BOCA RATON, FL – JUNE 01: Jose Salomon Rondon #9 of Venezuela passes during a game against Guatamala at Lockhart Stadium on June 1, 2016 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Venezuela catches Uruguay napping and score from a half field chance

In a highly physical first half, both Uruguay and Venezuela had been trying all half to score the opening goal and go into the lead. While Uruguay had the majority of the chances, Venezuela also had some chances of their own.

Whatever the case, Fernando Muslera was caught committing one of the worst goalkeeper sins, being caught off his line. Resulting in Venezuela’s Alejandro Guerra to launch a half field shot. Muslera saved that shot but he couldn’t save Salomon Rondon’s shot from the save to give Venezuela a shock 1-0 lead over Uruguay.

In halftime, Venezuela’s 1-0 lead would put them temporarily at top of the group if the result held. Could we see a surprise team in the Copa America knockout stage?

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