On November 27, the quarterfinal of men's groups of the KELME 2019 FISU University World Cup-Football started. In the match started at 8 p.m., the team of University of the Republic (Uruguay) beat the team of University of Malaga (Spain) by 2-0, and advanced to top 4.
After the match began, the team of University of the Republic sustained their technique of long ball and frequently shot high balls for attack. The team of University of Malaga maintained the advantages of Spanish national team in taking and passing ball, and looked for opportunities patiently in mid-back field. At the 14th minute, the team of University of Malaga fought back and passed the ball to the front of the gate, player No. 17 scored a goal but was penalized for disturbing the goalkeeper, making the goal invalid. At the 38th minute, the team of University of the Republic made a corner kick, and No. 15 made a header in front of the gate to make the first record. At the 42nd minute, No. 7 of the team of University of Malaga made a cross, and the rival's goalkeeper kicked two shoots near to him. When the first half ended, University of Malaga fell behind with 0-1.
When the second half began, the team of University of Malaga speeded up the pace in attack. At the 52nd minute, No. 11 of University of Malaga team made a cross at left wing, and No. 17's header in midway deviated and lost a chance to score. At the 63rd minute, the team of University of the Republic knocked the ball into an open net and was cleared by the rival's back fielder at goal line. After two minutes, Santiago Palomeque, the team leader and No. 7 of the team, made a one-on-one with the goalkeeper and kicked the goal, enlarging the score into 2-0. The team of University of Malaga pressed ahead yet lost many opportunities, and was defeated with the result of 0-2.
After the match, Santiago Palomeque, who scored the second goal, said, "The second goal was scored with joint efforts, and it is impossible to have the chance of one-on-one without their excellent defense. We are very happy to win the match."
On November 29, the team of University of the Republic (Uruguay) will compete with Myongji University (Korea), which beat Bangkok Thonburi University (Thailand) in penalty shootout. (Publicity Department of the Organizing Committee)