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1 vs 0
Played
July 12, 2011 8:45 PM EDT
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata — La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Referee:‬ R. Orozco‎
 
15′ Á. Pereira
 
 
Thank you very much for joining Goal.com's live coverage of the Copa America. Mexico go home, Uruguay advance to face Argentina in the semifinals. What a game that should be. Uruguay finish in second place in Group C. Thanks for joining me. Once again, this is Roger Gonzalez. As always, it has been a pleasure.
 
90′ +3
That is the game! Uruguay go through to the quarter-finals!
 
90′ +2
Yellow Card Sebastián Coates
 
90′ +2
Last chance for Mexico from a deep free-kick. Here it comes!!
 
90′
Substitution Diego Forlán Sebastián Abreu
 
90′
Two minutes off added time.
 
88′
Mexico are going forward with everything, looking for the tying goal. Not much time left!
 
85′
From minutes left for Mexico. Can they create a quality chance?
 
84′
Substitution Cristian Rodríguez S. Eguren
 
83′
Aravind on Twitter writes: 1-0 is a shaky position to be in! Let's all hope for a spot of luck for Uruguay to double their advantage and make it through!
 
81′
Yellow Card Rafael Márquez Lugo
 
79′
GOL MEXICO!!!!!!! Lugo!! Oh wait.....offside is called. Still 1-0 to Uruguay. Lugo put home the ball from close after a free-kick found him at the back post but no to avail
 
75′
The Mexican attack looks lively. They are sending balls into the box each minute. Can they capitalize?
 
72′
Ponce is off, Pacheco is on. Ponce has been the only quality player in the field for Mexico in the second half. Don't understand that one.
 
71′
Substitution M. Ponce É. Pacheco
 
70′
Perez!!!! The midfielder's volley flies by the post after the chest pass from Forlan at the top of the box. Nearly the second for the South Americans.
 
69′
Substitution Alvaro Gonzalez N. Lodeiro
 
69′
Forlan!!!! From the top of the box, Michel stops the striker's powerful shot! Another stop by Mexico, but they need to go forward!
 
66′
Suarez is sent through by Forlan but can't finish one on one, sending the ball wide of the post!
 
64′
Yellow Card H. Mier
 
63′
Forlan!!!! How did he miss that? His touch from right in front of goal goes right over the bar! Unbelievable!
 
59′
Mexico finally show something, stringing some passes together. Free-kick for Mexico from the right side of the box.
 
56′
Forlan wins a corner off the free-kick. His cross nearly enters the net as Pereira had a chance to put it away. The ball rested in front of goal for a second before Michel pounced on it.
 
55′
Yellow Card H. Reynoso
 
55′
Reynoso with the crunching tackle at the top of the box. Great chance for Forlan here!
 
53′
Suarez sends in a soft little ball to Forlan in the box, but Michel gets there before the Atletico Madrid man.
 
50′
Free-kick for Mexico. Ponce sends in a cross that flies right to the goalkeeper.
 
48′
Mexico are stilling missing the final pass. The chances can be found, but they aren't doing a good job when need be in the attack.
 
46′
Substitution Paul Nicolás Aguilar J. Aquino
 
46′
Substitution Giovani dos Santos O. Peralta
 
45′
Second half is underway!
 
 
The second half is moments away. Can Uruguay book its spot in the quarterfinals?
 
 
What changes would you make during halftime? Tweet your comments to @RCGonzalez10 on Twitter.
 
45′
The first half is over. No added time. Uruguay enter the break up 1-0.
 
42′
Mexico are looking more comfortable in the back. They are containing Uruguay better but need to get the ball forward.
 
41′
Yellow Card Paul Nicolás Aguilar
 
39′
When Mexico are on the attack, they can't get the final pass to send an attacker through. Uruguay are playing very well at the back.
 
36′
SUAREZ!!! Michel keeps out the Liverpool star's long shot by diving to his left to push it past the post. Nearly 2-0!
 
34′
Lugano is the star for the defence in the first half, sending balls out with his head while closing down well. Mexico can't get anything going in the attack.
 
31′
FORLAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD LUCK!!!!!!! The Atletico Madrid striker sends a low shot off the left post off Maxi Pereira's cross. He controlled the clearance from Mexico in the box before firing a low shot that looked certain to go in.
 
28′
Looks like the only hope Mexico have is to go through Dos Santos on the far side. Other attackers have shown little thus far.
 
25′
Suarez jumps in front of Araujo to steal the balling, going on the break but can't control the ball well as he charged towards the net.
 
24′
Dos Santos with the shot!!!!!! The former Barca man tests Muslera with a shot from the corner of the box. The goalkeeper did well to push the shot wide!
 
20′
If this result stays, it will be Argentina and Uruguay in a quarter-final showdown.
 
18′
Mexico really need to respond now. The Uruguayans are playing well, not letting the North Americans to do much. Mexico's defenders continue to send high balls forward.
 
15′
Goal Á. Pereira
 
15′
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! URUGUAY!!! ALVARO PEREIRA PUTS IN THE REBOUND!!!! Forlan sends in a free-kick that Michel saves after a deflection, but the midfielder follows the ball to put it away from close.
 
10′
10 minutes have passed and not one quality chance for either team. Uruguay are looking to play through Suarez on the wing. The Mexicans are looking to do the same with Dos Santos.
 
8′
Ponce wins a corner kick for Mexico as his cross is deflected past the by-line.
 
6′
Free-kick for Uruguay. Forlan sends in a curving ball but it's cleared away by the Mexico defense.
 
5′
The Mexicans look nervous. Uruguay are confident with the ball, looking to attack early. Both teams are looking to go over the top, but it's not working in the opening minutes.
 
2′
The teams have failed to settle down. Bit of a frantic pace in the early going.
 
1′
The match is underway! Here we go! Which team will book a spot in the next round? After 90 minutes we will know!
 
 
Uruguay's starting XI: Muslera; M. Pereira, Coates, Lugano, A. Pereira; Perez, Rios, Gonzalez, Rodriguez; Suarez, Forlan.
 
 
Mexico's starting XI: Michel; Mier, Araujo, Reynoso, Aguilar; Reyes, Enriquez, Chavez, Ponce; Dos Santos, Lugo.
 
 
Tweet me your thoughts to @RCGonzalez10 throughout the game
 
 
The South Americans will secure a spot in the quarter-finals with a victory or a draw. The Central Americans must win to book a spot in the next round.
 
 
Welcome everyone to Goal.com's live coverage of the Copa America 2011. Chile just defeated Peru to finish top of Group C. Now, Mexico will battle Uruguay. I'm Roger Gonzalez, and I will be update the events in La Plata.
 
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