COPA AMERICA – Day 11: Uruguay set up quarter-final showdown with Argentina

Uruguay have managed to set up a quarter-final meeting with hosts Argentina in the 2011 Copa America.

Uruguay have managed to set up a quarter-final meeting with hosts Argentina in the 2011 Copa America.

The Uruguayans required a victory over Mexico to finish second on the Group C table after Chile had earlier beaten Peru thanks to an injury-time own goal from debutant Andre Carrillo.

Alvaro Pereira got his side off to a good start when he pounced on an error from Mexico keeper Luis Michel to toe-poke home from close range in the 14th minute for his second goal in two matches.

Uruguay had the much better of the chances with Diego Forlan hitting the upright from inside the penalty box when he should have scored unmarked on the half-hour mark before missing another great chance in the 64th minute only to see his attempt whistle over the crossbar.

Luis Suarez was wide with his slider with the outside of his right foot not long after Forlan’s miss and Nicolas Lodeiro hit the post later on, but in the end, Pereira’s earlier goal was enough to down the Mexicans 1-0 and put Oscar Tabarez and his men through to the knockout phase where they will meet Argentina in Santa Fe on Saturday.

Chile, who overcame Peru earlier yesterday, now await the winner of Group B which finishes tomorrow after second-placed Paraguay take on group leaders Venezuela and Brazil meet Ecuador.

2011 Copa America – Argentina

Group A

Friday July 1
Argentina: 1 (Sergio Aguero 75’)
Bolivia: 1 (Edvaldo Rojas 48’)
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata

Saturday July 2
Colombia: 1 (Adrian Ramos 45’)
Costa Rica: 0 (red card: Randall Brenes 27’)
Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy

Wednesday July 6
Argentina: 0
Colombia: 0
Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez, Santa Fe

Thursday June 7
Bolivia: 0 (red cards: Ronald Rivero 70’, Walter Flores 75’)
Costa Rica: 2 (Jose Martinez 58’, Joel Campbell 78’)
Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy

Sunday July 10
Colombia: 2 (Radamel Falcao 14’/(p) 28’)
Bolivia:0
Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez, Santa Fe

Monday July 11
Argentina: 3 (Sergio Aguero 45+1’/52’, Angel di Maria 63’)
Costa Rica: 0
Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Cordoba

Group B

Sunday July 3
Brazil: 0
Venezuela: 0
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata

Paraguay: 0
Ecuador: 0
Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez, Santa Fe

Saturday July 9
Brazil: 2 (Jadson 38’, Fred 89’)
Paraguay: 2 (Roque Santa Cruz 54’, Nelson Valdez 66’)
Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Cordoba

Venezuela: 1 (Cesar Gonzalez 61’)
Ecuador: 0
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta

Group C

Monday July 4
Uruguay: 1 (Luis Suarez 45’)
Peru: 1 (Paolo Guerrero 23’)
Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan

Chile: 2 (Esteban Paredes 66’, Arturo Vidal 72’)
Mexico: 1 (Nestor Araujo 40’)
Estadio del Bicentenario, San Juan

Friday July 8
Uruguay: 1 (Alvaro Pereira 53’)
Chile: 1 (Alexis Sanchez 64’)
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

Peru: 1 (Jose Guerrero 82’)
Mexico: 0
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

Tuesday July 12
Chile: 1 (Andre Carrillo (og) 90+2’, red card: Jean Beausejour 61’)
Peru: 0 (red card: Giancarlo Carmona 61’)
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

Uruguay: 1 (Alvaro Pereira 14’)
Mexico: 0
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata

 
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