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8 vs 0
Played
June 23, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Itaipava Arena Pernambuco — Recife, Pernambuco
Referee:‬ Pedro Proença‎
Attendance:‬ 22047‎
 
 
 
27′ Diego Pérez
 
45+1′ Abel Hernández
 
61′ N. Lodeiro
 
67′ (PG) Abel Hernández
 
82′ Luis Suárez
 
90′ Luis Suárez
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Uruguay 8-0 Tahiti

By Roberto Pessoa

  • M. Silva
    0
    0
    2.50

    M. Silva

    Didn't have anything to do other than intercepting a cross at the beginning of the match.

  • Sebastián Coates
    1
    0
    3.00

    Sebastián Coates

    Struggled a bit with Chong Hue's speed but had a quiet game in general, was sharp when having to intercept long balls.

  • Á. Pereira
    0
    0
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Had acres of space in midfield but never seemed to understand what to make of them. Not that he had a bad game but he has lost some of his touch.

  • M. Aguirregaray
    0
    0
    3.00

    M. Aguirregaray

    Blatanty dove for Uruguay's first penalty and then was deinitely fouled inside the box for the second. His forays in the opposite box were always dangerous.

  • A. Scotti
    0
    1
    1.00

    A. Scotti

    Missed a penalty and was then sent off in the span of two minutes. Nightmare.

  • Walter Gargano
    0
    0
    3.00

    Walter Gargano

    Was pretty usefu as a link between defense and attack beside his usual recovery skills. Had a decent game.

  • S. Eguren
    0
    0
    3.00

    S. Eguren

    Felt comfortable with the ball and tried to pick up Hernández several times with through balls. Decent game as well.

  • N. Lodeiro
    0
    0
    3.00

    N. Lodeiro

    One can imagine that against such a limited team, Lodeiro's skill would impress. But it didn't happen. He scored Uruguay's fifth goal though.

  • Diego Pérez
    0
    0
    4.00

    Diego Pérez

    Not many times in his career has this central midfielder has had so much influence offensively as today. He was probably Uruguay's best player beside Hernandez

  • G. Ramírez
    0
    0
    2.00

    G. Ramírez

    He wasn't at his best either, and was constantly fooled by the Tahitian center backs when trying to win the ball back.

  • Abel Hernández
    1
    0
    4.50

    Abel Hernández Top of the Match

    TECATE Real Hombre of the Match.Was very impressive during the first half with his speed and physical play. In the second he disappeared a bit but scored his fourth with a penalty kick. Man of the match.

Substitutions

  • Luis Suárez
    1
    0
    4.00

    Luis Suárez

    Entered the pitch in the last 20 minutes and scored a brace.

  • Gilbert Meriel
    1
    0
    4.00

    Gilbert Meriel

    Saved a penalty and denied Uruguay over and over. Despite receiving eight, he was absolutely fantastic for Tahiti and could have earned himself a trial in Europe.

  • Tehevaril Ludivion
    0
    0
    1.00

    Tehevaril Ludivion Flop of the Match

    Was deservedly sent off for a second bookable offense as he pulled Aguirregaray after mishitting an easy ball. He got a standing ovation by the fans though.

  • Nicolas Vallar
    0
    0
    2.00

    Nicolas Vallar

    Tahiti's captain and the leader of the defense. He has obvious limitations but his charisma was part of the fairy tale of the Islanders.

  • Jonathan Tehau
    0
    0
    1.50

    Jonathan Tehau

    He was very lively and did a couple of nice tricks with the ball. He should improve on his positional play though.

  • Vincent Simon
    0
    0
    2.00

    Vincent Simon

    The diminutive right back tried to cover for his obvious technical deficiencies with a heart the size of a lion. The master of the overlap in Tahiti.

  • Henri Caroine
    0
    0
    1.50

    Henri Caroine

    Made a big effort as his teammates did. It wasn't enough of course but he will get great memories from the competition.

  • Lorenzo Tehau
    0
    0
    1.50

    Lorenzo Tehau

    The striker tried his best to fight with the rocky Uruguayan center backs. He ended up exhausted and had to be substituted.

  • Ricky Aitamai
    0
    0
    1.50

    Ricky Aitamai

    As Simon on the other side, he was relentless running up and down the pitch.

  • Samuel Hnanyine
    0
    0
    1.50

    Samuel Hnanyine

    Another of the Tahitian heroes, he will have enormous souvenirs from his time in Brazil.

  • Marama Vahirua
    1
    0
    3.00

    Marama Vahirua

    Tahiti's heart and soul. He was everywhere, trying to link up the play, tracking back, asking for the ball. Amazing job by the veteran playmaker.

  • Steevy Chong Hue
    0
    0
    3.00

    Steevy Chong Hue

    If someone deserves a trial in Europe, it's him. The 23 year old winger has the physical abilities to develop into a very interesting players. He just needs to polish his game.

Substitutions

  • Edson Lemaire
    0
    0
    1.50

    Edson Lemaire

    Got some minutes and ran his heart off, just as his teammates did.

  • Stanley Atani
    0
    0
    2.00

    Stanley Atani

    Had a half chance at the end of the match that made the fans rise from their seats.

  • Yohann Tihoni
    0
    0
    2.00

    Yohann Tihoni

    Testimonial presence as he only got a few minutes.

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