Uruguay leaped ahead of Ecuador to claim top spot in their South American World Cup qualifying group after they secured a 1-0 victory over Peru on Tuesday night.
It has been a fine week for Uruguay, who, as well as welcoming back Luis Suarez after his lengthy ban, secured a fine point against Brazil last week.
On that occasion, it was Suarez who netted the equalising goal for Uruguay, but the former Liverpool man turned provider against a well-drilled Ecuador.
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Once again, Suarez was in fine form for his country as he assisted strike partner Edinson Cavani in style.
As you can see in the video below, the enigmatic striker produced a wonderful flick with the outside of his boot, which allowed Cavani the opportunity to fire home. The Paris Saint-Germain man duly delivered as he rocketed the ball past the opposition goalkeeper to give his country the three points.
Tough tasks ahead
Despite the important victory, Suarez is well aware that his country still have it all to do to secure qualification for Russia 2018. The revered forward is under no illusions that Uruguay will have to be at their best in order to get over the line.
He said, as per the Mirror: "We are conscious that in the qualifiers there are no favourites, that every single game is complicated.
"We learn that no opponent is as easy as people speculate before the game. It always happens when people label us favourites, it costs us more [to win].
"This is a demonstration that Uruguay will be suffering until the qualifying is over."
Rest of the group
With Uruguay leading the way, Ecuador are only behind them on goal difference after suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Colombia.
Argentina, meanwhile, occupy third position after securing a 2-0 win over Bolivia, while Chile and Colombia sit in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Brazil currently have it all to progress after securing just nine points from their opening six games. Dunga's side currently sit alongside Paraguay in sixth position in the group.
The top four will automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the fifth-placed side will enter a playoff against the Oceania Zone winner.
It certainly looks set to be a tense period for all the countries, but Uruguay, with Suarez and Cavani leading the way, should be able to get over the line.
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