Diego Alonso, ex-Malaga, puts Uruguay in the World Cup in Qatar

Uruguay qualified this Thursday for the Qatar World Cup 2022 after beating Peru 1-0 and Chile failing to add three points against Brazil. A solitary goal by Giorgian de Arrascaeta reached the team led by the former Málaga CF player diego alonso (2004/2005) to add his third win in a row and close the South American qualifiers at full speed.

With the classification at hand, the day was ideal to become a party that, how could it be otherwise, thousands of people wanted to be part of.

With Ronald Araujo and Mathías Olivera advanced in the field, Diego Alonso’s eleven turned their attack towards the bands and had one of their figures in De Arrascaeta. Despite this, the one who stood out the most in the opening minutes was goalkeeper Sergio Rochet, who with two impressive saves prevented Peru from hitting early.

While on the pitch they changed attack by attack, in the stands the 2,500 visiting fans did not stop singing, thus extending the party that had started the day before outside the hotel where their players were.

With Renato Tapia as a figure and with Gianluca Lapadula constantly complicating the Uruguayan defense, Peru played calmly in a first half that seemed to end evenly.

However, De Arrascaeta had other plans and brought them to light with less than five minutes remaining and the Uruguayans were celebrating Brazil’s partial victory over Chile in the stands. Inside the area, the ’10’ captured the rebound of a shot by Luis Suárez that crashed into the post and left goalkeeper Pedro Gallese without options with a powerful shot.

Uruguay went 1-0 and there took the first step towards the World Cup, the fourth to which they will go consecutively.

Diego Alonso, ex-Málaga and Uruguay coach.

Second part without frights for Diego Alonso’s Uruguay

At the beginning of the second half, while both coaches were making changes, Federico Valverde shook the rival goal with a shot on the post and Christian Cueva approached Peru with a direct free kick that went close.

These were the two most dangerous plays of the second 45 minutes, perhaps the last ones played officially in the Centenario by the three idols of the sky-blue team: Diego Godín, Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani.

At 95 minutes, the referee marked the end of the match and the music was added again to a party of lights in which nearly 60,000 people vibrated and began the celebrations that promise to last for many hours.

The plane is on the runway, Diego Alonso’s Uruguay has already boarded and put on her seatbelt. La Celeste is going to Qatar.

Data sheet

1.Uruguay: Serge Rochet; Ronald Araujo, Diego Godín, José María Giménez, Mathías Olivera; Facundo Pellistri (m.83, Damián Suárez), Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian de Arrascaeta (m.83, Maximiliano Gómez); Luis Suárez (m.75, Lucas Torreira) and Darwin Núñez (m.65, Edinson Cavani).

Selector: diego alonso.

0. Peru: Pedro Gallese; Luis Advíncula, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco; Sergio Peña (m.46, Edison Flores), Renato Tapia, Yosimar Yotún (m.60, Christofer Gonzáles); André Carrillo (m.63, Santiago Ormeño), Gianluca Lapadula (m.75, Alex Valera) and Christian Cueva (m.75, Horacio Calcaterra).

Selector: Ricardo Gareca.

Goals: 1-0 (41m), Giorgian de Arrascaeta.

Referee: Brazilian Anderson Daronco admonished Facundo Pellistri.

Incidents: match corresponding to the penultimate day of the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, played at the Centenario stadium, in Montevideo.