Edinson Cavani is back. The Man Utd striker was called up again by Uruguay and he celebrated the goal which opened the scoring after a perfect counter.
It was not just any old goal for Cavani, who once was again called up by Tabarez for the November international break after missing out on the previous international matches.
In addition, this Colombia-Uruguay match was his 117th appearance. That has made Cavani go third in the list of Uruguayans with most caps only behind Diego Godin (138) and Maxi Pereira (125).
📸 @ECavaniOfficial llegó a 1⃣1⃣7⃣ partidos con la selección mayor de @Uruguay y quedó en el tercer lugar del ranking histórico de presencias. Los primeras dos posiciones son ocupadas por @diegogodin (138) y Maximiliano Pereira (125). pic.twitter.com/Qvqd06Z6wg
— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) November 13, 2020
The Man Utd striker needed just five minutes to put Uruguay ahead against Colombia. Tabarez’s men were far better in the opening exchanges and that allowed Uruguay to go 0-1 up in Colombia.
Uruguay’s counter was perfect. Everything came about because the hosts stupidly lost possession, Naitan Nandez got the ball back and ended up laying the ball for the ’21’ who hit a perfect shot into the far corner. Too easy for Cavani.