Wednesday July 13, 2011 Group Phase: Group C Finished Estadio Ciudad de La Plata

Uruguay 1 - 0 Mexico

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  1. Uruguay win to set up Argentina clash

    Uruguay win to set up Argentina clash

    Uruguay secured a mouthwatering Copa America quarter-final with Argentina courtesy of a 1-0 win over a makeshift Mexico side in La Plata. More

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    Time:90'
    • Uruguay
    • Mexico
    • 90+2' There goes the final whistle! Uruguay claim the victory. They will face Argentina on Saturday in Santa Fe.
    • 89' We are into two minutes of time added on..
    • 88' Lugano booked for a late one on Rosales.
    • 87' Pacheco drills a shot at goal from distance, but well over the bar.
    • 86' Forlan given a standing ovation. Uruguay going to finish second in the group on five points behind winners Chile, who who have seven points.
    • 85' Forlan departs to be replaced by Abreu.
    • 84' The Uruguay fans not yet in party mood. All a bit nervy still sitting on this one-goal lead.
    • 83' Pacheco overhits the corner, and Lugano rises like he has all night to nod out of the danger zone.
    • 81' It is now or never for Mexico otherwise it is going to be three defeats on the bounce.
    • 80' Pacheco takes a sore one in midfield. He is limping around the centre of the park.
    • 79' Change here for Uruguay as Rodriguez departs to be replaced by Eguren.
    • 78' Marquez guility of foul play on Lugano. A bit frustating that one for the Mexico forward.
    • 77' Heartbreak for the Mexico fans, but he was probably just off.
    • 76' Marquez slams the ball home at the back post from Pacheco's free-kick, but he is offside.
    • 75' Mexico heading out of this tournament, but they would like to leave the scene with a draw.
    • 74' Forlan dances into the Mexican box only to hammer a shot over the bar from the edge of the area. Another chance gone.
    • 73' Lodeiro cracks his shot against a post. So unlucky for Uruguay! Something of a minor miracle, but we remain at 1-0.
    • 72' How Uruguay would have loved the cushion of a second goal in these closing moments. Not home and dry yet.
    • 71' Araujo's shot is charged down after Pacheco's free-kick had caused a few problems. Brighter moments for Mexico.
    • 70' Alvaro Pereira hammers a shot wide at the back stick under pressure from Forlan's cross ball.
    • 69' Ponce departs to be replaced by Pacheco for Mexico.
    • 68' Forlan sets up Perez, but he has hammered the volley just wide from distance. Some really inventive stuff from Uruguay.
    • 67' Lodeiro brought on to replace Gonzalez for Uruguay.
    • 66' Forlan goes for goal from 30 yards out, but straight down the neck of Michel, who palms the ball away.
    • 65' Forlan sets up Gonzalez, but he smacks the shot wide with the outside of his right boot.
    • 64' Suarez races onto the pass from Forlan, but he prods the shot wide of goal. Would you believe? It remains only 1-0...somehow...
    • 63' Forlan throws over the corner. Met by Rodriguez in the air, but he can only nod the ball straight at Michel.
    • 62' Ricardo is booked for a crunching sliding tackle on Alvaro Pereira.
    • 61' Another chance gone for Uruguay! Lovely pass by Suarez towards Forlan, but he has lifted that over the bar. What a great chance that was to kill matters off.
    • 60' Probably the best spell of the game for Mexico as Marquez dinks a little chip over the bar from the edge of the area.
    • 59' Seemed to be a free header in the Uruguay box, but Mexico can't make it count and Uruguay survive that scare. Must go down as a half-chance.
    • 58' Alvaro Pereira takes out Araujo with a late challenge. Rare chance here for Mexico.
    • 57' Suarez meets Forlan's corner with his head. Nods it on, but Reyes is doing some terrific marking to deny Alvaro Pereira a second goal for Uruguay.
    • 56' Forlan swings in the free-kick. Off the wall and over the bar. A corner now to Uruguay.
    • 55' Rodriguez clattered by Reynoso at the edge of the box. Mexico player is booked for that one.
    • 54' Forlan swings over a wonderful corner kick, but Rodriguez nods wide at the back post. That was a real chance for number two.
    • 53' Marquez attempts to put the pressure on, but Lugana is an uncompromising figure as he clears.
    • 52' Ponce throws a high free-kick into the air. Looked like it came down with snow on it, but no problems for Muslera as he claims that ball.
    • 51' Suarez decides to go for goal from inside his own half. Never got hold of the attempted lob, but tells you how much confidence he has at the moment.
    • 50' Mexico exposed every time this Uruguay side rampage forward. Suarez and Forlan are a constant menace, even if Suarez's first touch let him down in the box on that occasion.
    • 49' Forlan with another probing free-kick. Almost falls to Suarez in the box, but Mexico do enough to make the block. Impressive opening to the half by Uruguay.
    • 48' Maxi Pereira taken out late by the imposing Ponce. Free-kick chance for Uruguay.
    • 47' A change for Mexico as Dos Santos departs to be replaced by Peralta. That is a blow for the Mexicans.
    • 46' So off we go for this second half. Mexico look doomed, but you never know...where there is life there is hope and all that sort of chat.....
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle. Uruguay well on top. Lot of work to be done by Mexico.
    • 44' Going to be a minute added maybe. No more than that...
    • 43' Remember that Chile beat Peru earlier this evening. Read all about that match here.... Chile through as Group C winners
    • 42' Marquez Lugo fouls Alvaro Pereira. Free-kick for Uruguay.
    • 41' Uruguay well on top, but they will be a bit concerned about only being one goal to the good. Should really be more.
    • 40' Suarez hammers a lovely ball into the area, before Rodriguez makes a mess of an attempted pass. Uruguay continue to catch the eye.
    • 39' Forlan whips in the free-kick at pace. Comes off the top of the wall, but a bit of pushing in the box on Michel and Mexico are granted the free-kick.
    • 38' Forlan comes back from an offside position to collect before Aguilar is booked for a late foul on Rodriguez.
    • 37' An overhead kick attempt from Maxi Pereira, but well wide of the goal.
    • 36' All looking good for the big one with Argentina in Santa Fe on Saturday night. That is a nice one for the weekend. Still work to be done here right enough.
    • 35' Lovely play by Dos Santos in the Uruguay box, but he loses his footing as he was about to pull the trigger. Uruguay can go again.
    • 34' Forlan the man who is taking all of Uruguay's dead balls. Rodriguez thumps a shot well wide of goal.
    • 33' Mexico can't get out with any great menace as Suarez's shot from distance is nudged wide of goal by Michel.
    • 32' Foul by Aguilar as he takes out Alvaro Pereira. Free-kick which is taken by Forlan before Alvaro Pereira brings down a green shirt.
    • 31' Lugano again the man with the plan seconds later as he rises to nod out of the box.
    • 30' Mexico earn themselves a corner. Dos Santos hoists it in, but Lugano is there to head out.
    • 29' That Mexico defence is all over the show. Farcical stuff really as they left Forlan in acres of space.
    • 28' Forlan hammers a shot against a post from 15 yards out. Should have been the second goal! What a chance they have missed there. Lovely cross from Maxi Pereira.
    • 27' Not sure this playing surface is the best. Michel hammers the ball down the pitch. Mexico hanging on by their fingertips at the moment.
    • 26' A massive divot comes out of the pitch after Aguilar tackles Suarez. Almost like a golf divot.
    • 25' Forlan narrowly offside from the pass by Pereira as he clashed with Michel.
    • 24' Suarez almost in on goal, but the ball seemed to get stuck in the grass and Araujo was able to get back to make the tackle. Mexico's inexperience is there for all to see.
    • 23' Mexico's best moment of the match so far. As long as the score remains at 1-0, they have a chance.
    • 22' Great skill from Dos Santos. Really put the foot down and hammered the shot at goal, but a fine diving save by Muslera.
    • 21' Rodriguez almost on the end of the cross from Pereira. That is another fine whipped ball into the area. Another goal now will surely bury Mexico.
    • 20' Forlan whips in the free-kick. Mexico survive the delivery as it flies just out of play. Not very convincing from the Mexicans.
    • 19' Rodriguez tries to barge through Alanis and he wins the free-kick. Forlan to take.
    • 18' Suarez and Pereira working some neat little angles down the flank before Pereira is penalised for foul play.
    • 17' Mexico being given a real chasing at the moment. Can't get near the ball. Heading for the exit door unless they can somehow get some time on the ball.
    • 16' Enriquez decides to hammer a volley at the Uruguay goal from distance. Worth a bash, but always wide of the target.
    • 15' Mexico all over the show at the moment. Uruguay on course for that clash with Argentina if they win this one.
    • 14' Superb stop from Michel to repel Forlan's thumping 25 yarder. Suarez nearly onto the rebound for the second goal. Great stuff from Uruguay.
    • 13' That goal was certainly coming for Uruguay. Lovely free-kick into the box from Forlan with Michel mishandling.
    • 12' GOAL FOR URUGUAY! Alvaro Pereira stabs the ball home from close range after Mexico had failed to deal with the the free-kick.
    • 11' Suarez pulled to the deck by Araujo and that is a free-kick chance for Uruguay.
    • 10' Suarez constantly pressing the Mexico back four. Intelligent and hungry play from the Liverpool forward.
    • 9' Uruguay are record 14-time winners of this event alongside Argentina, who they will face in the last eight in Santa Fe on Saturday if they win this one.
    • 8' Gonzalez does well to pressure a high cross ball, but Michel stands tall to come to collect. Fine piece of handling.
    • 7' Suarez and Forlan linking up well. Decent pace to the match, but no openings so far.
    • 6' Enriquez hacks the Forlan free-kick out of the area. Seems to be like a home match for Uruguay out there.
    • 5' Ponce takes out Suarez late. Lucky to avoid a yellow card. Chance for Uruguay.
    • 4' Forlan with a corner, but Mexico deal with it. Pattern of the game is obvious so far with Mexico content to soak it up and hit on the break.
    • 3' Rodriguez decides to uncork a shot from 30 yards out, but he is leaning back and that effort flies well over the bar.
    • 2' Suarez immediately on the charge for Uruguay, but he is crowded out by several green shirts.
    • 1' Mexico get us and off and running in La Plata. A huge night for both teams.
    • 0140 Good evening and welcome to this match. Uruguay will face Argentina in the last eight on Saturday if they win this match. Mexico need a win otherwise they are out.
  • Summary

    • 73' Lodeiro cracks his shot against a post. So unlucky for Uruguay! Something of a minor miracle, but we remain at 1-0.
    • 66' Forlan goes for goal from 30 yards out, but straight down the neck of Michel, who palms the ball away.
    • 64' Suarez races onto the pass from Forlan, but he prods the shot wide of goal. Would you believe? It remains only 1-0...somehow...
    • 61' Another chance gone for Uruguay! Lovely pass by Suarez towards Forlan, but he has lifted that over the bar. What a great chance that was to kill matters off.
    • 57' Suarez meets Forlan's corner with his head. Nods it on, but Reyes is doing some terrific marking to deny Alvaro Pereira a second goal for Uruguay.
    • 28' Forlan hammers a shot against a post from 15 yards out. Should have been the second goal! What a chance they have missed there. Lovely cross from Maxi Pereira.
    • 22' Great skill from Dos Santos. Really put the foot down and hammered the shot at goal, but a fine diving save by Muslera.
    • 14' Superb stop from Michel to repel Forlan's thumping 25 yarder. Suarez nearly onto the rebound for the second goal. Great stuff from Uruguay.
    • 12' GOAL FOR URUGUAY! Alvaro Pereira stabs the ball home from close range after Mexico had failed to deal with the the free-kick.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Uruguay

    Manager: Óscar Tabárez

  • Mexico

    Manager: Luis Fernando Tena

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • F. Muslera
      • M. Pereira
      • D. Lugano
      • S. Coates Yellow Card
      • Á. Pereira Goal
      • D. Pérez
      • E. Arévalo
      • Á. González Substitution Out (69′)
      • C. Rodríguez Substitution Out (84′)
      • L. Suarez
      • D. Forlán Substitution Out (89′)

      Subs

      • S. Abreu Substitution In89′
      • J. Castillo
      • A. Scotti
      • W. Gargano
      • M. Silva
      • S. Eguren Substitution In84′
      • A. Hernández
      • M. Victorino
      • N. Lodeiro Substitution In69′
    • Starting line-up

      • L. Michel
      • H. Mier Alanis Yellow Card
      • N. Araujo
      • H. Reynoso Yellow Card
      • D. Chávez
      • J. Enríquez
      • P. Aguilar Yellow Card Substitution Out (45′)
      • D. Reyes
      • G. Dos Santos Substitution Out (45′)
      • M. Ponce Substitution Out (71′)
      • R. Márquez Lugo Yellow Card

      Subs

      • O. Peralta Substitution In45′
      • E. Pacheco Substitution In71′
      • J. Aquino Substitution In45′
      • O. Alanis Pantoja
      • U. Dávila
      • A. Pulido
      • C. Rodriguez Rangel
      • C. Orrantía
      • L. Sanchez
      • K. Álvarez
      • D. de Buen
      • A. Gallardo
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