ten’ Fred’s perfectly weighted pass over the defense is considered an assist.
ten’ NEYMAR OPENS THE SCORE! 1-0 BRAZIL! It’s a beautiful thing from Brazil as Fred plays an inviting ball over the defense, where it falls absolutely perfectly for Neymar – who squeezes between two defenders to hang on for possession. Muslera is taken off his line and from there it’s a simple finish with an open goal!
8 ‘ Uruguay reclaim the ball in midfield after Paqueta’s sloppy pass from the left is intercepted. Seems like a good opportunity to break quickly, but Cavani is forced to turn around and move on to defense as he couldn’t find a teammate ahead of him.
6 ‘ Emerson is too eager to get Cavani’s ball back on the left wing – charging into the striker’s back and knocking him down to his knees. It’s a free kick for visitors but nothing more.
4 ‘ Neymar cuts inside on the left and hammers a right-footed shot towards the goal, which Muslera does well to contain before bringing him in.
3 ‘ Neymar heads for the goal after a nifty disguised pass to Paqueta’s left, but Coates turns it around for a corner.
1 ‘ Brazil kick off the match!
A change of system after their 3-0 loss to Argentina results in two staff adjustments as Celeste comes down to four. Bentancur replaces Ronald Araujo, injured, while Cavani takes the start ahead of Rodriguez.
Brazil make five changes from the eleven who drew 0-0 with Colombia on Sunday. Ederson replaces Alisson in goal, while three changes in defense see Silva, Verissimo and Emerson replace Eder Militao, Marquinhos and Danilo. A final exchange is made on the right wing, where Gabi is dropped for Raphinha.
URUGUAY SUBS: Martin Campana, Sergio Rochet, Joaquin Piquerez, Giovanni Gonzalez, Martin Caceres, Fernando Gorriaran, Lucas Torreira, Augustin Alvarez, Gaston Pereiro, Brian Rodriguez, Darwin Nunez, Facundo Torres.
URUGUAY XI (4-4-2): Fernando Muslera; Nahitan Nandez, Sebastian Coates, Diego Godin, Matias Vina; Federico Valverde, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolas De La Cruz; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani.
SUBS BRAZIL: Alisson, Weverton, Danilo, Marquinhos, Guilherme Arana, Everton Ribeiro, Gerson, Edenilson, Douglas Luiz, Gabriel Barbosa, Antony, Vinicius Junior.
BRAZIL XI (4-4-2): Ederson; Alex Sandro, Thiago Silva, Lucas Verissimo, Emerson; Lucas Paqueta, Fred, Fabinho, Raphinha; Neymar Jr, Gabriel Jesus.
With 15 minutes to go, let’s see how the two teams will line up – starting with our hosts!
The last game was to be forgotten for Uruguay, who lost 3-0 to Argentina. Oscar Tabarez’s side sit in fifth position at the start of the game today, which would guarantee them an opportunity to qualify for the World Cup via a play-in, although only one point separates Celeste from the ‘Ecuador in third position.
In full control at the top of the section, Brazil’s perfect record to start the campaign was last broken by Colombia, who got a point from the Selecao after a close 0-0 game. Capable of boasting both the best defense and the most prolific attacking, Tite’s side will offer a host of problems for Uruguay, who do not have a solid record against their hosts.
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