Copa America - Quarter-Finals

Chile 1-0 Uruguay

By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
Chile v Uruguay
Chile have never won the Copa America tournament

Hosts Chile moved into the Copa America semi-finals as Mauricio Isla's late winner knocked nine-man holders Uruguay out of the tournament.

Chile dominated a bruising contest, Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal both going close before Edinson Cavani was sent off for a second yellow card.

Uruguay held out until the 82nd minute when Isla fired home from 16 yards.

In the closing moments of an ugly game Uruguay defender Jorge Fucile was red-carded for a second caution.

Mauricio Isla
Juventus defender Mauricio Isla's goal was only his third for Chile

Chile will now face the winners of Friday's match between Bolivia and Peru (00:30 BST) for a place in the final.

Uruguay's tournament ended in disgrace in a stormy game that saw six yellow cards in addition to two reds at Estadio Nacional in Santiago.

The biggest talking point before Isla's winner was Cavani's first red card for Uruguay on his 76th appearance for his country.

Having been shown a yellow card for confronting a linesman, the 28-year-old Paris St-Germain forward was ordered off after TV pictures appeared to show Gonzalo Jara putting a hand on his buttocks.

Defender Jara theatrically fell to the ground in response to a raised hand from Cavani, whose father was involved in a fatal car crashexternal-link in Uruguay this week.

He argued with the referee for several minutes before finally being persuaded to leave the pitch.

Uruguay self-destructed after falling behind, Fucile sent off for a second booking with two minutes remaining after bringing down Alexis Sanchez.

The match was then halted for several minutes after Uruguay's players surrounded the referee and linesman, and officials and players from both sides scuffled on the field.

Chile, who dominated the match with 80% possession, have never won the Copa America since its inception in 1916.

The other two quarter-finals feature Argentina against Colombia (00:30 BST) on Saturday and Brazil versus Paraguay on Sunday (00:30 BST).

Chile v Uruguay
Chile dominated possession throughout and had eight shots alone in the first half
Chile v Uruguay
The game descended into a bad tempered affair with scuffles between both sets of players breaking out at regular intervals
Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani had never been sent off before in a Uruguay shirt



Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Bravo
  • 4IslaBooked at 43mins
  • 17Medel
  • 18JaraBooked at 63mins
  • 2Mena
  • 8Vidal
  • 21DíazSubstituted forFernándezat 71'minutes
  • 10ValdíviaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forPizarroat 85'minutes
  • 20Aránguiz
  • 11VargasSubstituted forPinillaat 71'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7Sánchez


  • 3Albornoz
  • 5Silva
  • 6Fuenzalida
  • 9Pinilla
  • 12Garcés
  • 13Rojas
  • 14Fernández
  • 15Beausejour
  • 16Pizarro
  • 19Gutiérrez
  • 22Henriquez Iturra
  • 23Herrera


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Muslera
  • 16Pereira PáezBooked at 67mins
  • 2Giménez de Vargas
  • 3Godín
  • 4FucileBooked at 88mins
  • 5SánchezSubstituted forRodríguez Portilloat 85'minutes
  • 20González
  • 17Arévalo Rios
  • 7Rodríguez
  • 9RolanSubstituted forHernándezat 58'minutes
  • 21CavaniBooked at 63mins


  • 8Hernández
  • 10de Arrascaeta
  • 11Stuani
  • 12Muñoz
  • 13G Silva
  • 14Lodeiro
  • 15Pereira
  • 18Corujo
  • 19Coates
  • 22Rodríguez Portillo
  • 23M Silva
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Match Stats

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  1. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chile 1, Uruguay 0.

  2. Post update

    Corner, Chile. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Arturo Vidal (Chile) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Pizarro.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Chile).

  5. Post update

    Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Chile. Arturo Vidal tries a through ball, but Alexis Sánchez is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match (Chile) for fighting.

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Jorge Fucile (Uruguay) for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jorge Fucile (Uruguay).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Uruguay. Jonathan Rodríguez replaces Carlos Sánchez.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Chile. David Pizarro replaces Jorge Valdívia.

  14. Booking

    Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mauricio Pinilla (Chile).

  16. Post update

    Giménez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Jorge Valdívia (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

  19. Post update

    Gonzalo Jara (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Abel Hernández (Uruguay).

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