El Maestro creates history once again with La Celeste reaching 15 games undefeated with today’s friendly result against Russia 1-1. The majority of the games have been away games and against reputable opposition, so a well deserved Congratulations to Oscar Tabarez. Another record that could easily be broken is Uruguay’s all time leading goal scorer with Diego Forlan on 32 goals and with Luis Suarez scoring today against Russia which brings him to 27 goals equaling the great Óscar Omar Miguez Antón who was part of the 1950 World Cup winning team and played for Peñarol. Lucho will have an opportunity to score some more goals when Uruguay play Venezuela and Peru in the coming weeks.
Uruguay was in auto pilot for most parts of the game against Russia and el Maestro did not stray from the starting line up. It seemed he was not interested in trying different players but seemed to want to give players like Lugano and Forlan playing time. Uruguay seemed lazy in attack with Cavani being played out of position, Forlan out of touch and Suarez the most dangerous in the attack. The midfield was strong and the defense shaky at times.
After a long European season for most of the Uruguayan players it’s understandable that they seemed to be in tourist mode for this game. Lets hope they get it together in time for the two World Cup Qualifiers against Venezuela and Peru.