Monday, June 17, 2019

Copa America: Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored as Uruguay thrashed 10-man Ecuador 4-0


Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring early on before Uruguay made the most of their player advantage, as an Arturo Mina own goal completed the rout.

Ecaudor's Jose Quintero was sent off for an elbow on 24 minutes after the referee consulted VAR.

Uruguay - who have won the Copa America a record 15 times - started strongly in Belo Horizonte, with Seattle Sounders midfielder Lodeiro scoring in just the sixth minute,

Quintero then received a red card for a flailing arm. The 28-year-old had initially been shown a yellow, but it was converted to red after referee Anderson Daronco consulted VAR.

Paris St-Germain's Cavani scored an acrobatic bicycle-kick before Barcelona forward Luis Suarez tapped home a record 57th international goal to make it 3-0 before half-time.

Mina's volleyed own goal in the 78th minute compounded Ecuador's miserable night.

Ecuador head coach Hernan Dario Gomez said his side were "not as bad as that" with the game "getting away from us" after the sending off.

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