Live Match Update - Australia V Uruguay
Uruguay has won the first leg of the FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against Australia 1-0 in Montevideo. Both teams head to Sydney for the return leg next Wednesday night at Telstra Stadium.
Go to Match Statistics >> (not available until match kick off) Australia - 0 Match Information Uruguay - 1 1 Mark Schwarzer (gk) 2 Lucas Neill 3 Scott Chipperfield 5 Tony Vidmar 6 Tony Popovic 7 Brett Emerton 9 Mark Viduka 10 Harry Kewell 13 Vince Grella 14 Archie Thompson 19 Jason Culina Substitutes 4 Tim Cahill 8 Josip Skoko 12 Ljubo Milicevic 15 John Aloisi 18 Zeljko Kalac (gk) 20 Luke Wilkshire 23 Mark Bresciano "We are diappointed we didn't score, because we thought we had a couple of goals in us," said Lucas Neill.
"I am not that satisfied," said Guus Hiddink immeditaley after the game.
"We played a very good game, but you have finish it off. I am very proud of them."
So Uruguay go into the second leg 1-0 up, but face a difficult journey back to Australia for the second leg.
Full-time - Uruguay wins 1-0
Uruguay pressing for a second goal, but Australian defence holding firm.
91' Rodriguez YC for tackle from behind on Aloisi.
There is four minutes of injury time.
90' Aloisi can't get enough on a header to trouble Carini. 88' Dangerous back header by Australia, falls to Recoba tries to chip Schwarzer who luckily puts away for a corner.
86' Uruguay corner off Chipperfield... cleared off near post, Recoba follows up with a shot that Schwarzer holds.
85' Emerton tries a long range effort that goes straight to Carini.
83' Recoba drills low ball across face of goal, Emerton clears away for corner.
82' Silva shot from long range well wide.
81' Aloisi jumps for a high ball and nudges Carini over the by-line... Rodriguez comes in to remonstrate with Aloisi, but referee cools things quickly.
80' Silva header is saved by Schwarzer.
80' Australia sub - Viduka off - John Aloisi on
79' Culina effort is just shaves outside of the post.
77' Schwarzer great save to deny Morales from close range. That was a near thing.
76' Recoba free kick from wide on right, clears everyone, Schwarzer holds ground and saves.
74' Emerton clear but offside.
73' free kick is low and headed well wide of near post.
72' Vidmar YC
72' Vidmar brings down Rodriguez just outside the edge of the area.
71' Kewell cross is missed by Uruguay and just enough to avoid Viduka lurking at back post.
70' Vidmar clears dangerous cross.
68' Chipperfield covers well and concedes a corner... another corner... cleared and Recoba comes around shoots high over bar.
64' Emerton wins a corner... ends up with Culina having a shot, but well over.
63' Uruguay subs - Lopez & Zalayeta off - Fabian Estoyanoff and Guillermo Rodriguez on
61' Controversial moment when Recoba is put clear, Schwarzer comes out and goes around and falls to the ground. Referee is having none of it and waves away penalty appeals.
60' Another soft free kick, given against Emerton this time wide on the left... thankfully this time nothing comes of it.
59' Zalayeta has a chance but misses altogether. 57' Bresciano snaps a shot from just outside the box, just over the bar.
55' Emerton heads away a dangerous cross for a corner... Bresciano clears but with a hint of a handball.
53' Grella gets a knock in the throat as he makes a back pass to Schwarzer.
53' Australia sub - Thompson off - Marco Bresciano on
51' Recoba breaks free from a Morales flick on header, shot goes wide of near post.
50' Schwarzer comes out to take a cross, as the game seems to have opened up in these early stages of the second half.
48' Australia quick counter, Emerton shot deflected for a corner.
That would have set the cat amongst the pigeons.
47' Oh that is close... Viduka shot just wide from Chipperfield's low cross.
Second half is underway.
The players are coming back out for the second half, with Australia looking for a quick reply to Uruguay's goal.
Australia though have had their moments in the match and controlled large parts of the match.
Recoba's brilliance at set pieces is the difference in the first half. Australia cannot afford to give him any chances, although it must be said the free kick against Chipperfield was soft.
Half time - Uruguay 1-0
46' Kewell cross into box, but nobody at far post.
44' Kewell fouled 30 metres out... cleared to Culina but shot goes over the bar.
41' Silva beats Popovic on the by-line, cross is dangerous by Schwarzer pushes clear.
That goal was a blow to Australia, who have played very well and looked more damgerous in attack.
37' Goal to Rodriguez - Recoba's brilliant free kick finds Rodriguez unmarked at back post and he heads home.
36' Chipperfield harshly judged in giving away a free kick.
33' Uruguay make a good run into the box, but Australia's defence keeps shape and eventually clears.
32' Chipperfield gets a YC for challenge from behind.
31' Kewell wins corner... Carini punches clear as far as Kewell who wins free kick wide on right.
28' Few anxious moments in the penalty box, but Culina clears danger. 28' Recoba corner flicked onto Diogo, free header saved by Schwarzer.
27' Morales flicks on for Recoba, shot blocked wide for a corner.
25' Viduka takes a shot and ball deflects wide for a corner.
24' Chipperfield great tackle to dispossess Silva and then charges forward and is brought down by Silva... Silva gets YC.
21' Grella fouls Recoba 25 metres out and in range for Recoba. Shot gets through but Schwarzer saves well.
19' Silva's first touch is a shot from long range that is well wide.
18' The gamble on Forlan has failed and he is substituted by Dario Silva.
16' Recoba free kick into the danger zone, ball deflects to Schwarzer safely.
14' Viduka flicks on Chipperfield free kick, safe for Carini.
12' Viduka wins free kick... Viduka takes a shot and Carini makes a flying save to earn another corner.
Good start by Australia, but they much watch the quick break from Uruguay.
10' Thompson good run into box and earns a corner.
8' Viduka great turn in the area, chips just floats from far post and turned away for a corner.
6' Great back heel by Viduka for Kewell wide on right, cross is blocked. 5' Chipperfield wins free kick after surging run 4' Forlan has the first shot... wide and harmless
2' Grella gives away first free kick
We are underway, Thompson a good run down the right to start.
Uruguay to kick-off
It's a minute to kick-off and a beauitiful evening in Montevideo. Can the Socceroos do it?
Guus Hiddink has gone for an attacking line-up naming Archie Thompson alongside Viduka up front, with Harry Kewell also named.
Popovic has won the central defence role ahead of Milicevic, while Schwarzer has won the keeper role ahead of Kalac. Uruguay has named Diego Forlan in the starting side, having overcome what was thought to be a serious thigh injury.
Referee: Bo Larsen (Denmark
Live Match Update - Uruguay v Australia
Sunday 13 November 2005
Updates from 6.30am AEDT (match kicks-off at 7.00am)
Fabian Carini (gk) Diego Lopez Paolo Montero Dario Rodriguez Carlos Diogo Pablo Garcia Diego Perez Alvaro Recoba Diego Forlan Marcelo Zalayeta Richard Morales Substitutes Guillermo Rodriguez Marcelo Sosa Fabian Estoyanoff Dario Silva Martin Parodi Mario Regueiro Sebastian Viera