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Jonathan Rodríguez
C. Sánchez
D. Pizarro
J. Valdivia
M. Pinilla
Yellow Card
J. Valdivia
Assist
M. Isla
Goal
M. Fernández
M. Díaz
M. Pinilla
E. Vargas
M. Pereira
Yellow Card
G. Jara
Yellow Card
A. Hernández
D. Rolan
M. Isla
Yellow Card
J. Fucile
Yellow Card
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
J. Valdivia
Yellow Card
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4
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Stats

Possession
% %
5
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 2
Total Passes 634 165

Commentary

And that's all for a dramatic evening at Estadio Nacional - Chile are the first side through to the last four. Thank you for following the LIVE action - hope you've enjoyed it. I've been Jonathan Davies and until next time, goodnight!
Mauricio Isla was the hero as his 81st-minute strike was enough for Chile to see off nine-man Uruguay, who had Edinson Cavani and Jorge Fucile both sent off for two bookings. There will be a new name on the trophy as La Celeste's defence is over before it ever really got going. La Roja will play Bolivia or Peru in the semi-finals, as they look to capture their maiden title on home soil.
FULL TIME - CHILE 1-0 URUGUAY
THAT'S IT - CHILE ARE THROUGH TO THE SEMI-FINALS!!!
WHAT A SAVE FROM MUSLERA! Vidal could have wrapped it up as he is completely unmarked just outside the box, but is denied a fourth goal of the tournament by a wonderful stop. They are just seconds away now...
The ball goes out for a throw-in on the far side and Chile have got exactly what they wanted here. They are close to the corner and Uruguay have a lot of ground to make up in a short space of time.
All Chile need to do is keep the ball down the other end of the pitch and they will be in the semi-finals. What can nine-man Uruguay conjure up?
Finally, Chile get us back underway. The fourth official indicates that there will be an extra four minutes of stoppage time.
It still hasn't finished here. Both sets of players are still squaring up to each other which brings a bit of a cloud over what has been an entertaining game.
Uruguay's heads have completely gone. Fucile is penalised for a foul on Sanchez and is shown a second yellow card. It looked like a harsh decision but La Celeste lose the plot, aggressively surrounding the referee causing both sets of players to get involved. This will take some sorting out...
Could Jonathan Rodriguez prove to be the unlikely hero for Uruguay? The 21-year-old is the last throw of the dice for Tabarez's men, as he comes on for jjust his seventh cap.
Jonathan Rodríguez
C. Sánchez
Uruguay
Substitution Carlos Andrés Sánchez Arcosa Jonathan Javier Rodríguez Portillo
D. Pizarro
J. Valdivia
Chile
Sampaoli is opting for experience as he sends on 35-year-old David Pizarro for the closing stages of this game. Valdivia is the player to make way.
M. Pinilla
Yellow Card
Chile
Yellow card Mauricio Ricardo Pinilla Ferreira
What have Uruguay got left in the tank? Having being forced to play the final 27 minutes with 10 men, they must find the equaliser otherwise they're out.
J. Valdivia
Assist
Chile
Assist Jorge Luís Valdivia Toro
M. Isla
Goal
Chile
CHILE HAVE THE BREAKTHROUGH!!! It comes from the most unlikely source but they won't care a bit! Muslera can only punch Mena's cross straight to Valdivia, who lays it off for Isla to drill into the bottom corner and send Estadio Nacional into raptures. Could that be the winner?
IT JUST NEEDED A TOUCH! Valdivia whips in a dangerous corner that flashes across the six-yard box, but there is nobody in red to get on the end of it and Uruguay breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Uruguay are having a go here. Rodriguez is next to try his luck, but catches his effort all wrong and sends it flying into the stands.
WHAT AN EFFORT FROM CARLOS SANCHEZ! Uruguay launch a rare counter attack with Rodriguez finding his opposite winger, who hits the ball first time on the volley but sees it not quite swerve inside the post. That would have stunned Estadio Nacional.
IT JUST WOULDN'T BREAK FOR ALEXIS SANCHEZ! Chile, once again, work the ball nicely into the box but a blanket of blue shirts are quickly out to the Arsenal striker to prevent him getting a shot away.
This really is Chile's for the taking. Uruguay look to be taking the more defensive approach since going down to 10 men. The hosts just need to get more shots on goal.
M. Fernández
M. Díaz
Chile
Substitution Marcelo Alfonso Diaz Rojas Matías Ariel Fernández Fernández
M. Pinilla
E. Vargas
Chile
Substitution Eduardo Jesús Vargas Rojas Mauricio Ricardo Pinilla Ferreira
Chile are looking to pile the pressure on now as they make a double substitution. Mauricio Pinilla is introduced in place of Vargas, while Matias Fernandez comes on for Diaz.
If Uruguay's striking problems were bad then Cavani's sending off has just made things worse. They have missed the firepower of the suspended Suarez, while Cavani is now likely to miss the rest of the tournament.
M. Pereira
Yellow Card
Uruguay
The Uruguayans have lost quite a lot of discipline here. Pereira is the next to have his name taken and Tabarez needs to get his side under control.
It has been a truly miserable tournament for the PSG striker. No goals and there were question marks as to whether he would actually play tonight after his father was detained by police following his involvement in a fatal motorcycle crash.
G. Jara
Yellow Card
Chile
Yellow card Gonzalo Alejandro Jara Reyes
Uruguay are down to 10 men as Cavani is shown a second yellow card for slapping Jara in the face. The incident sparks a huge melee in the centre of the pitch before the striker makes his way down the tunnel.
Alexis Sanchez goes to ground following a challenge from Maxi Pereira. The Uruguay right-back is earning his 105th cap this evening, leaving him just seven shy of Diego Forlan's record.
BOX-TO-BOX STUFF HERE! The ball just runs away from Hernandez at the vital moment at one end, before Vidal heads straight at Muslera at the other.
A. Hernández
D. Rolan
Uruguay
There will be no goals for Rolan this evening, though, as he goes off to be replaced by Abel Hernandez who wins his 20th cap.
Uruguay are the only side to beat Chile at home in the last 18 months. That came in a 2-1 friendly win at Estadio Monumental David Arellano back in November. Goals from Rolan and Alvaro Gonzalez cancelled out Alexis Sanchez's earlier strike.
CLOSE FROM ROLAN! A free kick is lofted into the Chile penalty area. Rolan tries to volley home with the outside of his right boot, but shoots straight at Bravo.
NICE FOOTBALL FROM CHILE! Alexis Sanchez, Vidal and Isla all combine very neatly as they advance forward before the ball is eventually cleared by Uruguay.
Bravo comes out of goal to collect Carlos Sanchez's free kick into the box. He is his country's all-time leading appearance maker and is winning his 93rd cap this evening.
GOOD EFFORT FROM VIDAL! The free kick comes to nothing but Vidal tries to bend a curling effort into the far corner. It is very ambitious but Muslera has to stretch to claw it out of the air.
They now have a free kick near the far corner flag after Alexis Sanchez was bundled to the ground. He is standing over this free kick...
Chile go straight onto the attack. This is a very promising start from the hosts.
AND WE'RE OFF! Uruguay finally emerge, Mr Ricci blows his whistle and they get things going once more.
The officials are back on the pitch followed closely by the players and the second half is just moments away.
Uruguay got off to a good start which slowly faded out and saw them on the backfoot for most of the half. They look fairly solid at the back, but Cavani needs to be offering a lot more in attack.
The hosts will be the happier of the two sides going in at the break. They have looked very dangerous going forward, but could do with getting more shots away. It will be interesting to see if Vidal comes out for the second half, though. He was struggling as he limped off just now.
HALF TIME: CHILE 0-0 URUGUAY
The referee blows his whistle and brings the first half to an end.
There are worrying signs for Sampaoli here as Vidal has stayed down following a challenge by Arevalo. He is receiving attention from the physio and Chile will be hopeful that he can continue.
M. Isla
Yellow Card
Chile
The right-back is booked for a rash challenge on Carlos Sanchez.
Chile have some defending to do here, as Uruguay are enjoying a rare surge as we edge closer to the end of the half. The hosts need to remain focused here.
J. Fucile
Yellow Card
Uruguay
Yellow card Jorge Ciro Fucile Perdomo
It has been an eventful tournament for the Juventus man both on and off the pitch. On it, his goals have been pivotal in his country's strong start. Off it, he was fortunate to escape severe punishment following a car accident under the influence of alcohol. His focus and determination remain as sharp as ever, though.
JUST LIKE THAT FROM VIDAL! Some space opened up in front of the tournament's top scorer, encouraging him to try his luck and stings the palms of Muslera.
Uruguay can't get out of their own half here. Chile are piling on the pressure but are trying to do too much when they get close to the box. They need to have a few more efforts on goal.
CLOSE FROM ALEXIS SANCHEZ! Chile work the ball nicely around the edge of the box before a ball is whipped across the face of goal. Sanchez arrives at the far post but cannot steer his header towards the target.
CHILE ARE FORTUNATE! With plenty to aim for in the box, they opt to play the free kick short much to the frustration of the fans. Eventually, they get lucky when Isla is fouled on the far touchline.
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
Uruguay
Cavani has his name taken after a foul on the far side. He then vents his frustration at the linesman after being penalised which does him no favours.
Valdivia is controlling the pace of play at the moment. He looks comfortable on the ball and is always searching to make something happen for his side.
ARANGUIZ SHOULD DO BETTER! Isla cuts in from the right and Valdivia lets the ball run for Aranguiz, who has time to take aim but sends a tame effort straight into the grateful arms of Muslera.
Muslera is making his 71st international appearance this evening. He will climb into the top 10 on Uruguay's all-time list should they go all the way to the final.
A few players get involved in a scuffle inside the area after Vargas leaves his foot in on Muslera. It is nothing to sinister, though, and the referee soon has things back under control.
The home supporters are in uproar as their side are not awarded a free kick when Vidal stays down following a challenge from Fucile. Replays show that the defender took the ball and the Juventus man appeared to just land awkwardly.
J. Valdivia
Yellow Card
Chile
Valdivia is the first man to have his name taken by Mr Ricci this evening, after catching Gimenez with a late challenge that leaves the centre-half rolling on the ground in agony.
Another interesting statistic going back through the archives is the fact that Uruguay won the first 11 meetings between the sides. Chile finally stopped the rot in the 1937 Copa America.
The hosts will definitely fancy their chances this evening, but their head-to-head record against their opponents doesn't provide them with too much to cheer about. They have not beaten them in the Copa America in their last four attempts.
The tables have turned in the last few minutes. Having been on the back foot earlier on, Chile are very much on top now. They look very dangerous coming forward with so much attacking quality to boast.
The home fans raise the noise once again as Valdivia nutmegs Fucile and bursts forward. His pass for Vidal is well intercepted by the defence but only at the expense of a corner.
CHANCE FOR VARGAS! Isla cushions a long ball to Valdivia and gets the return pass, before his cross is volleyed over on the scissor-kick from Vargas. The Napoli striker needed to get over the ball there.
Uruguay have definitely started the stronger of the two sides. They are spending a lot of time in Chile's final third and the hosts are finding it difficult to get out of their own half at the moment.
The atmosphere inside the stadium is absolutely electric. Chile have played each of their games here and will continue to do so should they progress further in the tournament. The crowd will play a key part in their success, that's for certain!
VITAL INTERCEPTION FROM MEDEL! Rolan charges forward for La Celeste and looks to slip the ball in behind for Cavani, but Medel reads the situation well and executes a perfectly-timed sliding challenge to clear the danger.
HERE WE GO, THEN! Chile get us underway - what a game this should be!
There was plenty of passion shown by both sides during those anthems. Brazilian Sandro Ricci is our referee - he took charge of Uruguay's 1-0 defeat to Argentina and was the fourth official for Chile's 5-0 win over Bolivia. Kick off is just moments away...
The noise inside Estadio Nacional goes up a few notches as the teams and officials enter the field. And now for the national anthems...
URUGUAY SUBS: Munoz, Hernandez, De Arrascaeta, Stuani, G. Silva, Lodeiro, G. Pereira, Corujo, Coates, J. Rodriguez, M. Silva.
URUGUAY (4-4-2): Muslera; M. Pereira, Gimenez, Godin (c), Fucile; C. Sanchez, Arevalo, Gonzalez, C. Rodriguez; Rolan, Cavani.
CHILE SUBS: Garces, Albornoz, F. Silva, Fuenzalida, Pinilla, Rojas, Fernandez, Beausejour, Pizarro, Gutierrez, Henriquez, Herrera.
CHILE (4-3-1-2): Bravo (c), Isla, Medel, Jara, Mena; Diaz, Aranguiz, Vidal; Valdivia; A. Sanchez, Vargas.
Goals haven't been as easy to find for Uruguay. They have missed the suspended Luis Suarez, while Edinson Cavani is yet to find the net. Captain Diego Godin returns to the heart of defence in one of three alterations from the draw with Paraguay. Jorge Fucile and Cristian Rodriguez are also recalled to the 11 by Oscar Tabarez. Sebastian Coates and Abel Hernandez drop to the bench, Alvaro Pereira is suspended.
La Roja produced the most convincing performance in the first phase - racing to the top of Group A with seven points, scoring 10 goals along the way. Jorge Sampaoli makes a single change from the 5-0 drubbing of Bolivia, as Eugenio Mena comes in at left-back with Jean Beausejour making way.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the Copa America. The quarter-finals begin at Estadio Nacional with hosts Chile up against holders Uruguay. I'm Jonathan Davies and I'll be guiding you through the action.
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