Luis Suarez´s brilliant free kick, Cheryshev´s own goal and Edinson Cavani´s last-minute goal and held Russian to the second spot in Group A...
In an entertaining third round, group stage match of 2018 FIFA World Cup Uruguay edged past Russia 3-0 at Cosmos Arena, Samara.
Luis Suarez hands the lead to Uruguay in the 10th minute of the game from the free kick just outside the box. Gazinskiy fouls Bentancur at the edge to the box concede a free-kick and Suarez take a brilliant free kick to send it bottom right-hand corner.
Diego Laxalt doubled the lead for Uruguay when his shot from the range get the deflection off Cheryshev and rolled towards the left corner of the net giving no chance to Russian keeper. However, that was awarded as an own goal officially.
Russian woes continued as The Golden Eagles went down to ten men when Igor Smolnikov received his second yellow card in his World Cup debut and had to leave the pitch.
La Celeste slowed down the pace of the game with 2-0 lead towards the halfway mark.
The second session lacked the charm and pace with Uruguay looked content with the two goals to lead and playing it safe not to concede any. Russian on the other hand playing with 10 men showed some solidity in the in the second half but failed to display the overwhelming show they displayed against Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The two sides, however, are in the last 16 and will wait for their opponents from Group B in Round of 16.
Full-time: Uruguay 3-0 Russia
90+3: Substitution for Uruguay, Edinson Cavani OFF Maxi Gomez IN
90: Four minutes added
90: Goal!! Edinson Cavani scored for Uruguay
73: Substitution for Uruguay, Nahitan Nandez OFF Cristian Rodriguez IN
63: Substitution for Uruguay, Rodrigo Bentancur OFF Giorgan de Arrascaeta IN
60: Substitution for Russia, Aleksey Miranchuk OFF Fedor Smolov IN
59: Yellow card Rodrigo Bentancur
46: Substitution for Russia, Yuri Gazinskiy OFF Daler Kuzyaev IN
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Uruguay 2-0 Russia
45: Two minutes added
38: Substitution for Russia, Denis Cheryshev OFF Mario Fernandes IN
36: Double Yellow card for Smolnikov (Russia)
28: Yellow card for Smolnikov (Russia)
23: GOOAAALLLL!! Diego Laxalt doubles the lead for Uruguay.
10: Yellow card for Gazinskiy (Russia)
10: GOOAAALLLL!! Luis Suarez takes the lead for Uruguay from the FREE KICK!! WHAT A TAKE!!
1: First half kick off
Russia subs: Andrey Lunev, Vladimir Gabulov, Daler Kuzyaev, Vladimir Granat, Aleksandr Golovin, Fedor Smolov, Andrey Semenov, Aleksandr Erokhin, Mario Fernandes, Yuri Zhirkov, Anton Miranchuk.
Russia line-up: Igor Akinfeev; Igor Smolnikov, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov; Roman Zobnin, Yuri Gazinskiy; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksey Miranchuk, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba.
Uruguay subs: Martin Campana, Martin Silva, Cristian Rodriguez, Maxi Gomez, Guillermo Varela, Cristhian Stuani, Giorgan de Arrascaeta, Carlos Sanchez, Gaston Silva, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Maxi Pereira.
Uruguay line-up: Fernando Muslera; Sebastian Coates, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres; Lucas Torreira; Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Diego Laxalt; Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani.