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Uruguay vs Argentina Live Score and Commentary, FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers URU vs ARG

Uruguay 0-0 Argentina
Updated: 01 September 2017 06:28 IST - Published: 01 September 2017 05:17 IST
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PEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEP! Boos ring out as the referee brings to close a monumentally dull 0-0 draw.

Neither side looked like they were genuinely interested in troubling the man in charge of the scoreboard and Uruguay remain firmly entrenched in third while Argentina remain in that precarious fifth, playoff, position. 

That's all from me, Anirudh Menon signing out... 

Toodle-ooo!
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92' No mistakes were made, the free kick is cleared till Jimenez whose decent effort is straight at Romero. 
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91' Sampaoli brings off Di Maria for Joaquin Correa - not sure a substitution's the best move just before defending a set-piece... 
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90'' At the other end an isolated Cavani does well to hold the ball up and draw a silly foul that Rodriguez will look to take advantage from. 
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89' OOOOO! Some nice passing from Argentina is punctuated with a superb-looking Pastore ball that just evades an onrushing Acosta at the far post. 
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87' Pass. Pass. Pass. Must have been a million passes before Biglia pings one out to Di Maria who wastes the opportunity with a wild cross into the box that Godin clears with contemptuous ease
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86' Whistles ring through the air as Argentina go pass-pass-pass not allowing Uruguay a sniff of the ball... Tabarez's men are more than happy to let Argentina pass it around the halfway line 
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84' Messi is still hovering around the centre circle as Uruguay go further into their shell - there is absolutely none of the trademark Sampaoli fire and blood gusto in this side. Yet.
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82' If anything, Suarez should have gotten a yellow for the challenge that sees him limping off the pitch, applauding his beloved supporters... he went with a studs up challenge that smacked into Otamendi's ankle! No yellows, though, and Girona's hero Christian Stuani comes on in his stead. One Catalan club's talisman for an other's, then. 
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81' Suarez is limping around - the man is clearly not fit at all - and he gets into further trouble by going hard into a 50-50 with Biglia... Uruguay and Barcelona hold their collective breath as he lays on the ground, seemingly in great pain. Doesn't look like he can continue. 
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79' OOOO! Icardi turns Godin inside the box before losing his footing as he attempted to get on the end of a Di Maria ball - the ref does well to ignore his admittedly half-hearted appeals for a penalty and wave play on
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78' Biglia takes the kick - and it's a tasty one - but Jimenez does well to clear out of touch. Messi places the corner short and pass-pass-pass go the men in sky blue and white. 
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77' The ball is decent, and it does trouble Argentina, but somehow they scramble it clear to Messi. The Argentine captain then does the only thing he can do to relieve pressure and runs straight through the park - before Rodriguez resigns himself to a yellow and pulls him down by his shirt sleeves
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76' Hah. Just as I type that Suarez wins a clever freekick of Fernandez. A good delivery could trouble this Argentine defence - who are holding an unusually high line
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75' Nothing's happening. Oh, why is nothing happening?
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73' The commentator on TV has just called this a war of attrition. That's just the polite Brit way of saying this game has been complete and utter drivel for large, extended parts of it. 
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71' He comes on and within a couple of seconds wins a yellow card - Javier Pastore gets into the book for a professional foul on Caceres as he looked set to lead a counter. The delivery from the initial freekick, though, was sublime - and the defending of it even better 
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70' Another poor call from the ref as Dybala goes down after losing his footing, and Nandez gets penalised for being close to him. The Juve man is then hooked for Javier Pastore and is accompanied off the field by a chorus of loud boos. 
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68' The home side move forward with more purpose than they have shown for a while - and win a corner, but alas! for the big crowd assembled, nothing happens. 
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67' Uruguay look to break forward at pace but Acosta pulls back Gonzalez... the home side are grateful for the break and take the opportunity to bring on Corujo for a thoroughly exhausted Gonzalez
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65' OOO naughty, naughty Edinson. Cavani leads with his forearm as he challenges for an aerial ball with Mercado - and the Argentine defender is left sprawling on the ground feeling the affects of that one!
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64' Argentina are dominating the game at the moment, but they are finding an end product elusive. Acosta gets pulled up for an offside call that looked very much onside... and the linesman was just five yards from the action. Bad call, that. But there haven't been too many of that this game... so lets let the officials off the hook on that one
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63' Messi does a Messi through the middle of the park before slipping in Di Maria on the left flank... the latter though kills the move with a disappointing ball straight at Muslera. 
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61' Messi smashes one at goal but it deflects off Godin and out for a corner... the setpiece delivery is much better this time from the great man but Caceres does superbly at the far post to clear the ball.
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60' OOOO A chance for Saurez at the near post, but Vecino had run out of pitch before putting the ball into the box; so won't go down as a chance missed, Luis. Sampaoli has seen enough and pulls out Acuna for Acosta.