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Forlan helps Uruguay to 2-1 win over Nigeria

Updated: June 20, 2013, 8:25 PM ET
Associated Press

SALVADOR, Brazil -- Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th appearance for Uruguay in style, setting up one goal, then scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Thursday to move his team within sight of the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Forlan's decisive goal came in the 51st minute with a sweetly struck left-footed drive as he finished off a swift counterattack. The play involved all three of the South American champion's forwards, starting with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.

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