Brazil and Uruguay played another epic battle in the semi-final of Copa America 2007 Venezuela. It could be remembered that Brazil won against Uruguay in the same stage in the last Copa America going straight to winning the tournament.
It is a joy to watch two opposing philosophies slug it out in the game with Brazil playing beautiful football with grace dancing to Samba music; Uruguay on the other hand are the rugged boys using physical strength to outpower their opponents.
The game was very tight all game long finishing with 2 goals a piece. Maicon scored the first goal for Brazil on the 13th mark, Diego Forlan of Uruguay answered back to tie the score at 1 a piece. Julio Baptista gave Brazil the go ahead goal before half time. Uruguay fought back all game long until they tied the score with 20 minutes remaining on a goal scored by Sebastian ‘ El Loco’ Abreu via a Forlan pass.
Brazil won a goal in the penalty shootout 5-4 with Robinho, Juan, Gilberto, Silva and Diego scoring. Andres Scotti, Ignacio Gonzalez, Cristian Rodriguez and Sebastian Abreu gave Uruguay 4 goals in the penalty kick.
Brazil goes on to play in the finals against either Argentina or Mexico. My take is that Argentina is going all the way to the finals; though it would be another close match. It could be remembered that Argentina won a goal in the closing minutes against Mexico during the FIFA World Cup 2006.