The match at Samara Arena, Monday (25/06/2018) night WIB, fight over the status of group winners. Uruguay and Russia have both confirmed tickets to the round of 16 large.
The game went pretty open in the early minutes. Both teams took turns launching the attack.
Uruguay finally led 2-0 at halftime. Goals from Luis Suarez and Denis Cheryshev’s own goal took Uruguay the lead.
Uruguay get the first chance through Matias Vecino shot from outside the penalty box. But kick Vecino still sideways from the Russian goalkeeper.
In the 10th minute, Uruguay got a free kick right in front of the penalty box following the violation of Yuri Gazinskiy against Rodrigo Bentancur. Luis Suarez prepares to execute the ball.
Suarez cleverly kick off the ground following the dirt leading to the bottom right corner of Madrid’s goalkeeper. The ball can not be reached by Igor Akinfeev and Uruguay winning 1-0 over Russia.
Russia immediately responded. Artem Dzyuba’s header pass was immediately struck by Denis Cheryshev. But Fernando Muslera still swiftly dismissed the ball.
Although already conceded, Russia still looks confident. They are still trying to score a balapas goal. But Russia actually again conceded in the 23rd minute.
Starting from a corner kick for Uruguay, the ball that drove to the foot of Diego Laxalt. Laxalt outside the penalty box then opened fire. Unlucky for Russia, the ball hit Cheryshev and turned. Akinfeev can not afford to anticipate it.
Uruguay continues to wreak the pressure and almost add a goal. Bentancur kick is blocked by Akinfeev. The wild ball was immediately thrown away by the Russian defender.
In the 36th minute, Russia must lose one of its players. Igor Smolnikov was sent off after receiving a second yellow card following a foul on Laxalt.
Superior number of players, Uruguay also control the game. But there is no net chance they created again in the remaining time of the first half.
Composition of Players
Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Godin, Coates, Nandez, Bentancur, Torreira, Vecino, Laxalt, Suarez, Cavani.
Russia: Akinfeev, Smolnikov, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Kudryashov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Cheryshev (Fernandes 38 ‘), Aleksey Miranchuk, Dzyuba.