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Copa America

  • July 8, 2011
  • • 23:15
  • • Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Provincia de Mendoza
  • Referee: C. Amarilla

Live Commentary

  • I hope you enjoyed the coverage of the game, and stay with for the full match report and reactions to the result
  • It is not a disaster for Uruguay, but with two points from two games know they need a result against Mexico in the final group match. Suarez looked dangerous and Forlan was as consistent as ever, but Oscar Tabarez will be disappointed his side could not hold onto their 1-0 lead
  • Chile will probably be the happier of the two sides as they won their first game and were starring defeat in the face after going 1-0 down. A great piece of football and a cool finish by Sanchez to earn them a point and keep Claudio Borghi's side top of the group
  • 87'
    Yellow Card Sebastián Coates
  • 85'
    SubstitutionE. Arévalo S. Eguren
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Á. González
  • 78'
    SubstitutionMaxi Pereira N. Lodeiro
  • 78'
    Chile look the more likely to go on and win, Uruguay struggling to keep the ball
  • 77'
    CHANCE!! Sanchez at the heart of Chile's play, crosses for Jiminez who has a great opportunity to give his side the lead, but a good save by Muslera
  • 75'
    Chile keep the ball well, and have a free kick, but the play is held up as Gonzalez is down with an injury
  • 74'
    SubstitutionJean Beausejour Carlos Carmona
  • 74'
    SubstitutionH. Suazo E. Paredes
  • 72'
    Chile prepare to bring on Esteban Parades, who scored against Mexico from the bench in the first game
  • 71'
    Yellow Card Arturo Vidal
  • 71'
    Sanchez tries to play in Suazo but well cut out by the Uruguay defence, who clear their lines
  • 70'
    Harsh yellow card for Vidal after a challenge on Gonzalez, the Bayer Leverkusen player appeared to win the ball
  • 69'
    Medel blocks a Suarez cross for a Uruguay corner. Caceres up from the back, but a foul in the box means a free kick for Chile
  • 68'
    End to end stuff, both sides looking for a second, Jiminez looks dangerous for Chile but the ball cleared by Lugano
  • 65'
    Assist Jean Beausejour
  • 65'
    Goal Alexis Sánchez
  • 64'
    GOOOALL!!!!! Great work by Beausejour down the left as he cuts a low cross into the path of Alexis Sanchez, who slots the ball past Muslera with his right foot! Great goal by Sanchez!!
  • 63'
    Chance for Uruguay. Suarez finds himself surrounded by three and isolated but runs with the ball and shoots fromt he edge of the box - Bravo turns it wide for a corner, which comes to nothing
  • 61'
    Chile looking to up the tempo but Jean Beausejour can't keep possession
  • 60'
    SubstitutionGonzalo Jara J. Valdivia
  • 60'
    Suarez fouls Arturo Vidal as he chases a potential through ball. Free kick to Chile
  • 60'
    Free kick to Uruguay - Diego Forlan floats it into the box, headed towards goal by Lugano but easily saved by Muslera
  • 58'
    Yellow Card Alexis Sánchez
  • 57'
    Sanchez gets a yellow card for diving, sixth player to be booked tonight
  • 56'
    Chile need to attack and Suazo puts pressure on Coates to force a throw in
  • 54'
    Assist Luis Suárez
  • 54'
    Goal Á. Pereira
  • 54'
    Suarez has looked dangerous all match, Uruguay attack looking for a quickfire second but cleared by Jara
  • 53'
    GOOOOOOOOAAAAL!!! Great work by Luis Suarez, centres the ball for Pereira, who fires past the hapless Bravo! 1-0 to Uruguay.
  • 51'
    Isla forces a corner down the right. Sanchez takes it but after a bit of pinball the ball goes out for a Uruguay throw
  • 50'
    Chile start second half as they ended the first; with the bulk of possession and intricate passing
  • 49'
    Yellow Card Martín Cáceres
  • 49'
    Jose Caceres will miss Uruguay's final group game against Mexico after being booked for second match running
  • 48'
    Arevalo and Jiminez square up after a foul by the Uruguay man - there has been a bit of bite about this game
  • 46'
    SubstitutionEdinson Cavani Á. González
  • 46'
    Second half started. CHANCE!!! Great work from Suazo who has looked dangerous all night, plays the ball into the path of Jiminez who flicks the ball at goal from six yards, but easily saved by Muslera
  • Referee waiting for the teams to come out - Chile arrive first, still waiting for Uruguay
  • Oscar Tabarez and Claudio Borghi will be giving their half-time team talks currently, and spurring their sides on to potential victory.
  • Corners: Chile - 3, Uruguay - 1
  • First half possession: Chile 61%, Uruguay 39%
  • Uruguay have soaked up Chilean pressure and tried to hit their opponents on the counter attack. Forlan has had a few deft touches, but the chance of the first half fell to Luis Suarez, who should have scored from ten yards, but the ex-Ajax frontman blazed over the bar
  • End to end first half. Chile have had the bulk of the possession but have looked devoid of idea when they get into the last third. Beausejour had the side's best chance, but they could also have taken the lead bizarrely as Isla blocked a Coates clearance, which hit the Uruguay bar. Chilean fans getting a bit frustrated by the lack of clear cut chances
  • 45'
    Cavani and Forlan combine to get the ball to Suarez who shoots.... but the effort was blocked by Contreras. Ball cleared, the referee blows for half time
  • 43'
    Chance for Chile!! Beausejour finds himself through on goal after great build-up play, shoots across Muslera's goal...... but it drifts wide of the keeper's left hand post. Could have done better
  • 41'
    Oooooh!! Chile hit the Uruguay bar! Coates tries to clear, the ball hits off Isla and oddly loops over Muslera and hits the woodwork! Almost a very bizarre opener!
  • 38'
    Yellow Card Luis Suárez
  • 38'
    Yellow Card Gonzalo Jara
  • 37'
    Vidal shoots from all of 35 yards, but it flies way over the Uruguay bar. Whistles from the Chilean fans as they become frustrated - their team have had a lot of the ball but can't break their opponents down
  • 36'
    Penalty?? Jimenez finds himself in the Uruguay box after neat play and takes a tumble, nothing given by the referee
  • 35'
    Sanchez finds himself 35 yards from goal with space and time and tries a long range effort which flies over Muslera's bar
  • 34'
    Vidal looks to shoot from outside the Uruguay box, but great challenge by Caceres again and the ball goes wide for a goal kick
  • 33'
    Forlan delivers the free-kick, but it is dealt with by Chile, who clear their lines in a tense affair
  • 30'
    The Chilean defenders are wary of Luis Suarez and the Liverpool player is fouled once more. Free-kick to Uruguay.
  • 29'
    Chile strikers Suazo and Sanchez are having to drop deep to pick up the ball, but are being crowded out by Uruguayan midfielders and defenders
  • 27'
    Chance! Kamikaze defending from Chile allows Suarez to round Bravo, he chips the ball into Forlan who heads towards goal but his effort lacks power and is cleared off the line
  • 26'
    Chile have a period possession, with Isla looking to come off his wing and get a chance on goal, but no clear cut chances for Chile as yet
  • 24'
    Yellow Card P. Contreras
  • 24'
    Suarez hacked down by Gary Medel and Pablo Contreras - free kick to Uruguay 35 yards out, headed clear by Chile
  • 22'
    Good move by Chile, neat work by Suazo to tee up Vidal, who shoots from 30 yards but it's high and wide! Tidy football by Chile
  • 20'
    Long ball by Jara looking for Sanchez, but Uruguay defend well
  • 18'
    Must be!! Suarez finds himself in space after good work from Cavani, but the Liverpool man blazes over from ten yards. Great chance, should be 1-0 to Uruguay
  • 17'
    Another Chilean corner comes to nothing, but good work to force it by Suazo and Beausejour
  • 15'
    It's end to end stuff, but nether side can pick a definitive pass and possession is being turned over all too easy
  • 14'
    Mauricio Isla finds himself in a good crossing position but overcooks his centre and the ball goes out for a goal kick to Uruguay
  • 12'
    Yellow Card Á. Pereira
  • 12'
    Another corner for Chile... they go short but lose possession cheaply
  • 10'
    Sanchez looks for strike partner Suazo with a through pass but Caceres hasn't put a foot wrong yet and cuts the ball out
  • 9'
    Comes to nothing, Uruguay counter attack and keep the ball
  • 9'
    Corner to Chile......
  • 8'
    Lots of little fouls and mistakes early on, neither side have gotten into their rythmn yet
  • 6'
    Long ball forward by Caceres, Suarez nods down to Forlan, who shoots wide from distance
  • 4'
    First chance - Diego Forlan swings in a free kick and the ball is scrambled away by Contreras for a corner - comes to nothing
  • 2'
    Chile have the best of the early exchanges, Sanchez gets his first touch but it comes to nothing
  • 1'
    Match just started, Chile kick off and play from left to right
  • It's all over! Uruguay 1 - Chile 1. An hard fought and end to end game, with Pereira and Sanchez getting the goals
  • Two minutes of injury time. Uruguay launch a free kick forward, cleared by Chile
  • Chile keep the ball, looking content with a draw
  • Coates booked as he fouls Valdivia. Ponce hits the resulting free kick, but the effort fails to trouble Muslera in the Uruguay goal
  • Forlan floats in a Uruguay free kick, Coates meets the ball buts heads wide
  • Chile free kick on edge of the box as Gonzalez fouls Parades and gets booked. PARADES STRIKES THE FREE KICK!!! Flies just wide of Muslera's right hand post!
  • Lots of space appering as both nations look for a second goal. Lugano fouls Sanchez as he ran with the ball. Free kick to Chile, 30 yards out. Punched away by Muslera, Isla picks up the ball and shoots from the edge of the box - good save by the Uruguay goalkeeper
  • Alexis Sanchez is playing very well, sets up a chance but blocked for a corner, which is cleared by Uruguay
  • Delay in kick off - the referee is asking Chile fans not to use laser pens and flairs
  • On the verge of kick-off, both sides look up for the game
  • The Chileans are now singing their anthem, and there looks to be a solid following in the crowd as it echoes around the stadium
  • The Uruguayans are singing their anthem and know that they will be in for a tough match. Priority number one? Shackle Chile attacker Alexis Sanchez
  • Team News: Chile: Bravo; Jara, Ponce, Contreras; Beausejour, Medel, Isla, Vidal, Fernandez; Sanchez, Suazo.
  • Team News: Uruguay: Muslera; Pereira, Lugano, Coates, Caceres; Perez, Arevalo, Alvaro Pereira; Cavani, Forlan, Suarez
  • Chile meanwhile came back from a goal down against Mexico to win 2-1, with goals from Esteban Paredes and in-form midfielder Arturo Vidal
  • Uruguay have something to prove after drawing their first game 1-1, and have a number of leading attackers, including Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan
  • This match should see the top two teams outside of hosts Argentina and holders Brazil, lets hope for a free-flowing spectacle
  • Welcome to's live commentary of the Copa America Group C clash between Uruguay and Chile.