As the third week of the FIFA World Cup took off, Uruguay played tournament hosts Russia at the Samara Arena battling it out for supremacy in Group A.

The fans on both sides were roaring in the stands as the national anthems played and the referee blew the whistle for the first half.

La Celeste scored within the first 10 minutes of the match from a set piece.

Luis Suarez stepped up to take a free kick and drove it low into the Russian net passed Igor Akinfeev.

A shock concede to the hosts as they were dominating games so far while the South Americans were yet to impress.

Though the source of wide spread criticism, the Barcelona forward managed to give his side the breakthrough from 20 yards out.

Russia managed to concede again in the 23rd minute from another set piece, but this time suffered from an own goal at the foot of their top scorer Denis Cheryshev.

After a corner had been cleared short, Genoa midfielder Diego Laxalt blasted the ball from 25 yards out, only to deflect from Cheryshev and into the Russian net.

Despite the amount of chances they had on the counter, Russia didn’t manage to convert being one of the highest scoring teams in the World Cup.

To rub salt in the wound of the Golden Eagles, Igor Smolnikov received a red card in the 37th minute after clipping Laxalt.

The first half ended 2-0 to Uruguay.

In the second half, both sides had plenty of chances with Uruguay looking the more stable team up front looking to convert chances.

Edinson Cavani was desperately looking for a goal during the game and the tournament.

With Suarez and Jose Gimenez already bagging goals from previous matches, the Paris Saint Germain striker needed to prove his worth in the World Cup.

In the 90th minute, Cavani finally got his name on the score sheet slotting in the ball a few yards out from Akinfeev.

Despite losing, Russia as well as Uruguay have gone through to the knockout stage.


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