The Uruguayan team overwhelmed Venezuela 3-0 on Tuesday and climbed to the leadership of Group B of the South American U-20, which is played in Colombia.
Attacker Luciano Rodríguez, from Liverpool, scored a double (24, 65) and was the figure at the Deportivo Cali Stadium, in Palmira (southwest).
His teammate, the Celeste midfielder and captain, Fabricio Díaz, stormed into the rival area at minute 42 to score the remaining goal.
With this, the charrúas reach the top of Group B with a perfect score (6 units) and were a step away from meters in the final hexagonal.
La Vinotinto -who suffered the expulsion of the attacker Kevin Kelsy at the start of the complement- adjusted his second defeat in as many games.
Now they must beat Ecuador (4 points) on Thursday to continue with their chances of going to the final round, where four spots for the World Cup in Indonesia-2023 will be at stake.
The best three of the Sub-20 will also play the Pan American Games in Santiago-2023 in October and November.