Uruguay Secures Consecutive Victory Over Venezuela in South American Qualifier
Uruguay Defeats Venezuela 3-0 in South American Under-20 Championship
The Uruguayan team emerged victorious against Venezuela in the South American Under-20 Championship on Tuesday, with a 3-0 thrashing. The game was intense and Uruguayan Liverpool forward Luciano Rodríguez scored a double, which has made him the tournament’s top scorer so far. The other goal was scored by midfielder Fabricio Díaz.
Venezuelan coach Fabricio Coloccini attempted to attempt a comeback midway through the second half. He decided to move the bank to try to discount, but was unsuccessful. Midfielder Andrés Romero had a long-distance shot saved by the Uruguayan goalkeeper in the first half.
The breakthrough came at minute 23 when goalkeeper Randall Rodríguez took a long shot and, after a tangle between Venezuelan central defenders Renné Rivas and Rafael Uzcátegui, the ball reached a very alert Luciano Rodríguez, who beat the Caracas goalkeeper with a touch .
Uruguay made it 3-0 in a play in which Chagas dropped the ball on the edge of the area to Rodríguez, who finished off first and thus scored one of the most beautiful goals so far in the championship.
Uruguay leads Group B with six points, followed by Ecuador with four, Bolivia with three, Chile with one and Venezuela without points. On the fourth day, scheduled for Thursday, Celeste will face La Verde, while Vinotinto will play La Tri at the Deportivo Cali stadium.