Uruguay beat 10-man Russia 3-0 in Samara to secure top spot in Group A and end the hosts’ perfect start to their home World Cup.
Luis Suarez opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a low free-kick and Denis Cheryshev deflected a Diego Laxalt shot into his own net (23) before Igor Smolnikov was sent off for a second yellow card nine minutes before half-time.
Both sides had already qualified for the last 16 and Edinson Cavani poked home Uruguay’s third in injury-time to seal a victory which means his side will now face Portugal in Sochi on Saturday.
Meanwhile, after comprehensive wins over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Russia will face Spain in Moscow next Sunday after Fernando Hierro’s side held onto top spot in their group.
Uruguay: Muslera (7), Godin (7), Coates (6), Caceres (6), Bentancur (7), Nandez (6), Torreira (7), Vecino (6), Laxalt (7), Suarez (7), Cavani (6)
Subs: Arrascaeta (6), Rodriguez (6)
Russia: Akinfeev (6), Kutepov (6), Ignashevich (7), Kudryashov (6), Smolnikov (3), Cheryshev (7), Gazinsky (6), Zobnin (7), Miranchuk (6), Samedov (5), Dzyuba (7)
Subs: Fernandes (6), Kuzyaev (6), Smolov (7)
Man of the match: Lucas Torreira
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