PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 26: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring the opening goal during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Uruguay and South Korea at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 26, 2010 in Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Luis Suarez Brace Gives Uruguay 2-1 Win Over South Korea, Spot In World Cup Quarterfinals

Uruguay has yet to allow a goal in World Cup 2010 while South Korea has allowed six. The South Korean defense will have to improve to deal with the likes of Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez, and the rest of Uruguay's attack

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World Cup 2010, Uruguay Vs. South Korea: Luis Suarez Brace Puts Uruguay Into Final Eight

Luis Suarez's second and third goals of the tournament have put Uruguay through to the final eight despite Lee Chung-Yong become the first player to score against La Celeste this tournament.   The goal, a set piece conversion in the 68th minute,  came between Suarez's eighth and 80th minutes goals, drastically different tallies.

Suárez's first came after an excellent ball from the left of attack from Diego Forlán caught Jung Sung-Pyong ill-positioned, with Suárez, unmarked at the far post, able to put Uruguay ahead early.

Suarez's final  goal was all his doing, taking a ball from  Nicolas Lodiero at the left of the penalty area, taking one touch toward the center of the pitch before letting a curling shot go against the far post and in for the match winner.

The goal settled match which that saw Uruguay play conservatively between Suarez's eighth minute tally and Lee's goal, allowing South Korea to dominate possession as they tried to break-open the match on the counter.  After Lee equalized, Uruguay regained control of the match, with Suarez's second goal culminating play from a corner kick.

The win puts Uruguay into the quarterfinals, destined for their best finish since reaching the semifinals of Mexico 1970.

South Korea leaves the competition having reached the knockout stage for the second time in their nation's history.


World Cup 2010, Uruguay Vs. South Korea: Luis Suarez's Far Post Bender Regains Uruguay's Lead

Luis Suarez's second goal of the match has given Uruguay the lead, 2-1 in the 80th minute.

A corner kick from the right of goal can out of box but was chested back into the play by Nicolas Lodeiro.   The ball came to Suarez who took a touch to his right, nearly had the ball take from him by  a South Korean defender, and let a shot go from 18 yards to the left of goal, curling it inside Jung Sung-Ryong's far post, giving the goalkeeper no chance to prevent Uruguay's 2-1 lead.


World Cup 2010, Uruguay Vs. South Korea: Lee Chung-Yong Set Piece Conversaion Equalizes In 68th Minute

Uruguay's scoreless streak at this year's World Cup ends after 338 minutes with South Korea's Lee Chung-Yong converting a set piece in the 68th minute to even the score at one.

Park Chu-Young's ball from the left flank was headed back to toward the near post by Lee Jung-Soo, with Lee Chung-Yong winner the subsequent aerial battle and beating Fernando Muslera to make it 1-1.


World Cup 2010, Uruguay Vs. South Korea: Luis Suarez Goal Holds Up As Uruguay Finishes First Half Up 1-0

Luis Suárez's 8th minute goal was the only tally of the half, and if the second half plays out the same way as the first's final 37 minutes, Uruguay's 1-0 lead may carry La Celeste into the quarterfinals.

After Suárez's goal, the Uruguayans sat deeper in defense, with their three midfielders habitually camped just yards in front of their penalty box.  South Korea was able to dominate possession, holding 57 percent at the whistle, but failed to get a shot on goal, with their best chance after the goal being a long shot from right back  Cha Du-Ri.

South Korea did hit the post in the 4th minute when Park Chu-Young's direct kick hit  Fernando Muslera's right post.

Four minutes later, a Diego Forlan pass from Uruguay's left flank alluded goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong, finding Suárez unmarked at the back post for an uncontested finish.

The remainder of Uruguay's first half chances can off isolated, counter-attack opportunities.


World Cup 2010, Uruguay Vs. South Korea: Luis Suarez Converts Diego Forlan Ball For First Goal

Uruguay has scored the crucial first goal in their Round of 16 match against South Korea, with Luis Suárez finishing into an empty net after a Diego Forlán cross took the defense out of the equation.

Forlán, from the far left of attack, played a ball across the box, perfectly between the back line and goalkeeper Jung Sung-Ryong.  Jung's mistimed dive  took him out of the play, with Suárez taking the ball at the far post for an easy, unmarked finish in the 8th minute

The first goal is particularly vital in this match, as Uruguay has yet to allow a goal in 278 minutes of the 2010  World Cup.

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