Saturday, June 27, 2015

On Wednesday, Chile, the host nation, defeated the defending champions, Uruguay, in the first quarter final of the 2015 Copa América ((en)) Spanish language: America Cup which was held in Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos stadium in Santiago, Chile.

La Roja had 80% possession of the ball in front of Uruguay. Two Uruguayan players were red carded in this match.

Mauricio Isla scored in the 81st minute, assisted by Jorge Valdívia, the only goal of the match. Cavani got his yellow card at the 29th by arguing with a linesman. 11 minutes later, Uruguayan defender Jorge Fucile was booked for clattering on Vargas. The first half ended with 0–0 score, and four players booked.

Cavani’s father Luis Cavani was arrested earlier this week over a Monday truck crash in which a 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed. Then, in the 63rd minute Chilean defender Jara provoked Cavani reportedly by putting his finger in Cavani’s anus. Cavani touched Jara’s face, and Jara fell to the ground causing Cavani to get a card. The Uruguayan team had only nine men left after Fucile received his second yellow card for a foul on Alexis Sánchez.

June 24, 2015
Chile 1–0 Uruguay Estadio Nacional, SantiagoReferee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
C. BravoIsla 43′ 81’JaraE. MenaG. MedelJ. Valdívia 18′ 85’C. AránguizM. Díaz 71’VidalVargas 71’SánchezM. Fernández 71’Pinilla 71′ 84’Pizarro 85′ Fernando MusleraGodínGiménezMaxi Pereira 67’Fucile  40′, 88’GonzálezC. Sánchez 85’C. RodríguezE. ArévaloDiego Rolán 58’Cavani  29′, 63’Jonathan Rodríguez 85’Abel Hernández 58′