A year passed, but it was worth it. Edinson cavani Y Luis Suarez They had not played together since the friendly against Argentina played in November 2019 in Tel Aviv, in which both scored. On his return against Colombia by South American qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022, the brilliant attackers of Uruguay They were in their best shape and with dry powder.
The impact of these players was immediate. Before the five minutes, Suárez pressed the exit of Colombia up, the ball bounced off him, Nahitan Nández captured the rebound, transferred and yielded for Cavani and the Manchester United striker defined for the Celeste 1 to 0. Despite missing the first double playoff date and not starting for the Red Devils, the Salta did not forgive and added a bit more.
Suárez was close to touching it for the 2-0 before 25 ‘, after a good play by Nico De La Cruz on the left. Shortly after, it was Cavani who was about to increase his personal account for the afternoon, but could not push the rebound that David Ospina gave after a huge play by Bentancur and Suárez on the right.
The offensive duo continued attacking and demanding the bottom of the coffee team, which cost him to face the first half, where Uruguay was more and kept his rival at bay. Cavani once again showed his enormous effort and teamwork, and stood behind his eternal partner to defend, in addition to making a deployment for each area where a celestial player needed a hand on the mark.
At 53 ‘, after a huge combination between Suárez and Bentancur, the referee scored a penalty and it was Atlético Madrid’s 9th in charge of making it the second Uruguayan goal. It was Suárez’s fourth goal in these Qualifiers, with the curiosity that they have all been criminal. The 2-0 in Barranquilla was a magnificent result for the Tabárez team, which arrived in Colombia knowing that taking something from there was already an important prize.
Uruguay did not take their foot off the gas, and reached a third goal through Darwin Núñez, a footballer who has been asking for a field but has a small obstacle ahead of him before starting with Celeste: Cavani and Suárez continue to demonstrate their importance and validity, and their legend with the Uruguayan team only grows bigger game by game.