The National Stadium of Santiago Chile wins against Uruguay and reaches the semifinals in a match that sparked controversy and beyond. Isla signs the 1-0 ten minutes from the end: Muslera comes out in a bad way, Valdivia supports on the outside and by the neck sends the ball into the net.
The match was very hard: eight ammonites and Uruguay ended in nine players after the expulsion of Cavani at 63 ‘and Fucile at 88’. The director of the match Brazilian Ricci was, much controvers , he has expelled the Matador, already cautioned for having given a fillip to the Chilean Jara who first provoked the champion PSG: the Chilean exacerbates the blow from the PSG bomber, whose presence was uncertain until the last because of his recent family problems. The father was arrested a few days ago for causing the death of a 19 year old boy, while driving his car under the influence of alcohol.
At the end of the match Oscar Tabarez also lost his temper – “I would rather lose in another way,” these are the words of Uruguay’s coach after the 1-0 defeat against Chile. The former Cagliari and Milan is furious especially for the expulsion of Cavani. “Some episodes for a team _ are like a triller, for the other are not – then on the first expelled episode says – the referee may not have seen the provocation, but where was the assistant? How could he not have seen ?. For the rest, I refer to the TV documents and photos: the images speak for themselves. When you accept expulsion after not even committed a foul, there is so much bitterness “. On June 29 Chile will face, after the one held in 1999, the winner of the quarter-final between Bolivia and Peru – scheduled for Thursday – dreaming of winning the first European title in its history.
Translation provided by Pietro Ferreri