Goal of the day: Luis Suárez (Uruguay) vs Spain | inside World Soccer

An exquisite Luis Suárez free-kick was not enough to prevent Uruguay from a 2-1 defeat to Spain in the Confederations Cup at Recife.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas fails to save on a free-kick goal by Uruguay player Luis Suárez
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas fails to save on a free-kick goal by Uruguay player Luis Suárez

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The reigning World Cup and European champions took command from the start and totally controlled the game in the early stages with Uruguay hardly getting a touch.

Vicente del Bosque's men raced into a two-goal lead in the Group B clash thanks to goals from Pedro and Roberto Soldado in a dominant first-half performance.

But the Spaniards were unable to extend their advantage after the interval and Suárez, who had a quiet night, gave Uruguay some late hope with a moment of sheer magic.

The wantaway Liverpool forward curled an immensely-precise free-kick from in excess of 25 yards and out of the stretch of the diving Iker Casillas.

The South Americans tried to find a leveller, but Spain held on in a nervy end to the game.


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