Forlan scores two as Uruguay win Copa America

Updated: 2011-07-25 10:10


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Forlan scores two as Uruguay win Copa America

Uruguay's Diego Forlan kisses the Copa America trophy after beating Paraguay in the final soccer match in Buenos Aires, July 24, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Forlan scores two as Uruguay win Copa America

Uruguayan fans celebrate after their scored against Paraguay during the Copa America soccer final match as they watch the match in Montevideo, July 24, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

Forlan records

Forlan, who won a Uruguayan record 82nd cap, ended a year without scoring for his country with his two goals and equalled the national record of 31 held by Hector Scarone.

Uruguay laid siege to the Paraguay goal from the start, winning four corners in the opening eight minutes with the defence clearing one chance following a header from Diego Lugano which was parried by Villar.

Paraguay created their first chance on the quarter hour when midfielder Enrique Vera's right cross to the far post was a bit too long and striker Nelson Haedo Valdez's effort went wide.

Past the half hour, Forlan had his first chance but Villar saved and minutes later Suarez hit the side-netting from a tight angle on the right.

Haedo Valdez volleyed Paraguay's best chance onto the bar from midfielder Nestor Ortigoza's chip forward early in the second half.

Ten minutes later, Paraguay right back Ivan Piris took a ball out wide and crossed low with keeper Fernando Muslera diving at centre back Paulo da Silva's feet to save.

Then Villar made a good save from midfielder Sebastian Eguren after taking a pass from fellow substitute Edinson Cavani.