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  • Uruguay 1-0 Mexico: Luis Suarez scored

    Uruguay ensuring themselves as group winners after a 1-0 win over Mexico, the Group A match in the ultimate provision Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, Tuesday (22/6/10). Striker Luis Suarez is a determinant of "La Celeste" to top standings, so they were spared from death duel in the round of 16 large.

    Yes, by becoming the champion group, then Uruguay will face Group B runner-up at 16 big phase. Team "Blue Sky" was to avoid a tough team who is also a favorite champion, Argentina, in the quarter-final battle for the ticket.

    Meanwhile, Mexico, although not, remain entitled to step into the knockout phase. This ticket is achieved because the other game at Free State Stadium, South Africa only a 2-1 win over France. Whereas, if South Africa could be the party difference score goals with a minimum of five, the Bafana Bafana who got a ticket a big round of 16. Furthermore, Mexico will meet Argentina.

    Despite playing only need a draw to seal a ticket to the round of 16 large, both Mexico and Uruguay still appear adamant. They are both trying to gain the victory to become the champion group, so to avoid a meeting with the Group B champions, Argentina, on 16 phase final.

    Uruguay appears more aggressive. When the game was five minutes, they've given a very dangerous threat to goal "El Tri", when Luis Suarez escaped the off-side trap so it can penetrate the penalty box. Unfortunately, kicks Ajax Amsterdam striker's right leg was still wide on the right side of goal. Mexican goalkeeper is safe in the early minutes of this.

    Minute 20, Uruguay back to the threat. This time, Alvaro Pereira, who managed to penetrate the defenses of Mexico, after receiving feedback breakthrough. However, the midfielder was too much a hurry to release a kick, so the ball misses the point.

    Mexico immediately responded by doing a quick counterattack. Andres Guardado, who controlled the ball, no waiting time to penetrate the penalty box. 16 from outside the box, he let go of hard kick with his left foot. But luck seems to have not siding with the "El tricolor", because the ball can not kick Guardado dammed goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, on the crossbar.

    At minute 42, Uruguayan goalkeeper was finally able to break through Mexico. This time, Suarez did not waste the opportunity to rip the nets of Mexico who escorted Oscar Perez. Header with just welcomed a cross from the right wing could not dammed. 1-0 for "The Sky Blue", which lasted until the interval.

    In the second half, Uruguay continued to take the initiative of attack. In the 54th minute, they almost double the advantage when there is turmoil in the goal of Mexico. Diego Forlan started it with a header with just the heat, which can be ignored Perez. However, Pereira who did rebounds, netted the skin round failed because the collection of players hit the Mexican who was in the goal mouth.

    Kept under pressure, the Mexican tried to get up and nearly broke the score at minute 63. Unfortunately, Francisco Rodriguez imperfect cross the ball from right-wing Pablo Barrera, because it extends on the right side of goal. In fact, Rodriguez was in a free position at the mouth of the goal when heading the round leather.

    This is the last best opportunity of Mexico in these crucial matches. Because, in the time left until the long whistle sounded, there was no longer the best chance to score a reply. A similar thing happened in Uruguay, which failed to add another goal. Final score remained 1-0 to Uruguay.

    As Group A champions, Uruguay and will fight the runner-up Group B, on perdelapan final round which will take place next June 26, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizebet. Meanwhile, Mexico had to settle for a runners-up and definitely meet Argentina on June 28 next at the Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg.

    Team Line-up:

    Mexico: 1-Oscar Perez, 15-Hector Moreno (8-Israel Castro), 2-Francisco Rodriguez, 3-Carlos Salcido, Ricardo Osorio-5, 6-Gerardo Torrado, 4-Rafael Marquez, 18-Andreas Guardado (7 - Pablo Barrera), 17-Giovani Dos Santos; 9-Guillermo Franco, 10-Cuauhtemoc Blanco.

    Uruguay: 1-Fernando Muslera; six-Mauricio Victorino, 2-Diego Lugano, 4-Jorge Fucile, 16-Maxi Pareira; 17-Egidio Arevalo, 15-Diego Perez, 11-Alvaro Pereira, 7-Edinson Cavani; 9-Luis Suarez, 10-Diego Forlan.


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