PLAYER RATINGS | Uruguay 0-0 South Korea

Uruguay were held to a goalless draw by South Korea in an enticing game that was filled with missed chances.

The defences of both teams stood tall, as both of them managed to take a point home before the other two teams in the group – Portugal and Ghana, play later. A failure to win could prove to be a disadvantage for both Uruguay and South Korea.

Key performers:

Diego Godin, 7: The ex-Inter and Atletico Madrid defender hit the post in the first half and won a lot of aerial duels, almost nullifying a sharp South Korean attack despite having limited support from midfield out of possession.

Jose Maria Gimenez, 7 – Similar to his former Atletico Madrid teammate, Jimenez also made a mark at the back in a game of stout defences. Jimenez made two interceptions and won five ground duels, while also winning two tackles.

Jim su-Kim, 7 – It was a solid defensive performance from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors’ left-back as he won six ground duels, winning four aerial duels. He made three tackles and kept Facundo Pellistri in check quite well.

Full ratings

Uruguay – 0

Sergio Rochet: 4

Martin Caceres: 5

Diego Godin: 7

Jose Gimenez: 7

Mathias Olivera: 7

Federico Valverde: 7

Rodrigo Bentancur: 6

Matias Vecino: 6

Darwin Nunez: 5

Luis Suarez: 4

Facundo Pellistri: 5

South Korea – 0

Seung gyu-Kim: 6

Jim su-Kim: 7

Young Gwom-Kim: 7

Min min-Jae: 7

Moon hwam-Kim: 6

In-Beom Hwang: 6

Woo-young Jung: 6

Sang-Ho Na: 5

Jae-sung Lee: 6

Heung-min Son: 6

Ui-jo Hwang: 5


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