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WC Qualification South America

  • November 11, 2011
  • • 22:00
  • • Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
  • Referee: H. Baldassi
  • • Attendance: 40500

Live Commentary

  • Remember to stay with for all the post-match news and analysis. I have been Tom Webber and it has been a pleasure, as always, to guide you through tonight's action.
  • It's all over here in a convincing win for Uruguay. They score four goals at home for the second time in this qualification and Chile conceded four for the second time. A fantastic performance from Suarez sees them stay top of the table.
  • 90'
    Great ball from Cavani but Abreu is beaten to the ball by Marcos Gonzalez who clears the ball for a corner. It comes to nothing. But Chile counter and almost score but Godin clears off the line.
  • 89'
    Uruguay are still looking for another goal. Cavani looks a bit dejected after all his missed opportunities tonight.
  • 85'
    Yellow Card Cristian Rodríguez
  • 85'
    Chile seem crushed. The disallowed goal seemed to spur them on for a few minutes before Suarez ended the game. Claudio Borghi's side concede four away from home for the second time in this qualifying campaign.
  • 82'
    Arevalo Rios almost turns into his own goal! Credit to him for getting back to nick the ball away from a surging Paredes but he sends the ball narrowly wide of his own goal. Close shave!
  • 81'
    Great football from Uruguay again with the crowd absolutely loving it. Abreu flicks in Pereira who cuts it back to Cavani but his shot is blocked once again denying him a goal. Shortly after he hits one narrowly wide again.
  • 78'
    Suarez leaves the pitch after a truly majestic performance. He was more than added to his hero status in Uruguay with four goals in a night that he will surely remember for years to come.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionLuis Suárez Cristian Rodríguez
  • 74'
    Goal Luis Suárez
    THAT IS HIS FOURTH!!! Suarez lashes home a shot from the edge of the area. Bravo could possibly have done better but there was too much on the strike in a blistering performance from the Liverpool striker.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionEdu Vargas G. Canales
  • 71'
    CAVANI!! Chile are being dissected here as Cavani gets in behind the defence but once again hits the side netting. It doesn't seem to be his night!
  • 70'
    SubstitutionÁ. González S. Eguren
  • 68'
    Goal Luis Suárez
    HAT-TRICK FOR SUAREZ!! A fantastic few minutes for Diego Perez as he played in Caceres who clipped a lovely ball in to the box for Suarez to propel his header into the back of the net! Great goal!
  • 67'
    Chile seem spurred on despite the goal being chalked off. Now they know they can get one they seem desperate to go and score a legitimate goal!
  • 64'
    GOALLLL!! NO IT IS NOT!! Campos first international goal is ruled out as he was in an offside position from Parades' flick on. The flag was up extremely late and the game carries on with the score still at 2-0.
  • 62'
    A free kick by Matias Fernandez is pushed away by Muslera but Contreras was offside so the game comes to a halt.
  • 61'
    SubstitutionMarcelo Díaz E. Paredes
  • 61'
    SubstitutionH. Suazo M. Mirosevic
  • 60'
    Yellow Card Martín Cáceres
  • 59'
    GREAT SAVE!! A looping header by Cavani from Suarez's free kick is tipped over the bar by Bravo. Possibly one for the cameras but it did look good!
  • 58'
    SubstitutionG. Ramírez Sebastián Abreu
  • 55'
    If Chile are going to get back into this game Vargas and Suazo need to step it up a gear. Matias Fernandez is having a great game but the forwards are lacking penetrating movement.
  • 54'
    Yellow Card Gary Medel
  • 52'
    PENALTY SHOUT!! Not given! Ponce tries to clear but Suarez gets between him and the ball. His theatrical fall probably put the referee off giving it.
  • 51'
    Uruguay have finished fifth in their last three qualification campaigns. It does not look as though they will be finishing their for the fourth time by their current form.
  • 49'
    The second half has begun much like the first half. Eduardo Vargas showed some positive movement dribbling the ball into the area before being dispossessed by Caceres.
  • 46'
    The second half is underway. From the replays it looks as though Suarez's second may be contested as an own goal by Ponce but there is no doubting Suarez deserves to be awarded it!
  • The teams are back out for the second half. We will be beginning any moment.
  • That was a great half of football, showing exactly why we all love the South American game. Don't expect it to drop off either. I'll see you back here for the second half in 15 minutes!
  • Suarez is unstoppable. He has been constantly hassling the Chilean defenders and getting the better of them in almost every occasion. His two goals at the end of the half mean Chile have a lot of work to do in the second half. Liverpool fans must be loving this!
  • 45' + 1'
    Goal Luis Suárez
    SUAREZ MAKES IT TWO!! Chile are falling apart. Bravo fails to gather the ball and Cavani's effort is nodded off the line by Contreras but Suarez beats Ponce to the second ball and bundles in his second of the night. Another sloppy pass to blame though!
  • 45'
    Claudio Borghi will be extremely disappointed that his team could not hang on until half time. They will really need to go at their opponents in the second half now.
  • 42'
    Goal Luis Suárez
    GOOOOAALLLL!!! SUAAAAAAAAAAAAAREZ! Great goal, it had to be him! Arvealo Rios wins the ball in midfield and launches a counter attack and Ponce allows him the space to drill the ball into the bottom corner.
  • 41'
    Another free kick for Uruguay in a dangerous area. Ramirez takes it but it is far too high. I think Suarez will take back dead-ball duties after that one!
  • 39'
    Yellow Card P. Contreras
  • 39'
    DIAAAAZZZZ!! Chile had Uruguay penned in around their box and Diaz produced a furious strike from 35 metres which Muslera got his fingertips to though it was likely going wide.
  • 38'
    The game has turned a bit scrappy now with a number of misplaced passes from both sides. Despite that you still feel like there could be a goal at any moment.
  • 36'
    Suarez looks like he beat anyone tonight. He turns and drives at goal earning a corner which is turned over the bar by Gaston Ramirez.
  • 34'
    LUGANO!! Great header from the Uruguay captain. He hunted the ball out in the area and unleashed a powerful header but it was straight at Bravo who managed to keep hold of it.
  • 31'
    Some great play from Chile involving Fernandez, Diaz and Eduardo Vargas but the youngster is tackled by Godin in the area. There are some promising signs for Chile who look threatening going forward.
  • 30'
    The tempo is slowing down a bit here as Uruguay are not closing as fast as they were. But that doesn't stop Ponce misplacing another pass, putting it straight out of play.
  • 26'
    CAVANI!! He should have done so much better! Ponce gives the ball straight to Suarez and he slips the ball to Cavani who slices wide the best chance of the night.
  • 23'
    ... Campos whips a ball in and Contreras gets a free header but puts it wide of the target. The ball was behind him but he should have tested Muslera.
  • 22'
    Uruguay are really hounding the visitors but Chile are playing some quick passing football which is making for an enthralling game. Chile with a corner now ...
  • 19'
    OFF THE BAR!! And it's Suarez once again, this time from a 30 metre free kick. He looks extremely hungry for a goal tonight and it's great to see him in such a mood.
  • 17'
    SUAREZZZZZZZZZZ!! SO CLOSE!! He is proving an absolute nightmare for Ponce. Drops a shoulder to pass the defender but his shot travels low of the foot of the post. The Uruguayans are looking as dangerous as ever in attack.
  • 15'
    GREAT SAVE!! Suazo plays a delightful ball to Fernandez who has a one-on-one with Muslera at the edge of the box. He hits it straight at the keeper but could possibly have taken it round the keeper. Great football.
  • 14'
    CAVANI GOES CLOSE!! Diaz is dispossessed in his own half by Luis Suarez. Cavani tries to slip the ball past Bravo but he gets enough on it and Ponce clears the ball away.
  • 12'
    CAVANI GOES CLOSE!! Diaz is dispossessed in his own half by Luis Suarez. Cavani tries to slip the ball past Bravo but he gets enough on it and Ponce clears the ball away.
  • 9'
    Suarez bursts past Ponce but cannot get a decent shot on goal as he hesitates, poking the ball straight at Muslera and the opportunity is gone. Great work to get in the position by the Liverpool striker though.
  • 8'
    Chile are looking impressive in the opening stages. Forgive me for my error in the line-up. Alexis Sanchez is not on the field and in his place is Matias Campos in a 3-4-1-2 formation.
  • 6'
    Uruguay are pressing Chile high up the pitch but they look comfortable on the ball and launch a quick counter attack with Fernandez charging down the left and earning a corner.
  • 4'
    Uruguay have been a bit sloppy at the back but Cavani is looking particularly sharp in attack for the hosts. In the absence of Diego Forlan he will have to really step up his game.
  • 3'
    Suazo wins a free kick for Chile and Fernandez puts it into the box but he puts it too deep and it is nodded away by Alvaro Pereira.
  • 1'
    And we are underway in Montevideo, hopefully we're in for a cracker. Fantastic crowd in the stadium and will no doubt be looking for another win. I am particularly looking forward to seeing Eduardo Vargas for Chile tonight.
  • Marcelo Diaz of Universidad de Chile makes his debut tonight after some impressive performances in the national league and the Copa Sudamericana. Kick off is seconds away.
  • It looks like a lovely day in Montevideo but there is a very strong breeze flowing through the stadium. Hopefully we will see some fantastic football to match the setting.
  • Uruguay currently sit top of the World Cup qualifying table and will hope to stay there with a positive result tonight. Chile will hope they do not have a repeat of their previous away game in this year's qualifiers when they where thumped 4-1 by Argentina.
  • Chile (3-4-3): Bravo; Ponce, M. Gonzalez, Contreras; Isla, Medel, Diaz, M. Fernandez; Vargas, Suazo, Sanchez.
  • Alexis Sanchez returns for Chile after a prolonged absence due to injury. Arturo Vidal, Jorge Valdivia, Jean Beausejor, Gonzalo Jara and Carlos injury have all been suspended by trainer Claudio Borghi for missing a curfew.
  • With Diego Forlan missing through injury, this is how the home team will start the game. Uruguay (4-4-2): Muslera; Caceres, Lugano, Godin, Pereira; A. Gonzalez, Diego Perez, Arevalo Rios, G. Ramirez; Suarez, Cavani.
  • Hello and welcome to's LIVE commentary on tonight's CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifier between Uruguay and Chile. Both sides will be putting out somewhat weakened teams tonight but there is still plenty of talent on show. Team news to follow.