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Copa America

  • July 16, 2011
  • • 6:15 PM
  • • Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, Ciudad de Santa Fe, Provincia de Santa Fe
  • Referee: C. Amarilla

Uruguay won 5 - 4 on penalties

Live Commentary

  • 120' + 10'
    Pen SO GoalMaxi Pereira
  • 120' + 9'
    Pen SO GoalGonzalo Higuaín
  • 120' + 7'
    Pen SO GoalW. Gargano
  • 120' + 7'
    Pen SO GoalJavier Pastore
  • 120' + 6'
    Pen SO GoalA. Scotti
  • 120' + 5'
    Pen SO MissCarlos Tévez
  • 120' + 4'
    Pen SO GoalLuis Suárez
  • 120' + 3'
    Pen SO GoalNicolas Burdisso
  • 120' + 2'
    Pen SO GoalDiego Forlán
  • 120' + 1'
    Pen SO GoalLionel Messi
  • 120'
    PENALTIES!!!!! It's down to spot kicks from here on out.
  • 119'
    Yellow CardCarlos Tévez
  • 119'
    Carlos Tevez just handed a card for hitting the deck... tough card to give 119 minutes into the game.
  • 118'
    There is always a danger with Argentina pressing so high that Suarez and Forlan can take advantage, but for some reason Suarez is slowing the ball when he touches. At this point Uruguay's best chance seems to be on the break.
  • 116'
    Argentina with all of the ball now. Holding, probing, looking for the final ball that will open Uruguay up.... and it nearly came. Great exchange at the top, and you almost expected Messi to put that away. No dice.
  • 113'
    Coming down to the final minutes, and nearly a major mistake out of Argentina. Lazy pass at the back and Suarez is a step slow to pounce.
  • 111'
    Unbelievable! Pastore finds Higuain perfectly in the box, but the striker takes one too many touches before firing a shot that is deflected out for a corner, one that Argentina does little with as Muslera makes a routine save.
  • 110'
    SubstitutionE. Arévalo S. Eguren
  • 110'
    SubstitutionÁ. Pereira W. Gargano
  • 108'
    Argentina are in total control of the ball in the attacking half. The passes go from the right to the left, but they can't seem to find a hole to play through.
  • 105'
    That's it for the first extra time. The second is about to begin as the teams switch sides of the field. Are penalty kicks upon us?
  • 104'
    PIPITA!!!!!!!!! OFF THE POST!!! Higuain is sent through towards the left of the box by Zanetti, but the striker's shot nails the low post as Uruguay dodge a bullet!
  • 103'
    Messi's lifting ball goes over the head of the players in the box, falling to Muslera at the far post. Good job by Uruguay defence to contain their assignments well.
  • 102'
    Messi is fouled from around 33 meters out. Decent look coming for the Argentines.
  • 101'
    Now we may know why Tevez didn't want to try from outside the box. His next chance, he fires his shot into the fans. Few minutes left before the end of the first extra time.
  • 99'
    Both teams are having issues doing anything in attack. Tevez has had a couple chances to try from outside the box but decided not to.
  • 97'
    SubstitutionFernando Gago Lucas Biglia
  • 96'
    Lucas Biglia comes on for Gago, who leaves the pitch with an injury.
  • 95'
    Alvaro Pereira!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The defender nearly finds his third goal of the tournament after gathering the ball at the top corner of the box, but he can not get over the ball enough, sending it just over the top right corner! What a chance!
  • 93'
    Yellow CardFernando Gago
  • 93'
    Messi looks to Tevez in the box after doing well to create space down the left side, but the world's top player puts too much on the ball, sending it past the by-line.
  • 92'
    That is the end of regulation! Uruguay had a late chance when Suarez took the ball inside the box via the by-line, cross the ball to Forlan who headed poorly over the goal. 30 minutes more to come!
  • 91'
    The first fifteen minutes have begun. At the conclusion of this session, 15 more will be played. If the score is tied after 30 minutes, penalty kicks will decide the tie.
  • 90' + 16'
    The second half of extra time has started, and Uruguay get an early chance. Forlan takes a shot from outside the box, curving a shot towards the right post but flies wide.
  • 90' + 1'
    Two minutes of added time.
  • 90'
    TEVEZ!!!!!!!!!! NO!!! MUSLERA!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! The Manchester City man drills his free-kick towards goal where the goalkeeper makes the save with his leg after the ball was redirected off the wall. Muslera got up quick and also saved a shot by Higuain! What a sequence!
  • 89'
    Rios takes down Messi near the top of the box. Great chance from a free-kick. Tevez here?
  • 88'
    Suarez goes up against three defenders, finding his way into the box before G. Milito shuts him down with a precise tackle.
  • 87'
    Yellow/RedJavier Mascherano
  • 85'
    Missed chance for Uruguay! Off a corner, Forlan finds Lugano who heads the ball over the crossbar. Little time left in regulation.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionSergio Agüero Carlos Tévez
  • 83'
    Tevez comes on for Aguero. Fuerte Apache is on in Santa Fe as the fans go wild!
  • 82'
    All the tempo goes to the Argentines, who are doing well to attack. Zabaleta gets his chance, but he sends the ball over the goal by quite the distance.
  • 79'
    Forlan!!!!!!! Alone in front of goal on the break, Romero makes the stop. Uruguay can't convert on the rebound as the Argentine defence manage to clear. What a ten minutes that await us!
  • 78'
    Higuain!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Messi finds the striker again in the box where he settles the ball well before turning and firing a shot right at Muslera, who knocks the ball out.
  • 77'
    Uruguay do well to clear the ball out for a corner. Argentina win another after failing to send a quality ball into the box.
  • 76'
    Messi is fouled once again. Nice chance for Argentina coming up from 35 meters.
  • 74'
    Forlan hits the wall with his shot. The ball fel to Rios who skied it into the stands.
  • 73'
    Yellow CardNicolas Burdisso
  • 73'
    SubstitutionÁngel Di María Javier Pastore
  • 73'
    Burdisso takes down Suarez at the top of the box and is rewarded a yellow card. Forlan will surely look to put this one on target.
  • 71'
    Yellow CardGabriel Milito
  • 70'
    G. Milito takes down Suarez on the right side of the box. Good chance for Forlan here to send a ball in!
  • 69'
    Tevez is warming up. On for Aguero?
  • 67'
    Di Maria!!!!!! Messi sends the ball to the youngster in the box but his low shot from the left side is deflected by M. Pereira before falling to Muslera.
  • 65'
    A change appears to be coming for Argentina.
  • 64'
    Argentina look a little nervous in the back. Uruguay are starting to advance with ease.
  • 61'
    Messi finds Aguero at the far side of the box with a low ball, but the Atletico Madrid man can't find anyone with his low attempt across the goal after doing well to get to the by-line.
  • 58'
    There is a fan on the pitch! He put a hat on Aguero and the fans love it! Play has now resumed after the man was taken off the field by security.
  • 57'
    Di Maria!!!! The Real Madrid man tries his luck from way outside the box, sending a ball over the bar. It looked like a quality chance at first but made Muslera hardly sweat.
  • 54'
    The ball remains with the attack of Argentina, who are trying to infiltrate from every angle. Zabelta sends a ball into the box for Aguero, who heads the ball past the back post, not testing Muslera.
  • 51'
    Yellow CardJavier Mascherano
  • 51'
    Aguero seems to be really out of the game. His touches are off and looks a step slow.
  • 48'
    Little to be seen from both teams in the opening minutes. The teams have failed to settle down and get into a rhythm. Argentina will certainly look to play through Aguero a bit more in the half. He has been absent for the majority of the game.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway.
  • What a first 45 minutes. Uruguay will have to play the second half with 10 men. Can they overcome the disadvantage and make it to the semifinals? Argentina look solid with the ball, but their is too much open space in the box on set pieces. The guys are not marking well. The second half should be a cracker.
  • 45'
    Two minutes of added time in Santa Fe.
  • 44'
    LUGANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! OFF THE CROSSBAR!!!! Off a corner from Forlan, the star defender skies to head the ball over Romero, but it hits the crossbar and goes over the goal.
  • 42'
    The ball is played to Gago at the top of the box, but the former Boca Juniors star attempts to chip the ball into the box to Higuain, but his target is offside.
  • 39'
    Yellow/RedDiego Pérez
  • 35'
    Off a free-kick for Uruguay, Forlan sends the ball into the box but the header his off the crossbar, falling to two Uruguay's who were offside.
  • 34'
    Perez needs to be careful. He has a yellow card, as does Gonzalo and Caceres. But the Bologna man could have given his second yellow on two fouls in the last few minutes.
  • 33'
    Yellow CardÁ. González
  • 31'
    Yellow CardMartín Cáceres
  • 31'
    HIGUAIN DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!! OH WAIT, OFFSIDE CALLED!!! Off the free-kick, Messi's ball finds Higuain, again, inside the box. The striker headed the ball into the right side of the goal but was offside.
  • 30'
    Free-kick for Argentina from 35 meters out. Messi won it after being taken down by Perez
  • 29'
    Uruguay are struggling to get possession of the ball. After dominating early, Argentina have been doing well to switch fields and play smart passes. The flanks are open for them to attack.
  • 26'
    Messi the magician is playing at his best! He continues to embarrass all Uruguayans who attempt to contain him one on one. He wins a corner for his country as the tempo is still with Argentina.
  • 23'
    The game is getting more physical at the time comes off the clock. Gago is playing well in the middle of the field for Argentina. Where is Luis Suarez?
  • 20'
    SubstitutionM. Victorino A. Scotti
  • 20'
    The early goal did not seem to interrupt Argentina's plans. Playing balls to Higuain is the goal, especially with Messi starting the attack. All the momentum goes to the host nation at the moment as they look to keep feeding the Barcelona star. Who wouldn't?
  • 18'
    AssistLionel Messi
  • 18'
    GoalGonzalo Higuaín
  • 18'
    GOLAZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL MESSI!!! HIGUAIN FINDS THE NET!!!!!!!!!!! 1-1!!! Messi uses his magic down the right side before cutting towards the middle of the field, sending a soft ball over the defenders of Uruguay and right to the head of the Real Madrid striker, who heads the ball down to the left and past Muslera!
  • 15'
    Aguero takes the ball into the box, waiting too long for the shot as Rios shuts the former Independiente man down. Wasted chance for Argentina there!
  • 13'
    Rios goes in hard on Gago. Free-kick for Argentina from near midfield. It's a similar situation to one Uruguay scored on.
  • 11'
    DI MARIA!!!! FOUL??? NO CALL! The Real Madrid man tries to use his magic and quickness to beat the entire defense of Uruguay. He is met well by Lugano, who slid to knock the ball away at the top of the box as Di Maria goes flying. The referee does not award the foul that all the Argentines wanted! Nice tackle by the rugged defender!
  • 9'
    Yellow CardPablo Zabaleta
  • 9'
    It was poor marking by Argentina on the goal. Sergio Batista holds his head on the bench in disbelief. Uruguay are in control, going right at the defense of the hosts.
  • 7'
    Burdisso cleared the ball from inside the goal. The replay clearly showed the ball past the line. A early lead for Uruguay!
  • 6'
    GoalDiego Pérez
  • 6'
    GOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL URUGUAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Off a free-kick deep from near midfield, Forlan's ball into the box finds the head of Caceres, who sends it it low to the back post, beating Romero and falling right to Perez, who put it past the line!
  • 3'
    Yellow CardDiego Pérez
  • 3'
    OUCH! Perez plants two feet right into the leg of Mascherano. Only a yellow card given. Many in the stadium seem to disagree, calling for a red after the crunching collision.
  • 1'
    The game has begun! Uruguay are in white, and Argentina are in dark blue.
  • M. Pereira fouls Di Maria at the left side of the box. Fantastic chance coming for Argentina.
  • As I said, Perez had to be careful. He fouls Gago outside the Argentine box and is awarded his second yellow card. Disastrous moment for Uruguay as they are down to 10 men now.
  • Another free-kick for Uruguay from around 35 meters out.
  • The fans in Santa Fe are ready for this tasty clash! Can Lionel Messi repeat his performance against Costa Rica? Was the match against the Central American's a real test, especially since it was the under-23 team? We will see. Uruguay have been in decent form, but they have not got much out of Diego Forlan. With Edison Cavani out, can the Atletico Madrid player come alive and take his nation to the next round?