Uruguay thrash Tahiti 8-0 to progress to Semi-finals

Uruguay 8 – Tahiti 0 (Confederations Cup, June 23, 2013) (Longer highlightsAbel Hernandez scored for Uruguay within 2 minutes. Abel Hernandez beat the offside trap and then showed great composure to slot in his second. Diego Perez then sprung the offside trap to make it 3-0. Abel Hernandez completed his hat-trick before the half-time whistle. Nicolas Lodeiro netted from close range for 5-0. Abel Hernandez scored his 4th from the spot. Luis Suarez then came on and made it 7-0 to the South Americans. Luis Suarez rubbed salt in the Tahitian wounds by making it 8-0 late on.

Tahiti chance v Uruguay

GIF: Abel Hernandez opens the scoring for Uruguay against Tahiti

GIF: Abel Hernandez shows a cool head to double Uruguay’s lead

GIF: Diego Perez beats the offside trap for 3-0 Uruguay

GIF: Uruguay’s Abel Hernandez slides home to bag a first half hat-trick