Video: Watch the fastest Copa America own goal as unfortunate Alvaro Pereira heads Mexico ahead vs. Uruguay

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Uruguay made unwanted history on Sunday evening as they conceded the fastest-ever goal in Copa America history.

Mexico took a fourth-minute lead when Alvaro Pereira—under pressure from Hector Herrera—converted a delicious cross from Andres Guardado past Fernando Muslera.

beIN Sports confirmed on Twitter that it was the fastest-ever own goal in the competition’s history.

Uruguay have been tipped to be one of the favourites for the ongoing continental showpiece, but shorn of Luis Suarez—who misses our through injury—they were missing their key player, and appeared disjointed and toothless as a result.

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Indeed, El Tri had the better chances and could have taken the lead when Javier Aquino struck at Muslera in the 22nd minute.

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