In San Carlos de Apoquindo there was no miracle and the farewell to the World Cup qualifiers ended this Tuesday with a defeat for the Chilean team by 0-2 against Uruguay thanks to a great goal by Luis Suárez in the 78th minute and another by Federico Valverde in the edge of regulation time.
The lethal ‘Chilean’ of ‘el Pistolero’ Suárez elevated him with 29 goals as the top scorer in the history of the qualifiers, one more than his friend, the Argentine Lionel Messi.
The Chilean team, which needed to ‘win or win’ Uruguay and at the same time that Peru and Colombia fell in their matches, failed this Tuesday in the search for the final fifth place in the classification, which gave them the right to play a playoff
But La Roja had no luck or enough football to reach the goal.
Worse yet, Colo Colo goalkeeper Brayan Cortés saved the furniture from shipwreck by neutralizing several scoring opportunities for La Celeste, who had the luxury of starting the game without several of their regular starters.
One of them, Luis Suárez, had to come on after half an hour to replace his scoring partner Edinson Cavani, who was injured.
And Suárez arrived to pave the way to victory and enlarge his legend.
The Chilean team, led by Uruguayan Martín Lasarte, finished in seventh place in the ranking of ten teams with 19 points.
The goal of the Chileans, fifth place, was five points away, as Peru beat Paraguay on Tuesday and thus increased its income.
Uruguay, which sealed its direct ticket to Qatar last Thursday, finished in third place with 28, two more than those completed by Ecuador, which at the same time tied 1-1 against the second team in the qualifiers, Argentina.