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Suarez leads Uruguay comeback.

UAE ........................ 1 URUGUAY ............. 2 LUIS SUAREZ had the last laugh on Old Trafford's boo-boys as Uruguay came from behind to beat United Arab Emirates in their Olympic opener.

Suarez's last appearance on this ground involved the infamous handshake snub to Patrice Evra.

A sizeable section of those present clearly had not forgotten the negative headlines that accompanied Suarez last season and predictably, the Uruguay skipper was booed repeatedly.

When UAE skipper Ismaeil Matar gave his side a shock lead midway through the first-half, it seemed Suarez would have even more to bother him.

But Uruguay, highly fancied for the entire tournament, kept their nerve and after Suarez had been fouled 20 yards out, Bologna midfielder Gaston Ramirez curled the South Americans level.

Suarez was also involved in Uruguay's second, as he cut inside after collecting a pass from substitute Nicolas Lodeiro, who kept going and buried a clinical shot into the far corner.

Even after Matar's departure, UAE continued to catch the eye, serving notice they will not be brushed aside easily by Great Britain at Wembley on Sunday.

However, a squad based exclusively in the Emirates lacks footballing intelligence at this level.

And although Suarez and Hamdan Al-Kamali needed a stern lecture to calm rising tempers near the end, Uruguay were never troubled.


CAPTAIN: Luis Suarez at Old Trafford
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:7UNIT
Date:Jul 27, 2012
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