Copa America: Suárez goal ends Uruguay’s scoring drought, Argentina secure knockout spot

Luis Suárez finished an objective scoring dry season for Uruguay that took steps to reach out to a fifth consecutive game.

The veteran striker’s 66th-minute equalizer helped Uruguay to 1-1 draw against Chile at the Copa America on Monday, its first mark of the competition.

The outcome permitted Chile to progress to the knockout phase of the competition and kept the Uruguayans in dispute in Group A.

Chile’s Eduardo Vargas opened the scoring in the 26th with an incredible crossed shot from the right, and Suárez evened out the score from short proximity.

Argentina drives Group A with seven focuses. Chile is in second spot with five focuses, trailed by Paraguay (3), Uruguay (1) and Bolivia (0).

Uruguay attempted to be forceful toward the beginning after four matches without scoring, a stretch including Copa America and World Cup qualifying contest. Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made two troublesome recoveries in the initial 10 minutes, both to shots taken by Giorgian de Arrascaeta.

And afterward Chile scored. Vargas had a one-two with Ben Brereton on the right flank, entered the punishment box and shot with little point past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Uruguay indeed battled to offer freedoms to Suárez and Edinson Cavani, so mentor Óscar Tabárez sent on midfielder Nahitan Nández and striker Facundo Torres after the break.

Torres took a corner that diverted off Matías Vecino’s head so Suárez could arrive at it. The striker and Chile’s Arturo Vidal extended to arrive at the ball, yet Suárez hit it’s anything but a volley.

Chile was down to 10 men in the 85th when Erick Pulgar was harmed, after mentor Martin Lasarte had effectively made every one of his replacements. However, Uruguay couldn’t underwrite.

After the match, Suárez said he’d been fortunate to score at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.

“We are content with our collaboration today, however we realize we have a great deal to improve,” he said.

Chile’s Bravo said the outcome was ambivalent.

“We were not forceful every one of the hour and a half,” he said. “Yet, we held them well eventually.”

Uruguay will play its third match of the competition on Thursday against Bolivia. Chile will triumph when it’s all said and done its last gathering stage game against Paraguay.Papu Gómez scored in the tenth moment as Argentina beat Paraguay 1-0 on Monday and got its position in the Copa America knockout stage.

The outcome at the Mané Garrincha arena in Brasilia put Argentina on Group A with seven focuses from three matches. The game additionally gave Lionel Messi a record 147th cap for the public group, equalling the characteristic of resigned protector Javier Mascherano.

Chile, which additionally progressed to the quarterfinals, is second in the gathering with five focuses after the 1-1 draw with Uruguay. Paraguay has three focuses, trailed by Uruguay (1) and Bolivia (0).

Skipper Messi, looking for his first significant title with the public group, needed to work with a group affected by six changes in the beginning setup.