May 18, 2024

What Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz were spotted doing at full-time last night after Colombia vs Uruguay.

Liverpool teammates Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz faced off in the South American World Cup qualifiers last night.

The two players have become close since Darwin joined Lucho at Liverpool in summer 2022. But last night they were enemies, as Colombia took on Uruguay for three points.

In the end, Nunez was the provider of the game’s key moment. With Colombia 2-1 up heading into injury time, the Reds striker placed a lovely penalty into the top corner to level the match.

Darwin Nunez

As these occasions often are, it was a hard-fought game between two good teams. But after the whistle had blown, Nunez and Diaz were friends again. As spotted in a video from LFC Transfer Room on Twitter, the two Reds were seen coming together at full-time.

Meeting up on the pitch, Liverpool’s number’s 9 and 7 swapped shirts and hugged it out. With Diaz looking slightly down, Nunez gave him a supportive pat on the back of the head as they go then go their separate ways.


Nunez and Diaz friends again

As has often been the case this season, this particular game ended with Nunez taking the plaudits.

It was a lovely penalty from the Uruguay hit-man and secured what was a better point for them than it was for Colombia.

Nunez’s team sit fourth in qualifying, with four points from three games, while Colombia are one place ahead, having accumulated five points.

For Diaz, it’s another game without a goal, and one where he couldn’t affect the game in a meaningful way.

Before the game, the 26-year-old was urged to take the pressure of scoring in every match off himself. But it does feel as though that expectation – which Diaz perhaps puts on himself – is weighing him down a little.

Nevertheless, there’s always the next game. Colombia head to Quito to take on Ecuador next Wednesday, while Uruguay face a grudge match with Brazil on the same day.

For these two, with this one now over, they can go back to being Liverpool teammates again. Good game, lads.

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