Uruguay set up a mouthwatering Copa America quarter-final showdown with River Plate rivals Argentina after beating Mexico 1-0.
The result means Uruguay leapfrog Peru to finish second in Group C behind Chile and they will meet hosts Argentina on Saturday.
Experienced striker Diego Forlan was the star of the show against a young Mexico side as he won his 79th cap and also had a hand in the goal.
The winner came in the 14th minute when Forlan's free-kick was deflected and Alvaro Pereira beat goalkeeper Luis Michel.
Uruguay went on to dominate the majority of the match and Forlan struck the inside of the post before Luis Suarez forced a good save from Michel.
Forlan is now level on appearances with former keeper Rodolfo Rodriguez and two more goals will see him equal the national scoring record with Hector Scarone.
The Atletico Madrid striker will be hoping to add to his tally in a quarter-finals between the two most successful Copa America sides - both with 14 wins to their name.
Uruguay are the only side to deny Argentina victory when they have hosted the tournament - in 1916 and 1987 - and coach Oscar Tabarez is looking forward to the encounter.
"It will be a very tough hurdle for us. It will be do or die and now the tournament is really beginning in earnest," he said.