Venezuela dump Uruguay out of Copa Amrica and advance to last eight

Venezuela are through to the Copa Amrica quarters after very first win over Uruguay given that 2006

An objective by Salomon Rondon offered Venezuela an upset 1-0 win over Uruguay in Philadelphia on Thursday that put them through to the Copa Amrica Centenario quarter-finals with the record 15-times champs discarded out in the group phases.

When midfielder Alejandro Guerra lobbed Fernando Muslera from more than 30 lawns, the Uruguay goalkeeper went after back however just handled to tip the ball onto the bar and striker Rondon raced into tap it into the internet in the 36th minute.

Venezuela , who beat Jamaica 1-0 in their opening Group C match, now have 6 points, the very same overall as Mexico, who beat Uruguay 3-1 on Sunday and Jamaica on Thursday in Pasadena. Both sides have actually now gotten the last 8 however will use Monday to see who advances as group winners.

For Venezuela, it was a very first win in 9 Copa Amrica conferences with Uruguay while Rondon ended up being the very first gamer from the nation to score at 3 competitions.

For Uruguay, protector Maxi Pereira won a record 113th cap, going beyond previous striker Diego Forlan, at his 4th competition. There was little else to commemorate for one of the pre-tournament favourites versus a side ranked No77 in the world who are presently bottom of South American certifying for the 2018 World Cup. When right back Roberto Rosales was hurt after 7 minutes and had actually to be changed by Alexander Gonzalez, #peeee

The Venezuelans got rid of an early misstep.

Uruguay, still without the hurt Luis Suarez, made 4 modifications from the group beaten by Mexico and had partially the much better of the opening half hour with midfielder Gaston Ramirez meeting the post.

But Rondons objective turned the tide and Muslera needed to conserve dramatically from Guerra in the 43rd minute.

The Uruguayans, who won their 15th title in Argentina in 2011, pressed Venezuela back in the 2nd half however did not have completing and Muslera once again avoided them going even more behind with a great conserve from Adalberto Penaranda in the 68th. Edinson Cavani resembled adjusting in the passing away minutes however was broad with one possibility and had actually another conserved by Dani Hernandez.

Venezuela, no more the whipping children of South American soccer, very first reached the quarter-finals when they hosted the competition in 2007 and got their finest result 4 years later on when they reached the last 4.

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