Brazil U-20 3-1 Uruguay U-20: Brilliant Alex Teixeira Eliminates Uruguay
Brazil U-20 ended Uruguay U-20’s dream of making it to the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Brazil started the match the better side of the two and picked up a deserved lead after about twenty minutes. The Uruguayan defence allowed Vasco da Gama attacker Alan Kardec too much space in the area and the young forward slotted home with confidence to make it 1-0.
The Selecao kept on dominating and doubled their lead only minutes later via Alex Teixeira. The Vasco da Gama youngster was left unmarked on the edge of the box and had no trouble beating the Uruguayan goalie from close range after a brilliant run down the right wing from Douglas.
Uruguay did their utmost to figh back, but they were hit on the counter-attack by the Brazilians at the half hour mark. Three Brazilians charged forward after Uruguay lost possession and Alex Teixeira got possession after good work from Kardec. Teixeira cut inside to go by his opponent before curling the ball in the top corner with a left footed strike.
Jonathan Urretavizcaya handed Uruguay a lifeline about ten minutes before the half-time whistle. Abel Hernandez failed to beat Brazil shot stopper Rafael with his shot, but the forward was alert to pick up the rebound before setting up Urretavizcaya.