Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 to gain Quarter Final berth

Uruguay have defeated South Korea 2-1 to be the first team through to the World Cup quarter-finals after goals in each half to Luiz Suarez sealed the victory for Uruguay.

An early strike from Suarez was cancelled out by South Korea’s Lee Chung-Yong on 68 minutes before Suarez scored a wonderful goal in the ten minutes from time and it was enough to send Uruguay through to the quarter finals for the first time in four decades.

The match started with early chances to both sides and Luis Suarez put Uruguay in front after just 8 minutes had been played.

After half time South Korea were on the offensive and were ultimately rewarded after some untidy work from Uruguayan keeper Nestor Muslera allowed Lee Chung-Yong an easy header to level the scores at one-all.

With only ten minutes left in the game Luiz Suarez capialised on some shoddy defensive work by the Koreans from a corner when he hit the back of the net to give Uruguay a 2-1 lead.

South Korea almost equalised again through Lee Dong-Gook but he was unable to take his chance and Uruguay held on to fight another day.

Uruguay vs South Korea Result

Uruguay 2
South Korea 1

8m Luiz Suarez (Uru)
68m Lee Chung-Yong (SKo)
80m Luiz Suarez (Uru)

38m J. Kim (SKo)
69m D. Cha (SKo)
83m Y. Cho (SKo)

Néstor Muslera, Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Jorge Fucile, Egidio Arévalo, Diego Pérez, Alvaro Pereira, Diego Forlan, Luiz Suarez, Edison Cavani

46m Mauricio Victorino/Diego Godin
74m Nicolas Lodeiro/Alvaro Pereira
84m Alvaro Fernández/Luiz Suarez

South Korea
Sung-Ryong Jung, Du-Ri Cha, Yong-Hyung Cho, Jung-Soo Lee, Young-Pyo Lee, Jung-Woo Kim, Sung-Yueng Ki, Jae-Sung Kim, Ji-Sung Park, Chung-Yong Lee, Chu-Young Park

61m Dong-Gook Lee/Jae-Sung Kim
85m Ki-Hun Yeom/Sung-Yueng Ki

Uruguay will now play Ghana in their quarter final match and will fancy themselves to get through to the Semis from here.

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