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Posted: 16 June 2010 Time: 22:30

Diego Forlan and his strike partner Luis Suarez produced sterling performances to help Uruguay beat Bafana Bafana 3-0 at the Loftus stadium on Wednesday night.

The South Americans were on the offensive from the start. Bafana skipper Aaron Mokoena's challenge on Luis Suarez, which appeared dubious, was a sign of bad things to come for Bafana. From the resultant set piece Steven Pienaar became the first player on the night to go into referee Massimo Busacca's book when 'Schillo' charged out early and stopped the shot with his hand, but a retake by Diego Forlan was blocked to safety by Siphiwe Tshabalala.

Suarez was back in the picture in the eighth minute when his shot went wide just to Itumeleng Khune's right, but it was too far off target.

The pressure game finally paid off for Forlan and company in the 24th minute when the former Manchester United striker's shot from on the edge of the box deflected Mokoena giving Khune no chance.

South Africa's half chance fell to Katlego Mphela in the 40th minute. Teko Modise put in a decent cross for ‘Killer', but the latter saw his header go over the bar.

For the better part of the first half Bafana failed to once break the Uruguayan defence and the La Celeste certainly deserved their 1-0 lead going into the break.

Uruguay continued where they left off in the first half. Suarez, the Ajax Amsterdam striker, weaved his way into the box in the 52nd minute and was brought down by Tsepo Masilela, but the referee waved play on, when it could easily have been a penalty. Aware of Uruguay's dominance Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira hauled off Reneilwe Letsholonyane and brought in Surprise Moriri.

However, the surprise was to be provided by the Uruguayans in the 76th minute when Suarez went down under a challenge from Khune and the referee pointed to the spot. The Kaizer Chiefs goalie received marching orders and Pienaar came off to make way for Moeneeb Josephs. Forlan stabbed home from the penalty spot to hand Uruguay a 2-0 lead and some Bafana supporters got off their seats to leave, but they missed the last goal for Uruguay.

In time added on Uruguay put the final nail in the coffin. Forlan played an inch perfect pass to Suarez out wide on the right and Suarez's cross lobbed Josephs for Alvaro Pereira to head into an empty net and 3-0 it finished.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 11:29 pm
@Sabelo, you are a son of an orangutan! Instead of hiding your f.u.c.king head in shame, you are again vomiting nonsense about Nigerians. Did you just realized how much pain and disgrace your low life team has caused Africans?
What can you do motherf.u.c.ker? Bring it on!!. You'll be the first dead meat in this world cup. Get a life you piece of s.h.i.t.
Anonymous
posted: 11:29 pm
Da drunkerd ar happy bcoz they dont think 2much about this game, ya ne kanti unjani Mr soccer, u make people cry n sumtimes smile, ya its tough 2b a bafana bafana suporter.
Anonymous
posted: 11:31 pm
@okey, sa won the game b4 they play as 4 drug dealers their goal keeper was supeb on the day.satis?
Dobson
posted: 11:31 pm
These guys were surely not playing for the nation, they were just aiming for a quick goal to add to their R43000s they hav already in the bag, they surely had no tempo to win the match. They were such a disgrace to watch, it was maybe going to be better had I heard the result from the radio and not watch them play. Kak play it was. But for any hope of advancing, lets hope France and Mexico play to a draw tommorrow so that all the 4 teams have their destiny in their own hands come the last day of the group.
Anonymous
posted: 11:35 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:36 pm
Wht we hv c 2dy is de true reflection of wht we hv build 4 de pst 14yrs.iam a patriotic south african bt de thrth b tld we hv mediocre plyrs dat thy hv lnd 2 keep possition wth no vision nd aim 2 score gls.tdy thy hv bng expsd.
Anonymous
posted: 11:37 pm
We can lose all the games and nigeria win the world cup, i will never support them. Never. The millions of nigerians(amakwerekwere) that stays here are making our country very dirty.
Anonymous
posted: 11:38 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:38 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:38 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:38 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:39 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:39 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:39 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:39 pm
Look at this Banana banana. They need to learn how to play football from their big brother Naija. Despite using their stupid baby toys, they still lost the match. You need to learn how to beat drums and sing just like Nigeria does..
Anonymous
posted: 11:40 pm
Feel it,it is gone ... My beloved brothers and sisters but why this xenophia thing.Nigerians are also human just like the rest of us.As for bafana bafana i knew long ago dat they won't make it past da group stages...i'm happy 4 - benni,kadi,pattison,tshilo,surman,klate and moon bcos they are not part of dis disgrace and they really deserved a chance among stars.
Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 11:47 pm
Speechless,Pereira is like Krol,tacticaly bankrupt.He shud hav put quick playas lik Nomvethe 2 run at defence.Mphela can b substituted as wel,2 b honest he is useless n unknown thats y Bennie shud hv bn selected.Urugauy trick was 2 giv Forlan a free role n confuse ur defence bt ur coch neva noticed that,its nt ova yet coz France cn b beaten
Anonymous
posted: 11:54 pm
These kwerekweres r going home after the WC. This's sa. They think they kno sa.
Anonymous
posted: 11:56 pm
Well, mathetically, it's over even if bafana beat france. Leave it, it is gone!
Anonymous
posted: 11:57 pm
Its very simple,we dont have a team.We were lucky against Mexico and the chickens have come home to roost.Its better for the boys to get knocked out before they cause us more heartache in knockout stages.Talking with British accent on the media by our boys is not equalls to producing results on the field of play.A national disgrace.
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