Colombia 0-3 Uruguay: Edinson Cavani on target as Manchester United striker scores again

Edinson Cavani of Uruguay fights for the ball with Johan Mojica of Colombia during a match between Colombia and Uruguay as part of South American Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 at Estadio Metropolitano on November 13, 2020 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani scored early and fellow striker Luis Suarez converted a second-half penalty, his fourth in three games for his country, as they beat Colombia 3-0 in Friday's World Cup qualifier.

Cavani, who scored for Manchester United against Everton last weekend, got the opener for Uruguay in the fifth minute after Nahitan Nandez had done the hard work in midfield by robbing the ball and setting him up to fire home a low right-foot shot.

Suarez then added to the lead nine minutes into the second period when he scored from the spot after Jeison Murillo brought down Rodrigo Bentancur.

Darwin Nunez completed the scoring after 73 minutes when his pot shot from 25 metres beat the diving David Ospina.

Yerry Mina was sent off for Colombia after a second yellow card in the final minute of the game to complete a miserable afternoon for the home side.

Suarez's goal was his 63rd international strike and came after he scored twice from the penalty spot in Uruguay's 4-2 loss to Ecuador and once in their 2-1 win over Chile in their opening qualifier last month. 

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