Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani proved to be too good for Russia, as they surpassed the hosts 3-0, to win their third consecutive group stage match. Russia need to put the defeat behind them and move on as they face tougher opponents in the knockout stages. Uruguay top Group A with nine points and look forward to Group B’s third round matches as they are likely to face either Portugal, Spain or Iran, who have an opportunity to stage an upset, in the round of 16.
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Uruguay 3-0 Russia!
4 minutes of Stoppage time.
Uruguay 3-0 Russia!!
90 minute: GOAL!! Cavani finally scores on the rebound off a corner.
88 minute: Free-kick to Russia. The Russian shoots the ball past the Uruguay box. Poor delivery.
85 minute: Brilliant run by Russia's Smolov who cuts two defenders but the goalkeeper plunges on to his pass. Good effort!
6 minutes to go!
82 minute: Rodriguez fires a bullet from long range but directs the ball into the hands of goalkeeper Akinfeev.
80 minute: Suarez intercepts a loose ball and races into the penalty box but passes it wide off Cavani.
79 minute: Uruguay's Caceres curls the ball from the right flank but fails to find a teammate in the box. Uruguay have hardly created any chances in the second-half.
74 minute: Russia's Dzyuba clouds the ball into the crowd. The Russians look flat as they are giving away too many chances in the final third.
73 minute: Substitution for Uruguay. Nandez is replaced by Rodriguez.
70 minute: Russia's Dzyuba gets elbowed on his face but VAR disregards it.
69 minute: Cavani picks up a pass on the left flank and attempts a shot from the box but hits the ball wide.
64 minute: Uruguay's Cavani goes down theatrically inside the Russian penalty box. The referee calls for play-on.
63 minute: Substitution for Uruguay. Bentancur is replaced by De Arrascaeta.
60 minute: Final substitution for Russia. Smolov replaces Miranchuk.
56 minute: MISS! Russia's Fernandes sprints near the Uruguay box but Miranchuk fails to get a touch. Russia waste a golden opportunity.
46 minute: Substitution for Russia. Kuzyaev in for Gazinskiy.
Second-half is underway.
Uruguay 2-0 Russia!
2 minutes of Stoppage time.
43 minute: Uruguay look comfortable in the middle and are threatening to score again. Russia, on the other hand, lack inspiration in the final third.
38 minute: Substitution for Russia. Fernandes in for Cheryshev.
36 minute: RED CARD!! Russia's Smolinkov gets sent off after he got the second yellow card for a foul on Laxalt. Russia are a man down now.
28 minute: Uruguay’s Bentancur tries to beat the Russian goalkeeper but Akinfeev saves it. That was close. Uruguay are up and attacking.
27 minute: Yellow card! Smolinkov gets booked for a foul.
Uruguay 2-0 Russia!
23 minute: Corner for Uruguay. GOAL!!! Laxalt hits a bullet from the left and ball gets deflected off Cheryshev into the Russian goal.
Uruguay- 51 percent
Russia- 49 percent
17 minute: Corner for Russia. The Russians are pushing hard to equalise. Cheryshev whips the ball in the middle but Dzyuba heads it past the target.
12 minute: SAVED! Cheryshev fires the ball directly into the Russian goalkeeper. Corner for Russia.
Uruguay 1-0 Russia
10 minute: Free-kick to Uruguay. Suarez scores a stunning goal in the bottom right corner. What a goal. His 53rd International goal and 7th at a World Cup.
2 minute: Uruguay's Vecino fires a shot from distance but hits the ball wide. Goal-kick.
Uruguay XI: Muslera, Coates, Godin, Caceres, Laxalt, Nandez, Torreira, Bentancur, Vecino, Luis Suarez, Cavani
Russia XI: Akinfeev, Smolinkov, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudryashov, Gazinskiy, Zobnin, Samedov, Miranchuk, Cheryshev, Dzyubat
Russia hammered Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening match and outperformed Egypt 3-1 in their second. Uruguay, on the other hand, have not had a clinical performance after narrow 1-0 wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt despite having star players like Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Maxi Gomez.
Uruguay full squad:
Goalkeepers - Martin Campana, Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva
Defenders - Martin Caceres, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Guillermo Varela
Midfielders - Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Rodrigo Bentancur, Diego Laxalt, Nahitan Nandez, Cristian Rodriguez, Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Jonathan Urretaviscaya.
Forwards - Edinson Cavani, Maximiliano Gomez, Cristhian Stuani, Luis Suarez
Saudi Arabia full squad:
Goalkeepers - Yasser Almosailem, Abdullah Almuaiouf, Mohammed Alowais
Defenders - Ali Albulayhi, Mohammed Alburayk, Mansour Alharbi,Yasir Alshahrani, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Omar Othman
Midfielders - Salem Aldawsari, Salman Alfaraj, Taiseer Aljassam, Abdullah Alkhaibari, Abdulmalek Alkhaibri, Hussain Almoqahwi, Yahia Alsherhri, Hatan Bahbir, Mohamed Kanno, Abdullah Otayf
Forwards - Fahad Almuwallad, Mohamed Alsahlawi, Muhannad Asiri Carcela-Gonzalez