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Uruguay Beats Paraguay 3-0 In Copa America Final

Two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez helped Uruguay win the Copa America for a record 15th time as they beat Paraguay 3-0.

Suarez gave Uruguay the lead in a match it dominated in the opening minutes. Receiving a pass in the area, the Liverpool forward beat defender Dario Veron to score from a deflected left-footed shot that went in off the far post behind ‘keeper Justo Villar.

Uruguay could have even have led in the second minute, when Villar stopped Diego Lugano’s point-blank header.

Forlan, who was voted the best player at last year’s World Cup, made it 2-0 with a left-footed shot from 12 yards that left Villar flat-footed. He was set up after teammate Egidio Arevalo Rios had stolen the ball near midfield. The goal was was Forlan’s fist in 13 matches for Uruguay.

Sebastian Eguren almost made it 3-0 in the 74th, foiled when Villar stuck out his left arm with the ball headed for the net.

Forlan notched the final goal in the 90th, taking a pass from Suarez and scoring into the far corner.