The Anfield man was in electric form as the Celeste prepared for the Olympics with a 6-4 win, but the goal frenzy failed to hide defensive frailties in the squadLuis Suarez were the key for Uruguay as they continued their preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games, downing Chile 6-4 in a thrilling game in Maldonado.
The Liverpool striker netted an impressive hat-trick in the last match for Oscar Tabarez's men before they travel to England for the upcoming Under-23 tournament, after he, Edinson Cavani and Egidio Arevalo Rios were chosen as the overage representatives for the South American nation.
Cavani also found the net twice in a dominant victory for the Celeste, who nevertheless will be slightly concerned at the defensive fragility shown in conceding four times against their Chilean opponents.
Universidad de Chile youngster Sebastian Ubilla was the pick of the Roja team, scoring twice in the second half to keep his nation within reach.
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The Celeste had gone two down early in the game after Angelo Henriquez and Matias Campos Toro hit the target. Suarez and Cavani's heroics had turned the game around for Uruguay, while Abel Hernandez also found the scoresheet with the Olympic hopefuls' sixth of the evening.
Uruguay will kick off their Group A campaign in Manchester against the United Arab Emirates, and will also meet Senegal and Great Britain in the opening phase.