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The South American impressed once again and has been selected by's editors as their man of the match against Germany. Editors' Top Of The Match Sponsored By Turkish Airlines: Diego Forlan

Diego Forlan has been one of the outstanding talents of the 2010 World Cup, so it was fitting that the Atletico Madrid striker finished with something of a flourish in the third/fourth place playoff.

Uruguay might have come up short against Germany, edged out 3-2, but that certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort from their talismanic forward. Indeed, Forlan had his side ahead early in the second half, diverting an awkward pass from Alvaro Rios brilliantly into the net with a volley of technical excellence... off his weaker right foot.

Even in the game’s last breath Forlan nearly brought new life into his side, sending a well struck free kick against the face of the crossbar that would have brought 30 additional minutes of play and enhanced the 31-year-old’s chances of claiming the Golden Boot, which he is in tied first position for ahead of Sunday’s final.

The Celeste may not have matched die Mannschaft, but Forlan, whose passing was perceptive and imaginative, was undoubtedly the game’s outstanding talent. Readers Top Of The Match Sponsored By Turkish Airlines: Diego Forlan

The fans agreed with the editors, clearly impressed by Forlan’s well taken finish and clever link-up play, which kept the Celeste active as an offensive force throughout this encounter and indeed the competition as a whole.

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