June 23, 2013
Uruguay 8-0 Tahiti
#INSERT type:image caption: Tahiti say 'Thank You Brazil' END#Abel Hernandez scored four goals as Uruguay secured their place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup with a thumping win over whipping boys Tahiti.
Hernandez completed his hat-trick before half-time before adding his fourth from the penalty spot on 66 minutes.
- Tyler on Uruguay win
Luis Suarez also weighed in with a late double - which saw him past Diego Forlan as Uruguay's all-time leading goalscorer - to go with strikes from Diego Perez and Nicolas Lodeiro as Tahiti bowed out of the tournament having conceded 23 times in their three group games.
Uruguay's work was only soured by the 51st-minute dismissal of Andres Scotti who will now miss the last-four clash with hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday.
Tahiti also finished the game with 10 men after Teheivarii Ludivion was shown a second yellow card on the hour.
Spain had put 10 past the Oceania champions last time out and a similar scoreline immediately loomed likely when Hernandez headed in the opener at the back post from a second-minute corner.
The striker had to wait until the 24th minute for his second, when he beat the offside trap, before Perez made it 3-0 soon after when he tapped in after his initial header came off the post.
Hernandez completed his hat-trick in first-half injury-time when picked his spot after being played in behind a static defence.
After the break Scotti saw a penalty saved by Gilbert Meriel before he was harshly sent off for a foul on Steevy Chong Hue.
It mattered not as Ludivion also saw red and after Lodeiro and Hernandez added further damage Suarez struck his double to move to 35 goals in his Uruguay career.
|23 Martín Silva||22 Gilbert Meriel|
|19 Andrés Scotti||10 Nicolas Vallar|
|4 Sebastián Coates||4 Teheivarii Ludivion|
|13 Matías Aguirregaray||17 Jonathan Tehau|
|5 Walter Gargano||19 Simon Vincent|
|8 Sebastián Eguren||16 Ricky Aitamai|
|6 Álvaro Pereira||3 Marama Vahirua|
|15 Diego Pérez||6 Henri Caroine|
|11 Abel Hernandez||13 Steevy Chong Hue|
|18 Gaston Ramirez||15 Lorenzo Tehau|
|14 Nicolás Lodeiro||21 Samuel Hnanyine|
|10 Diego Forlán||Stephane Faatiarau 8|
|2 Diego Lugano||Heimano Bourebare 7|
|7 Cristian Rodriguez||Alvin Tehau 2|
|21 Edinson Cavani||Teaonui Tehau 9|
|17 Egidio Arévalo||Stanley Atani 11|
|22 Martín Cáceres||Mikael Roche 1|
|3 Diego Godín||Tamatoa Wagemann 5|
|16 Maxi Pereira||Xavier Samin 23|
|1 Fernando Muslera||Edson Lemaire 12|
|9 Luis Suárez||Yannick Vero 20|
|12 Juan Castillo||Rainui Aroita 14|
|20 Alvaro González||Tihoni Yohann 18|
|Luis Suárez for Gaston Ramirez (69)||Edson Lemaire for Ricky Aitamai (53)|
|Stanley Atani for Lorenzo Tehau (71)|
|Tihoni Yohann for Samuel Hnanyine (88)|
|Andrés Scotti (42)||Teheivarii Ludivion (8)|
|Diego Pérez (84)||Nicolas Vallar (49)|
|Steevy Chong Hue (66)|
|Andrés Scotti (51)||Teheivarii Ludivion (59)|
|· Squads: Uruguay | Tahiti|