FIFA WORLD CUP 2018: Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia , Suarez guides team home in his 100th match
Suarez goal guided Uruguay home against Saudi Arabia, Al Mullawad and Hattan Bahari showed some resistance but was not enough for the day.
Uruguay took on Saudi Arabia in the Group A encounter. The match ended with a scoreline of 0-1 in the all-important clash.
Saudi Arabia looked in good rhythm and kept creating chances from the first minute. Uruguay looked scratchy, nothing different from their match against Egypt.
Luis Suarez got lucky with an easy chance just three yards away from the goal, goalkeeper Al Owais made a dreadful mistake of coming out and a Suarez easy tap remained unmarked in a gifted corner.
Edinson Cavani kept hitting wide and looked really a rookie in his play for Uruguay. Al Mullawad, Ali Albulayh, and Hattan Bahari created few chances and crafted few crosses in the first half.
Coming to the second half, Saudi Arabia created many half chances but were not able to make most of them.
At the 77th min, a lovely free kick by Sanchez reached the penalty area and Caceres took a shot to be blocked by his own teammate Godin. The referee raised the offside flag.
Cavani showed his pace and took the ball way past the defender, the Juventus crafted a shot but Al Owais denied him the goal.
Uruguay apart from that goal from Suarez had nothing to talk about. Godin looked dedicated but Uruguay really need to up their game if they want to be in serious contention for the title.