Paraguay vs. Uruguay: Diego Forlan Was Born for Copa America Success
Diego Forlan Fulfills Destiny in Paraguay vs. Uruguay Match in Copa America Finals
Diego Floran's Copa America success should come as no surprise to his family. In fact, it has to be expected and routine at this point. Diego is a third generation Copa champion in the Forlan family.
“This title means a lot to me because my grandfather won, my father won and now I won. Three generations who led this tournament, Forlan will be the last name in the history.”
The striker, who also plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid, wasn't just a part of this team—he was one of its main weapons. And he put all that skill on display in the championship game. He scored a goal in each half to help he and his team become 2011 Copa America champions.
The goals also made him Uruguay's joint highest scorer in history after Liverpool forward Luis Suarez had broken the deadlock after only 11 minutes.
Suarez helpec Uruguay find the scoreboard early as they came out as aggressive as a swarm of bees on the kickoff. They pushed the ball into Paraguay's territory with malicious intent.
Paraguay's defense did an admirable job of manning up and they offered a couple of deflections, but ultimately it was a deflection that did them in. An errant kick bounded right to the waiting foot of Luis Suarez, and a couple of quick touches later the ball was in the net as it slid in just behind the right post.
Uruguay pushed their lead to 2-0 over Paraguay in the Copa America final after Diego Forlan netted an easy goal.
Forlan was the recipient of a some brilliant passing. The ball movement had the Paraguay keeper off balance and Forlan was able to drill a hard low shot past the keeper's left.
The goal came minutes before halftime, and sent Uruguay into the locker room on an emotional high. It also must deflate the sails of the team from Paraguay. They have mounted very little in the way of an attack thus far, and at this point a two-goal deficit seems almost insurmountable.
Floran than gave Uruguay more insurance than they needed with yet another goal in the second half. The goal gave Uruguay a 3-0 lead, and that is where the score stood until the end of the match.
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