Copa America - Group C

Chile 0-1 Uruguay

Edinson Cavani
Cavani's goal was his second in the tournament

A late Edinson Cavani header gave Uruguay a win over Chile that secured top spot in Copa America Group C and sets up a quarter-final with Peru.

The Paris St-Germain striker glanced in Jonathan Rodriguez's cross in the 82nd minute to decide a hard-fought game.

Luis Suarez missed Uruguay's best chance of the first half, seeing a shot deflected wide with an unmarked team-mate on his shoulder.

It was the sides' first Copa America meeting since a stormy 2015 match.

Four years ago, Cavani was sent off in Uruguay's 1-0 last-eight defeat after reacting to Chile's Gonzalo Jara putting a hand on his buttocks.

Former West Brom and Nottingham Forest defender Jara was subsequently given a three-match ban.

Jara, a controversial figure in the 2015 match, kicked a pitch invader in the 2019 re-run, causing Suarez to frantically urge the referee to book the Chile defender

Chile will face Colombia, the only team to have won all three of their games in the tournament, in this year's quarter-finals after being beaten to top spot in the group by Uruguay.

Ecuador bowed out with a 1-1 draw against Japan but coach Hernan Gomez insisted his leadership was not behind his team's failure to make the last eight.

Victory against the invited Japan side would have taken Gomez's side through.

"I'm not handing over my post. Another coach will come in and the same things will happen, they are asking for results when we can't provide them," he said.

"Let's see who explodes first. I don't think I am the problem."



  • 1Arias
  • 17MedelSubstituted forLichnovskyat 55'minutes
  • 18JaraSubstituted forCastilloat 90'minutes
  • 3Maripán
  • 13Pulgar
  • 5Díaz
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 16Hernández
  • 21Opazo
  • 11VargasSubstituted forFernandesat 77'minutes
  • 7Sánchez


  • 2Lichnovsky
  • 4Isla
  • 6Fuenzalida
  • 8Vidal
  • 9Castillo
  • 10Valdés
  • 12Cortés
  • 14Pavez
  • 15Beausejour
  • 19Fernandes
  • 22Sagal
  • 23Urra


  • 1Muslera
  • 4GonzálezBooked at 70mins
  • 2Giménez
  • 3Godín
  • 22Cáceres
  • 15ValverdeSubstituted forCoatesat 90+2'minutes
  • 6Bentancur
  • 10de ArrascaetaSubstituted forRodríguezat 76'minutes
  • 7LodeiroSubstituted forNándezat 45'minutes
  • 21Cavani
  • 9Suárez


  • 8Nández
  • 11Stuani
  • 12Campaña
  • 13Saracchi
  • 14Torreira
  • 16Pereiro
  • 17Laxalt
  • 18Gómez
  • 19Coates
  • 20Rodríguez
  • 23M Silva
Raphael Claus

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chile 0, Uruguay 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chile 0, Uruguay 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Pablo Hernández (Chile).

  4. Post update

    Jonathan Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Junior Fernandes (Chile).

  6. Post update

    Fernando Muslera (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Chile. Guillermo Maripán tries a through ball, but Nicolás Castillo is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Uruguay. Sebastián Coates replaces Federico Valverde.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Chile. Nicolás Castillo replaces Gonzalo Jara.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Igor Lichnovsky (Chile).

  11. Post update

    Jonathan Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Chile 0, Uruguay 1. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Rodríguez.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

  16. Post update

    Pablo Hernández (Chile) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Chile. Junior Fernandes replaces Eduardo Vargas.

  19. Post update

    Igor Lichnovsky (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luis Suárez (Uruguay).