Italy vs. Uruguay: Highlights from Group D Match

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJune 24, 2014

Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon kneels outside his goal after being scored on by Uruguay's Diego Godin (3) during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Uruguary defeated Italy 1-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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Diego Godin put Uruguay through to the knockout stages with a late goal off of a corner kick to help Uruguay to a 1-0 victory. 

Italy were reduced to 10 men before Uruguay finally made their breakthrough. 

 

Godin with the goal Uruguay needed! | https://t.co/slnldHdL79

— 2014 World Cup (@2014WorIdCup) June 24, 2014

 

The goal was overshadowed by (another) Luis Suarez biting incident

 

https://t.co/skDJwx9KWj

— Get Football News (@GetFootballNews) June 24, 2014

 

In a fairly uneventful first half, Mario Balotelli learned that he would miss a potential match in the knockout stages through suspension after a reckless challenge which ended with his knee in Alvaro Pereira's head. 

Mario Balotelli stars in "Best Foul Ever" http://t.co/kSHVEBcnRm https://t.co/IOOgYTD11Y

— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) June 24, 2014

In the second half, Claudio Marchisio was sent off for a studs-up challenge, leaving Italy to try and hold on against Uruguay with 10 men. 

This game has featured a flying knee to the back of the head and this red card: http://t.co/13RYpcW4IR https://t.co/PJPhgaUjtR

— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 24, 2014

 

Buffon sprints up the pitch to shout at the referee, after Marchisio is shown a straight red for this pic.twitter.com/WnHjy0vXTa

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 24, 2014

Gianluigi Buffon kept Italy's hopes alive with a fantastic save against Suarez. 

Buffon denies Suarez: https://t.co/zTwsNg25RH #WorldCup #ITAvsURU #ITA #URU

— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) June 24, 2014