- 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.