Russia were left stunned as the hosts suffered their first defeat of the tournament at the hands of Uruguay, with Luis Suarez confirming afterwards that the South Americans’ performance in the 3-0 win was exactly what they wanted.
Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were on target in the either half as Uruguay thrash Russia 3-0 at the Samara Arena on Monday to top Group A. A clinical Suarez free-kick and a deflected goal helped Uruguay take a 2-0 lead at half-time against Russia at the Samara Arena in Russia on Monday.
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Luis Suarez opened the scoring for Uruguay in the 10th minute when he sent a free kick from inches outside the box perfectly into the corner of the net. In the 23rd, Diego Laxalt tried a long-range shot. It caromed off Denis Cheryshev of Russia, changed directions sharply and hit the net. It was ruled an own goal.
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“This is what we wanted, to get stronger from where we were at the start,” Suarez explained in his post-match interview.”The first matches are always full of the tension of not wanting to make mistakes.”This is why the team came out today with another mentality, with a desire to play in another way with other players.”
“It’s the first time that Uruguay has finished the group winning three straight games,” he intimated.”We must continue to make history.”
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