Copa América 2011: Chile win Group C, Uruguay set up a derby v Argentina in quarters (video)

Copa América 2011: Uruguay 1 - 0 Mexico

Álvaro Pereira celebrates the only goal of the game for Uruguay against Mexico

The Copa América 2011 continued on Tuesday night with Group C’s concluding matches, which first saw Chile secure top spot in the group with a stoppage time winner against Peru to take the game 1-0, and then saw Uruguay beat Mexico by the same scoreline in La Plata, to confirm second place and set up a titanic clash against Argentina in the quarter-finals on Saturday. I was at the La Plata game, and whilst the pitch is still absolutely dreadful, the atmosphere made it a virtual home match for Uruguay – I’d guess around 90% of the crowd were celeste fans. Anyway, the highlights from both games are right here, and if you’d like to see some pics from La Plata, you can do over on my Flickr page.

Copa América 2011, Tues 12th July: Group C

Chile 1 – 0 Peru

Uruguay 1 – 0 Mexico

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About hastaelgolsiempre

Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Cube Goal and anyone else who'll pay him. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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