Venezuela passed and Uruguay remained at zero goal. Last Thursday it had been against Paraguay and also 0 to 0. And the previous day, in November against Brazil, the celestial did not have friendship with the goal either, and lost 2 to 0. Three consecutive games without scoring, with Suárez leading the way. , but without football generation. Before Venezuela, he missed his lifelong partner in the sky, Edinson Cavani, too much, but it cannot be understood as an excuse because Uruguay was forced to be the protagonist against a weak Venezuela and also with notorious absences. And it was almost not, it was not clear and it generated minimal danger on the frame of the local goalkeeper Graterol.
Uruguay came onto the field with a formation that announced greater aggressiveness and offensive potential, but did not respond in the first half. He returned to the traditional line of four, this time with Martín Cáceres on the left side, and with Josema Gimenez and Godín in the center. In the middle of the field, Lucas Torreira started, planted in front of the baseline, with Federico Valverde on the left, and Matías Vecino on the right. At the top, to accompany Luis Suárez, Tabárez opted for two points, Facundo Torres on the right and Jonthan Rodríguez on the other side.
Uruguay’s protagonism lasted ten minutes at the Olympic Stadium in Caracas, but without generating goal chances. Faced with a Venezuela with important absences, the ball then yielded, and it was the local that was closest to the goal. He converted one, through Josef Martinez, after a clash between Josema Giménez and Godín, but it was annulled at the request of the VAR by the hand of the vinotinto striker. And he had another one, in the invasion of Jefferson Savarino, whose shot was crossed in time by Josema, when Muslera had it very difficult to avoid the goal.
Uruguay? A shot from Suárez from the edge of the area, and a free kick in which Josema did not connect the header in front of the goal. Nothing more.
In the complement, Matías Viña and Naithan Nandez entered and at times the celestial one gained prominence but without clarity. The subsequent entry of Nicolás de la Cruz, the Argentine River footballer, was shocking, as he became the only player to play looking directly at the Graterol goal. With a more offensive and practical game, he pushed Uruguay, and gave the clearest chance, playing for Viña, who, entering from the left, defined strong but without direction.
Venezuela sheltered behind, took care of a draw that does not serve it in the table but allows it to come out of a succession of defeats. Uruguay left Caracas with the impotence of not being able to convert, evident in the face of Luis Suárez, confused with the situation.