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Luis Suarez broke the scoring fast for Uruguay and snatched a point from Chile in the Copa America third round matches

Uruguay and Chile tied 1-1 in the third round of the group stage matches.

Eduardo Vargas scored Chile’s goal in the first half, before Luis Suarez equalized the score in the second half.

Suarez broke Uruguay’s scoring fast, which lasted for 444 minutes, after failing to score in four consecutive matches.

Darwin Nunez scored Uruguay’s last goal and was against Colombia in November 2020.

Vargas raised his score to 14 goals in the Copa America, only 4 goals separate him to become the tournament’s historical scorer.

Chile managed to raise its score to 5 points in the lead temporarily before facing Argentina against Paraguay, while Uruguay scored the first point after two games.


Uruguay started with attacking duo Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in search of breaking the continuous scoring fast in the last four matches.

As for the Chilean team, they attacked Uruguay with duo Eduardo Vargas and Ben Brereton.

Match Description

The match started with a quick attack from Uruguay, and Giorgian de Arracaita almost opened the scoring in the second minute with a shot from outside the penalty area, but Claudio Bravo saved his goal.

The first ten minutes witnessed an attacking danger from Uruguay, with Chile passive possession of the ball.

In the tenth minute, a new shot from Arrasaita from the right of the penalty area, but Bravo shined again.

Uruguay continued their attack in search of progress, but Chile’s defense was on time.

In the 26th minute, Chile opened the scoring through Vargas, who advanced the ball into the Uruguay penalty area from the right side and hit the far right of Uruguay goalkeeper Muslera.

Uruguay tried to equalize in the last quarter hour of the first half, but it was difficult to penetrate the Chile defense.

In the second half, the Uruguayan team started attacking from the first minute in search of an equaliser.

Cavani shot in the 51st minute from outside the penalty area to penetrate Chile’s defenses, but it passed far from the goal.

Arturo Vidal surprised Uruguay with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area, but it came just over the bar.

And in the 65th minute, the course of the meeting was reversed, with the level of Uruguay declining, a powerful shot from Facundo Torres, but Bravo turned it into a corner.

Luis Suarez took advantage of the corner kick in the 66th minute and turned the cross ball into the net with a surprising shot before Vidal caught it.

And in the 79th minute, Luciano Arrigada, a Chilean player, missed the most dangerous attack of the match with a shot from inside the 6-yard area, but it just passed near the left post of Muslera.

Cavani almost scored the second goal for Uruguay in the 85th minute with a superb header, but it passed near the left post of Bravo.

Uruguay tried to snatch the match points in the last ten minutes, but the match ended in a draw.

Chile raised its tally to 5 points, temporarily in the lead from three matches, while Uruguay Villa ranked fourth with one point from two matches.

Chile has one match left against Paraguay at dawn on Friday, while Uruguay faces Bolivia on Thursday evening.

The first four teams qualify for the quarter-finals, which are held in the knockout system.


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