LIVE COMMENTARY: Uruguay vs Paraguay – Copa America 2015

  • URU 1-1 PAR

Full time: An equal game between both teams and with this match ending in a draw, Paraguay advances to the quarterfinals and Jamaica goes out of the contest. Uruguay survive with a chance of qualification.

90+2′ – CLOSE! Excellent shot by Derlis Gonzalez and brilliant save by Muslera. So decisive!

81′ – Molinas booked for his obvious foul on Rolan after his needless play.

74′ – Álvaro Pereira booked for his ugly tackle on Gonzalez.

71′ – Coates booked for his foul on Valdez.

Sub(PAR): Roque Santa Cruz on. Lucas Barrios off owing to pain in his muscle.

69′ – Ortiz booked for his foul on Álvaro Gonzalez.

Sub(PAR): Bobadilla goes off as Derlis Gonzalez takes his place.

Sub(URU): Cristian Rodriguez on. Carlos Sanchez off.

65′ – CHANCE! A good stretch of play by Uruguay as a superb ball by M. Pereira is headed wide by Stuani.

Sub(PAR): Ortiz comes on for the injured Ortigoza.

64′ – Ortigoza injured and carried off.

60′ – Absolute end to end stuff as both Uruguay and Paraguay look to attack and defend promptly.

53′ – CHANCE! A good ball in by M. Pereira headed by Cavani that went just yards away.

49′ – A good corner by Paraguay but well defended by Uruguay.

The second half kicks off.

  • URU 1-1 PAR

Half time: An end to end half that stands both the teams equal. As it stands, Paraguay will advance to the quarterfinals.

  • URU 1-1 PAR

44′ – A superb corner delivery by Benitez and Barrios heads it brilliantly. And the game is on.

37′ – CLOSE! A superb corner by Sanchez headed once again superbly by Gimenez but a brilliant one hand save by Villar. Excellent stuff! 

36′ – CHANCE! A superb cross by Rolan to Coates who was onside but couldn’t judge the ball correctly and fell short of heading it.

33′ – Paraguayan throw-in in the penalty was a good opportunity but good collective block by Uruguay eventually cleared by Cavani.

  • URU 1-0 PAR

29′ – GOAL! Gimenez heads the corner kick by Sanchez brilliantly. So powerful that none had a reply to it.

28′ – Uruguay finds a good space to go for a strike but the late reaction ultimately easily pushed the ball away.

26′ – Desperate defending by Hernandez as Paraguay free kick gets them in a good position to score.

20′ – Foul on Valdez by Hernandez in the Paraguay penalty area. 

13′ – Corner for Paraguay and they go close to scoring. Valdez heads the corner kick towards right which is headed over.

11′ – Uruguay get a corner through M. Pereira.

9′ – Ortigoza booked for his foul on Rios. Free kick for Uruguay.

4′ – Paraguay get the first free kick of the game from a little ahead of the half line. 

The game kicks off.

Uruguay Starting XI: Fernando Muslera, Gimenez, Álvaro Pereira, Maxi Pereira, Sebastian Coates, Carlos Sanchez, Diego Rolan, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Álvaro Gonzalez, Abel Hernandez, Edinson Cavani.

Paraguay Starting XI: Justo Villar, Ivan Piris, Marcos Caceres, Bruno Valdez, Paulo Da Silva, Raul Bobadilla, Edgar Benitez, Osmar Molinas, Nestor Ortigoza, Lucas Barrios, Nelson Valdez.

This Group B match between Uruguay and Paraguay is a fight between both the teams to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Paraguay stands on top of the table with 4 points but needs this win to seal its place in the next stage of the competition.

Uruguay, on the 3rd place with 3 points, isn’t far behind and with a win, can most definitely advance to the next stage.

This is an absolute battle for survival in the competition.

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