Lucas Torreira capped off a positive performance for Uruguay with an assist on Friday, helping them to a 3-0 win over Colombia.
World Cup qualification is already well underway in South America, and the latest round of group qualifiers saw Uruguay travel away to Colombia. Arsenal loanee Lucas Torreira started the match and put in a strong individual performance.
The midfielder won the physical battle with ease, winning seven of his eight ground duels, making three interceptions, three clearances, and four tackles without being dribbled past once.
He also did his job in possession, completing 84% of his passes and providing an assist. Admittedly, he didn’t work particularly hard for the assist, playing a decent forward pass that Darwin Nunez fired into the net from a long way outside the penalty area.
You can see the assist from 5:23 in this video.
At club level, Torreira is still settling into his loan spell at Atletico. He’s already up to seven appearances for the season, but just two starts. No starts in the last four, despite scoring in one of his substitute appearances.
Hopefully, Atletico take notice of Torreira’s international form and bring him back into the starting lineup later this month. Before that, the 24-year-old has another World Cup qualifier to play, as Uruguay host Brazil on Tuesday (23:00 GMT).