There was no Suarez or Cavani, but there was the essence of Marcelo Bielsa, with the exchange of passes, movement and beautiful goals. Then, Uruguay The journey to qualify for the 2026 World Cup has begun.
This Friday we played at Centenario and Uruguay won. Chile 3-0 Bielsa’s international debut at “El Loco”.
Dela Cruz scored the first goal in the 38th minute of the first half after receiving a beautiful pass from Darwin Nuñez. Then, in first-half stoppage time, Valverde widened Uruguay’s goal.
In the second half, Uruguay started to fight back and a beautiful exchange of passes saw Darwin find Dela Cruz alone in the area and score the home side’s third goal.
Arturo Vidal scored the honorary goal for Chile.
In a bid to revamp the Uruguayan team, Bielsa did not call up the legendary Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
With this result, Uruguay gained three points for the first time in qualifying, while Chile remained at zero.
Uruguay’s next match
Ecuador (F) – 12/9, 6pm – Qualifying
Columbia (F) – 12/10, 5:30pm – Qualifying
Brazil (C) – 10/17, 9pm – Qualifying
Chile’s next match
Columbia (C) – 12/9, 9:30pm – Qualifying
Peru (C) – 12/10, 9pm – Qualifying
Venezuela (F) – 10/17, 6pm – Qualifying