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Summary

  1. Aguero brilliant near-post header
  2. Romero superbly denies Adel Hernandez
  3. Argentina top of Group B with four points
  4. Uruguay third with three points

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Argentina join Paraguay at the top of Group B on four points.

They play Jamaica next in their final pool game and a comfortable win will probably be enough to see they qualify as group winners.

Plenty of Womens' World Cup football going on if you have a football itch to scratch still. Live video coverage of Sweden v Australia and United States v Nigeria is on the football index right now.

Otherwise, have a good evening and see you again soon.

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Edward Laylard: Watching Argentina is a bit like watching Newcastle under Kevin Keegan

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Sergio Aguero's brave and deft header apart, it wasn't pretty.

But Argentina have their first win of their 2015 Copa America campaign.

The big blue wagon is rolling.

FULL-TIME

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Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Lionel Messi eating up time down by the Uruguay corner flag...

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Argentina are clinging on here. Uruguay have packed the box with height and are pumping in crosses. Free-kick to Argentina as Abel Hernandez gets over physical.

Are they home and dry?

CLOSE!

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Ohh!

Abel Hernandez, 12 yards out, meets a accurate cut-back with a meaty side-foot shot, but Argentina's's Sergio Romero reacts smartly to get down and push the ball away as it emerges through a thicket of defenders.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Uruguay's reputation for heavy challenges is not entirely undeserved based on tonight. Alvaro Perreira crashes into Pablo Zabaleta with another bone-cruncher.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Lionel Messi runs with possession
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Lionel Messi cuts in off the right and goes for that almost trademark drilled near-post finish into the opposite corner that seems natural.

Fernando Muslera is equal to it though, pushing his effort aside.

SUBSTITUTION

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Carlos Tevez
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Two switches in quick succession for Argentina.

First Javier Pastore makes way for Ever Banega, before goalscorer Sergio Aguero - still nursing his injured shoulder - departs to warm applause. Carlos Tevez wins his 70th cap as he comes on in his place.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Perhaps that chance for Uruguay will remind Argentina that they are still only a Uruguay goal away from being in some trouble in the group.

Lionel Messi gets away from Alvaro Gonzalez, but his shot from the edge of the area, trundles straight to Fernando Muslera in the Uruguay goal.

WHAT A MISS!

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Oh my. Someone hide the video of this match from Diego Rolan.

The Uruguay striker had a gold-plated chance to draw his side level as the Sergio Romero palmed Maxi Pereira's shot into his path eight yards from goal.

But Rolan snatches at his shot and sends the ball soaring over the top.

An eyesore of a miss.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Fisticuffs!

Well, shovie-cuffs at least.

There is a lot of chest-puffing and "hold me back, hold me back" after Marcos Rojo barges in on Fernando Muslera after the Uruguay goalkeeper claimed the ball cleanly.

The referee decides there is no-one worth punishing in amongst the scrum that follows.

Moments later there is another tussle, this time Lionel Messi and Egidio Arevalo Rios squaring up

SUBSTITUTION

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Abel Hernandez replaces Nicolas Lodeiro for Uruguay.

SHOWBOAT

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Scintillating dribbling from Lionel Messi who leaves Alvaro Pereira swiping at the thin air where he thought the Argentine should be.

Jose Maria Gimenez cleared at the back post.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

A change coming up for Uruguay as Hull striker Abel Hernandez scrapes off his studs on the sidelines.

SUBSTITUTION

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

A change from Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez who withdraws Cristian Rodriguez for Carlos Sanchez to freshen up midfield.

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

The Argentina fans are cheering every completed pass. That is a pretty full-time task at the moment. Argentina are all over the possession and Uruguay are struggling to get near them tonight.

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Sergio Aguero celebrates
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Viv: Kun is da man for Argentina in this tournament. Messi still underperforming at national level. Would substitute Messi for Tevez

OUCH!

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay

Sergio Aguero grimaces
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Sergio Aguero is down and getting treatment on a dicky shoulder. Did he injure himself in the act of scoring? Probably not, since he picked himself up and celebrated with a full-blooded double fist pump.

Whatever the problem, Aguero is back and running.

GOAL

Argentina 1-0 Uruguay - Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero heads home for Argentina
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The breakthrough arrives with a real smash-and-grab goal.

Javier Pastore prods a loose ball into the path of Pablo Zabaleta who has only one thought in his mind, whipping a hip-high cross into the near post.

It is a wicked delivery and Sergio Aguero applied the finish it deserves, diving full length to guide home a bullet header under massive pressure from Jose Maria Gimenez.

A brilliant, brilliant header.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Sergio Romero had to be alive to the danger there. The Argentina goalkeeper spots Edinson Cavani peeling off his marker just in time and comes sprinting out to clear the ball over the top that is aimed at the Paris St-Germain striker.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Edinson Cavani buys a ticket, but is someway off the jackpot as his acrobatic and rising effort climbs well over the Uruguay crossbar.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

And the crowd are getting on the back of the Argentine players as well.

A duffed free-kick in a good position draws jeers. I think Angel Di Maria was the main culprit in that botch job.

GOOD SAVE!

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

That was one to keep the palms warm. Maxi Pereira wallops in an effort from a tight angle, it would have been some strike to beat Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero from there.

Not quite of the required quality, but Romero had to be sure as he got two meaty palms behind the shot.

KICK-OFF

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We are back up and running.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

javeir Mascherano
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Here is a stat for you, courtesy of OptaJose on Twitter.

Javier Mascherano has completed 50 passes in the first half, 32 more than the most-successful Uruguay player - Nicolas Lodiero with 18.

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SMK: Great performance from the referee. He doesn't blow for everything. Not tricked by the players

John Pierce: Only 2 yellows, the refs done okay, but every tiny decision fully contested, in the battle of the River Plate.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Turns out that Argentina coach Gerardo Martino was sent to the stands for arguing in the first half...

I think that Nicolas Lodiero's late challenge on Pablo Zabaleta was what got him going, but there did not look to be enough in it to make him lose his cool in a major way.

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Edinson Cavani and Lionel Messi
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Edinson Cavani plays good cop as the teams troop off. Most of the Uruguay midfield and defence have already had a go at bad cop, niggling and nipping at Messi in the first 45 minutes.

HALF-TIME

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

YELLOW CARD

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

A bit of a barney and, surprise, surprise, Javier Mascherano is at the centre of it.

The Argentina anchorman came snapping through the ankles of Nicolas Lodeiro and sees yellow.

That does not cool him down though. He is deep in angry debate with Maxi Pereira over the incident.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Uruguay come back off the ropes though and apply a bit of pressure of their own.

They are suddenly pressing a lot higher up the pitch, having apparently been happy to let Argentina come to them for most of the first half.

It is a puzzler this match. Argentina have come off the boil and that has actually made it more interesting for the neutral.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Argentina are building a little late pressure as we tick into the final five minutes of the half.

Fernando Muslera did not look at all comfortable from the first of two corners with a sketchy punch just about making it to safety.

Uruguay captain Diego Godin - a man you would definitely want in your trench rather than the one opposite - saves his goalkeeper the bother on the second, heading well clear.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Angel Di Maria's heavily deflected shot briefly looks like it is going to cause Fernando Muslera problems. The Uruguay goalkeeper makes light work of it though, bustling through a forest of bodies to claim the ball as it loops back down.

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Lovely silky feet from Javier Pastore, teasing and tormenting defenders like a prize matador, and winning a corner for Argentina.

Uruguay clear though and they will be pleased with their work so far. Unbreached and with at least two good chances to take the lead.

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John Pierce: Messi losing his rag as Uruguay, nick, pick, hack their way at the number 10.

YELLOW CARD

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Nicolas Lodeiro lunges in on Pablo Zabaleta and becomes the first name into the book.

Uruguay manger Oscar Tabarez is unimpressed with the punishment dished out to his man and marches out of his technical area and down the tunnel.

Was he sent that way or did he takes himself out of the situation before the officials took action? Not quite clear.

CLOSE!

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Slowly but surely Uruguay are muscling in on this game.

Maxi Pereira gets free on the lift, whips in the cross and Diego Rolan gets up over Pablo Zabaleta. Five yards out he should be doing better, but his firm header is wide.

Head in hands.

CLOSE!

Argentina 0-0 Uruguay

Lionel Messi in action against Uruguay
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If he can't score himself, he is very able to pick out one of Argentina's other attackers who has been left in acres.

Lionel Messi draws defenders to him like filings to a magnet before lifting a lovely cross where Sergio Aguero has ghosted in.

The Manchester City striker's header is a little over-eager though and Uruguay goakeeper Fernando Muslera is able to get down and smother as it fails to come off his forehead cleanly.