A little over a month after silencing the Camp Nou with the goal that won the Liga title for Atletico Madrid, Diego Godin was back on target with another invaluable header, this time sending Uruguay through to the last 16 at Brazil 2014 at the expense of Italy, much to the joy of the massed ranks of Celeste fans at Natal’s Arena das Dunas.

Though his main job is to stop the opposition from scoring, centre-half Godin