Julio Cesar says no

Uruguay was granted a gift in the opening 15 minutes of their Confederations Cup semifinal against Brazil, but they were unable to capitalize and the game remains scoreless.

Diego Lugano was taken down in the box by David Luiz, leading to the referee giving a penalty -- a no-doubter as Luiz executed a rugby tackle on Lugano to lead to the spot kick.

Brazilpen

Julio Cesar came up huge with a save on Diego Forlan, though, to keep the penalty from causing too much of a difference.

The save by Cesar was a brilliant one. Usually saved penalties result from less than optimal shots placed nowhere near the corner, but Forlan's penalty wasn't a bad one. He appeared to have the lower right corner picked out well, but Cesar did brilliantly to get across and make the stop.

Brazilsave

If it looked too good of a save to be a guess, that's probably because it was. It wouldn't be shocking if Brazil had stats on Uruguay's likely penalty takers and, since Julio Cesar played with Forlan at Inter Milan, he's probably seen hundreds of those in training.

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