1st Half Analysis
Not a good start from South Africa. Even with a goal down they seem to be playing a very defensive game. Dikgacoi will miss the next game as this is his second yellow card in the tournament. Uruguay on the other hand have been pretty remarkable this game. They are much better then what they were last round. The highlight of the game so far is Forlan’s goal. His strike from 30 yards was deflected by Mokoena and smoothly curved into the net. 1-0 to Uruguay.
2nd Half Analysis
The goals have finally started to come in. Uruguay scoring 3 goals may have already secured a spot in the last 16. South Africa had a bad game today. Goal keeper Khune was sent off for tripping Suarez however, Suarez may have been offside. The sending off + penalty may have been too severe.
Looking at the lighter side of the game, commentator Dave Woods thinks Suarez may have to visit the optician as well as the dentist tomorrow. Suarez’s mouth seemed to be bleeding after he was brought down by one of the South African players. I’m sure he is not going to care about it anymore (unless he has broken a tooth.)
GOL!!!!! 24′ Forlan (URU)
GOL!!!! 80′ Forlan (URU) [Pen]
GOL!!!!!! 90’+5 Pereira (URU)
6′ Pienaar (RSA)
76′ Khune (RSA)
43′ Dikgacoi (RSA) misses next game
57′ Moriri (in) Letsholonyane (out) [RSA]
71′ A. Fernandez (in) Fucile (out) [URU]
79′ Josephs (in) Pienaar (out) [RSA]
89′ S.Fernandez (in) Cavani (out) [URU]
90′ Gargano (in) Perez (out) [URU]
South Africa: Khune, Gaxa, Masilela, Mokoena (C), Khumalo, Tshabalala, Pienaar, Modise, Letsholonyane, Dikgacoi, Katlego Mphela
Subs: Josephs, Walters, Ngcongca, Booth, Sangweni, Sibaya, Davids, Moriri, Khuboni, Parker, Nomvethe, Thwala.
Uruguay: Muslera, Lugano (C), Godin, Fucile, Cavani, Suarez, Forlan, A.Pereira, Perez, M.Pereira, Arevalo Rios.
Subs: Gargano, Victorino, Eguren, Castillo, W.S. Abreu.G, I.Gonzalez Scotti, A.Fernandez, S.Fernandez, Caceres, Silva, Lodeiro.
Ref: Massimo Busacca (SUI)
Stadium: Loftus Versfeld Studium, Pretoria