Suarez gets his head to it but Milito clears.
    • 112' Pastore gathers the ball on the right of the box. He shoots towards goal but again can't beat Muslera. It's like attack v defence at the minute...
    • 111' Zabaleta's cross from the right falls to Higuain at the far post. The striker takes a touch out of his feet but can't beat Muslera who closes down the angles.
    • 110' Eguren and Gargano replace A. Pereira and Arevalo.
    • 109' Messi latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the Uruguay penalty area. The Barca man hits it first time but the impressive Muslera is down to his left quickly.
    • 108' It's looking increasingly more likely that the game will go to a penalty shoot-out. The last shoot-out Uruguay took part in was when they beat Ghana in the 2010 World Cup. Argentina's was their loss to Germany in the 2006 competition.
    • 107' Forlan picks the ball up 25 yards from goal and produces a snap-shot with his left foot. The ball curls towards the top corner but drifts just wide.
    • 106' The second half of extra time is under way.
    • 105' The referee brings the first period of extra time to an end.
    • 104' Higuain is put through on goal by Zanetti. It looks like the angle has the better of the striker but he somehow manages to rattle the post from the left.
    • 103' Pereira takes a quick free kick and aims for Suarez who is onside. The ball is hit too firmly and tit bounces into the keeper's arms.
    • 102' Messi uses his rapid footwork to get past Arevalo but the Uruguayan fouls him. The free-kick is sent too high for everyone in the box and Muslera collects.
    • 101' Pastore receives the ball on the edge of the area and takes a touch on his knee before volleying goalwards. The ball dips at the last second and hits the top of the net.
    • 100' Suarez is down again. He's moaning again. It falls on deaf ear.
    • 99' Suarez goes down and the ref blows the whistle. But this time it's against the Uruguayan who is livid.
    • 98' Messi receives the ball on the half-way line and is clattered by both Lugano and Scotti.
    • 97' Biglia replaces the injured Gago.
    • 96' Uruguay really look like they believe they can win this game again now. They look purposeful in their attacks and are pressuring high up the field.
    • 95' A Pereira gets the ball on the left-side of the box and takes a touch before setting his sights on the far corner. Romero is worried but the ball flies just over.
    • 94' Gago goes into the book after needlessly kicking Forlan. Stupid!
    • 93' The World Player of the Year crosses from the left, aiming for Tevez, but the cross is over-hit and the ball runs out for a goal kick.
    • 92' Messi takes the ball out of his half and deep into the opposition's half but he tries too much and is dispossessed.
    • 91' The referee gets extra time under way.
    • 90+2' The second half is brought to an end. We will have extra time.
    • 90+1' Suarez does excellently down the right. He gets to the byline and crosses for Forlan who can't direct the rocket of a cross on target.
    • 90' Zabaleta is caught by his own keeper and hits the deck. He looks in some discomfort.
    • 89' Tevez's free kick is first saved by Muslera's left boot but the follow up is also saved by the keeper as he smothers Higuain's shot.
    • 88' Messi is fouled by Arevalo 25 yards from goal. Somehow, the Uruguayan has not been booked today.
    • 87' Suarez bursts into the Argentina box but stumbles as he attempts to beat Milito.
    • 86' It's ten against ten. Macherano comes across and fouls Suarez. He's given his second yellow and his subsequent red.
    • 85' The hosts are working it from left to right deep in the opposition half. They're probing for an opening but Uruguay don't look like budging.
    • 84' Forlan pulls the strings for his side as they win a corner. Lugano rises above Zanetti six yards out but headers over.
    • 83' Forlan holds the ball up deep in the hosts' half and wins a throw-in for his side. Tevez replaces Aguero.
    • 82' Carlos Tevez is warming up on the touchlilne. Could he make an impact in the final eight minutes?
    • 81' Higuain backheels the ball to Zabaleta on the edge of the penalty area but the pass is too soft and allows Scotti to close the shot down.
    • 80' This is more like it. The second half has finally come to life. Pastore's cross from the touchline is gathered by the keeper.
    • 79' Zabaleta has a pop from 25 yards but Pereira manages to get a block in and it flies into the arms of Muslera.
    • 78' Suarez feeds Forlan and the striker goes one-on-one. Romero is off his line in an instant and closes down the angle. Forlan's shot fails to beat the keeper.
    • 77' This pressure is relentless for the moment. Messi feeds Higuain who turns instantly to shoot. Muslera sticks out a hand to tip it over the bar.
    • 76' Messi's free kick is put behind for a corner. The resulting delivery is flapped at by Muslera but it's finally cleared.
    • 75' Pastore and Aguero echange passes on their way into the Uruguay penalty area. The substitute attempts a shot but it is blocked.
    • 74' Forlan's free kick cannons off the wall and into the path of Arevalo who shoots first time. It sails over the bar.
    • 73' Suarez turns Burdisso on the edge of the penalty area and the defender brings him down. He now goes into the book.
    • 72' Javier Pastore replaces Di Maria.
    • 71' The striker's free kick is dangerous but is cleared by Burdisso. It's not happened for Forlan during the second half.
    • 70' Milito is booked. Guess who he's fouled again? Yes, that's right. Suarez. Forlan will cross from a very dangerous area.
    • 69' The hosts are passing it around their own half, inviting Uruguay to pressure them in the hope of finding a gap.
    • 68' Argentina are finding it much harder to break down the 10 men of Uruguay than they did 11. The visitors are very compact at the back.
    • 67' Scotti does well in the corner to win a touchline off Zabaleta. Forlan crosses but Romero is off his line to claim.
    • 66' Di Maria cuts in from the left and attempts to cross. Victor Pereira get a block in and takes the sting out of the ball on the way through to Muslera.
    • 65' The second half has so far been nowhere near as exciting as the first. Fingers crossed for some action.
    • 64' Pereira receives the ball on the edge of the Argentina box but his first touch is weak and he handles the ball, conceding a free kick.
    • 63' The hosts are again controlling possession and are starting to turn the screw on 10-man Uruguay.
    • 62' Messi cuts in from the right and after skipping past three defenders he shoots towards goal. Muslera gets down well to hold on.
    • 61' Milito fouls Suarez. Suarez asks the ref to book him. Same old, same old. Forlan's free kick is sent long and Scotti heads it out of play for a goal kick.
    • 60' Messi takes the ball down on his chest on the right touchline before being fouled by Pereira. The free kick is taken quickly but nothing comes of it.
    • 59' Play is resumed after the intruder, who attempted to place a Santa Fe hat on Aguero's head, is caught and subsequently removed from the stadium.
    • 58' There is an intruder on the pitch. Play is stopped momentarilly.
    • 57' Gonzalez is fouled with a wild tackle from Milito. Forlan's free kick is cleared by Zanetti.
    • 56' Di Maria has a speculative shot from 30 yards. The Real winger takes one touch out of his feet and shoots. The ball flies over.
    • 55' Forlan turns two defenders mid-way into the Argentina half. The former Manchester United man attempts to feed Suarez but it is deflected into the hands of Romero.
    • 54' Zabaleta chips a ball into the centre of the box. Aguero rises highest but is unable to direct his header on target. He'd have probably been better leaving it for Higuain.
    • 53' Aguero receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Caceres.
    • 52' The home fans are voicing their discontent with ever misplaced pass. They're obviously not happy that their team are still being held by ten men.
    • 51' Aguero surges into the Uruguay half and has options on both sides. The Atletico man ignores the options and is dispossessed.
    • 50' Pereira fouls his opposite nuber Aguero on the halfway line. It's a very soft free kick but the Paraguayan ref gives it.
    • 49' The second half has started just how the visitors would have wanted. It's slow and a bit scrappy.
    • 48' Suarez is fouled again. Burdisso clatters into the back of him. Argentina have failed to deal with the set-pieces so far today but this one is cleared with ease.
    • 47' Uruguay's last win against Argentina in the Copa America was back in 1989. They've got a lot to do if they're to change that statistic today...
    • 46' The referee gets the second half under way.
    • 45+2' The referee brings a fascinating first half to an end.
    • 45+1' Forlan's free kick from the halfway line is met by Lugano. The captain then receives the ball back but his shot is way off target.
    • 45' The Barca star is showing the ref the damage that was done to him during the challenge. The Paraguayan ref just shakes his finger in Messi's face.
    • 44' Messi looks to be fouled at least three times in the right hand corner. He attempts to keep playing but finally gives up. The referee stares at him before waving play on. How was that not a free kick?
    • 43' Forlan's corner is poor and fails to beat the first defender. Forlan swings it back in again and it is met by Lugano who heads towards goal. The effort beats Romero but not the bar.
    • 42' Milito clashes into Suarez and concedes a free kick deep in his own half. Forlan whips it in again and it causes havoc in the hosts' box. Burdisso clears.
    • 41' Uruguay will really want half-time to come round as soon as possible. They are continuinig to clear their lines whenever they get the ball.
    • 40' Muslera and Higuain clash in the box. The ball is flicked over the defence and both players challenge in the air. The keeper comes out on top but catched the Argentine in the head.
    • 39' Argentina are clearly taking advantage of their numerical superiority. Di Maria flies down the left and is brought down by Pereira.
    • 38' You could see it coming. How stupid. Another needless free kick conceded by Perez and this time he is given his marching order. He purposely blocks off Gago. Uruguay have really got it all to do now.
    • 37' Muslera's goal kick is aimed at Suarez who is climbed upon. The striker is again asking for another yellow card.
    • 36' Zabaleta bursts into the box after exchanging a one-two with Gago but the flag is raised.
    • 34' DISALLOWED GOAL!! Suarez is fouled deep in the hosts' half. Forlan again whips it in and it is met by Scotti who heads onto the bar. Caceres puts in the rebound put the goal is ruled out for offside.
    • 33' Messi plays a neat reverse ball in to Aguero who goes down under the challenge of Perez. It looks like another foul but the referee waves play on.
    • 32' There is another yellow card awarded to a Uruguayan. Gonzalez is booked for a high foot on Milito.
    • 31' Caceres fouls Messi again and goes into the book.
    • 30' DISALLOWED GOAL!! Messi's freekick is met by Higuain who heads in from six yards. The linesman correctly raises his flag and the goal is chalked off.
    • 29' Perez is walking the tightrope out there. He fouls Messi and looks to the ref. He knows he's in trouble.
    • 28' The Argentineans are still stroking it around the park very well. Their intensity is hard to keep up with.
    • 27' Uruguay are really just trying to hang in there at the minute. They can't seem to get a touch on the ball. They could do with stringing a few passes together when they do get the ball just to take the sting out of the game.
    • 26' Messi is really enjoying himself out there. He's been given a bit of stick by the media in Argentina recently but he doesn't seem fazed by it in the slightest.
    • 25' Penalty? No. Higuain goes down under a challenege in the box. The referee waves play on.
    • 24' Gago flicks the ball over Perez's head and then throws himself to the floor in an attempt to get the Uruguayan sent off.
    • 23' Uruguay's problem at the minute is that when they get the ball, they concede possession straight away. If they continue to do that, they will get punished.
    • 22' Suarez goes down under a challenge from Burdisso. The Liverpool player then gets in the ref's face and signals that Burdisso should be booked. Why is there any need to do that? Very frustrating.
    • 21' After the electrifying start from Uruguay, they've since not done a great deal. Argentina are really dominating play at the moment. The two-time World Cup winners are looking to attack the hosts on the break.
    • 20' Andres Scotti replaces the injured Victorino.
    • 19' What a fantastic start to the second quarter-final. Let's hope it continues like this...
    • 18' GOAL!! Fantastic response from Argentina. Messi picks the ball up on the right wing and cuts in past Caceres. The Barca man clips a ball over the top of the defence towards Higuain who heads into the bottom corner.
    • 17' The hosts continue to dominate possession as they look to find a way back into this quarter-final.
    • 16' Victorino is currently off the pitch receiving some treatment.
    • 15' Aguero makes an excellent run into the Uruguay box. He takes on two players but takes one too many touches and can only find the goalkeeper with his pass from a tight angle.
    • 14' Messi's lofted free-kcik isn't dealt with and the ball is allowed to bounce around the penalty area. Aguero is about to pull the trigger but Lugano is again on hand to block.
    • 13' The game is being played at a lightning-quick pace. Every player on the pitch seems really up for, some a little too much.
    • 12' The home crowd do not seem deterred by their side's early set-back. They are in full voice still.
    • 11' Messi flies out of his own half and surges towards the Uruguay penalty area. He takes on three players before attempting to slide in Higuain. Pereira is there to cut it out.
    • 10' Di Maria bursts into the Argentina box at pace. Lugano comes across to cut out the ball and take the man. Di Maria takes his time in getting back up.
    • 9' Argentina, despite being a goal down, do not look like being rushed into searching for a goal. They look calm on the ball as they attempt to find a weak link in the Uruguay defence.
    • 8' Zabaleta goes into the book after a heavy challenge on Caceres. This is no ordinary rivalry.
    • 7' That is Diego Perez's first goal for his country in over 60 appearances. He may never score a more important goal...
    • 6' GOAL!! Forlan's free kick is hit deep into the box and is flicked on by Caceres. Romero gets a hand on it but can only push it into the path of Perez who calmly strokes the ball into the net.
    • 5' Uruguay clear their lines after being put under a little pressure. Milito climbs on Arevalo and concedes a free kick.
    • 4' Diego Perez goes into the book. If it wasn't so early in the match, he would have gone. No doubt about it. The Uruguayan stamps on Mascherano.
    • 3' Aguero breaks down the left before feeding Higuan on the edge of the area. The Real striker's shot is deflected into the arms of the keeper.
    • 2' Argentina look like they're going to press high up the pitch and put the Uruguayans under pressure.
    • 1' The referee gets the game under way
    • 23:13 Uruguay: Néstor Fernando Muslera, Diego Lugano, Victor Maximiliano Pereira, Mauricio Victorino, José Martín Caceres, Diego Pérez, Álvaro Pereira, Alvaro González, Egidio Arévalo, Diego Martín Forlán, Luis Suárez
    • 23:13 The teams are as follows: Argentina: Sergio Germán Romero, Javier Zanetti, Gabriel Milito, Nicolás Burdisso, Pablo Javier Zabaleta, Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Sergio Agüero, Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ángel Di María
    • 23:12 Good evening and welcome to the LIVE coverage of Argentina v Uruguay in the Copa America.
  • Summary

    • 115' Messi somehow tricks his way into the box. The ball sticks to his feet before he shoots. Everyone expects the ball to hit the back of the net but Scotti comes across to block.
    • 112' Pastore gathers the ball on the right of the box. He shoots towards goal but again can't beat Muslera. It's like attack v defence at the minute...
    • 111' Zabaleta's cross from the right falls to Higuain at the far post. The striker takes a touch out of his feet but can't beat Muslera who closes down the angles.
    • 107' Forlan picks the ball up 25 yards from goal and produces a snap-shot with his left foot. The ball curls towards the top corner but drifts just wide.
    • 104' Higuain is put through on goal by Zanetti. It looks like the angle has the better of the striker but he somehow manages to rattle the post from the left.
    • 101' Pastore receives the ball on the edge of the area and takes a touch on his knee before volleying goalwards. The ball dips at the last second and hits the top of the net.
    • 95' A Pereira gets the ball on the left-side of the box and takes a touch before setting his sights on the far corner. Romero is worried but the ball flies just over.
    • 89' Tevez's free kick is first saved by Muslera's left boot but the follow up is also saved by the keeper as he smothers Higuain's shot.
    • 86' It's ten against ten. Macherano comes across and fouls Suarez. He's given his second yellow and his subsequent red.
    • 84' Forlan pulls the strings for his side as they win a corner. Lugano rises above Zanetti six yards out but headers over.
    • 78' Suarez feeds Forlan and the striker goes one-on-one. Romero is off his line in an instant and closes down the angle. Forlan's shot fails to beat the keeper.
    • 77' This pressure is relentless for the moment. Messi feeds Higuain who turns instantly to shoot. Muslera sticks out a hand to tip it over the bar.
    • 54' Zabaleta chips a ball into the centre of the box. Aguero rises highest but is unable to direct his header on target. He'd have probably been better leaving it for Higuain.
    • 38' You could see it coming. How stupid. Another needless free kick conceded by Perez and this time he is given his marching order. He purposely blocks off Gago. Uruguay have really got it all to do now.
    • 34' DISALLOWED GOAL!! Suarez is fouled deep in the hosts' half. Forlan again whips it in and it is met by Scotti who heads onto the bar. Caceres puts in the rebound put the goal is ruled out for offside.
    • 30' DISALLOWED GOAL!! Messi's freekick is met by Higuain who heads in from six yards. The linesman correctly raises his flag and the goal is chalked off.
    • 18' GOAL!! Fantastic response from Argentina. Messi picks the ball up on the right wing and cuts in past Caceres. The Barca man clips a ball over the top of the defence towards Higuain who heads into the bottom corner.
    • 15' Aguero makes an excellent run into the Uruguay box. He takes on two players but takes one too many touches and can only find the goalkeeper with his pass from a tight angle.
    • 6' GOAL!! Forlan's free kick is hit deep into the box and is flicked on by Caceres. Romero gets a hand on it but can only push it into the path of Perez who calmly strokes the ball into the net.
    • 3' Aguero breaks down the left before feeding Higuan on the edge of the area. The Real striker's shot is deflected into the arms of the keeper.

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