Venezuela has dumped record winners Uruguay out of the Copa America in the group stages.
15 time Copa America champions Uruguay were expected to dominate the match, and they started the match in the same manner.
Even with Luis Suarez’s absence from the starting eleven, Uruguay kept going forward and building pressure on Venezuela’s defense.
Venezuela suffered more when Roberto Rosales was substituted due to an injury in the 7th minute.
Edinson Cavani then missed a sitter for Uruguay as he failed to connect with the ball.
Venezuela’s Alejandro Guerra shot from 40-yards out, which was saved by Uruguayn goalkeeper, but Saloman Rondan scored for Venezuela on the rebound.
Venezuela went into the half-time leading 1-0.
Uruguay started the second half with offence and tested Venezuelan defense, but could not find the back of the net.
Maxi Periera came very close to scoring but shot it over the bar.
Edinson Cavani had the best chance to equalize for Uruguay, but the PSG forward missed the target in a one-on-one situation.
Uruguay won two corners at in the additional minutes, but even deploying their keeper in the attack didn’t help Uruguay.
It became evident that Luis Suarez is the key for Uruguay to succeed, as the Barcelona superstar was missed upfront.
Suarez appeared seemingly frustrated, arguing with his boss, he also threw his bib off during the end minutes.