Uruguay started their World Cup 2018 campaign in a positive fashion as they picked up all three points following a 1-0 victory over Egypt.
Keen on ending the hoodoo of never getting any victories in their opening group game in World Cup finals since 1970, La Celeste looking very determined since kick off, trying to take control of proceedings.
However, they’re lack of creativity in the final third gave them some problems in breaking down their opponent’s tight defensive display.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, Uruguay tried to increase their attacking intensity, but still not finding it easy to score goals, notably due to Luis Suarez’s poor display in the final third.
The Barcelona striker doesn’t look like himself in front of goal as he seemingly missing opportunities which he would normally finished.
His striking partner, Edinson Cavani did play better, but he was not getting too much chances in the opponent’s penalty area and were rather unlucky with some of his shootings, which can’t seem to find the net.
Egypt themselves were playing more on the counter as they seem to be looking for a precious point, knowing that they were playing against a much better side on paper,
Mohamed Salah’s absence also reduced the African side’s attacking threat as they struggle to cause any problems for Uruguay’s goal.
Just when the game seemingly heading for a goalless draw, Uruguay finally earned that slight of fortune as Jose Gimenez’s header found its way into Egypt’s net right on the 90th minute mark.