Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay: Edinson Cavani strike seals Copa America quarter-final place


Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay: Edinson Cavani and co book place in Copa America quarter-final as Manchester United striker’s late finish seals victory over tournament minnows

  • Uruguay booked their place in the Copa America knock stages with 1-0 win
  • They were handed lead in just before half time with Carlos Lampe own goal 
  • The favourites struggled to kill game off with Edinson Cavani missing chances 

Uruguay sealed their place in the Copa America knock-out stages with a game to spare after a 2-0 victory over Bolivia, who were left on the brink of elimination.

With just one goal in their previous five games, Uruguay were handed the lead in fortunate circumstances just before half time after Jairo Quinteros’ block was deflected into the net off goalkeeper Carlos Lampe. 

With the score at 1-0 with time running out, Uruguay struggled to kill off hopes of the Group A underdogs fighting back, with Edinson Cavani going close on several occasions. 

Edinson Cavani was on target as Uruguay secured a 2-0 Copa America win against Bolivia

Edinson Cavani was on target as Uruguay secured a 2-0 Copa America win against Bolivia

Uruguay booked their place in the Copa America knock-out stages with the victory

Uruguay booked their place in the Copa America knock-out stages with the victory

Carlos Lampe scored an unfortunate own goal to gift the favourites a first-half lead

Carlos Lampe scored an unfortunate own goal to gift the favourites a first-half lead

Cavani went close to doubling lead for the Group A leaders before finally sealing the win

Cavani went close to doubling lead for the Group A leaders before finally sealing the win

Striker confidently fired home Facundo Torress' cross to kill off Bolivia's hopes of comeback

Striker confidently fired home Facundo Torress’ cross to kill off Bolivia’s hopes of comeback

Just when it looked like it wasn’t going to be his night, the Manchester United striker finished off Facundo Torres’ cross to secure the win. 

In truth, it could have been much more for La Celeste and the final kick seemed to sum their game up, with Maxi Gomez somehow failing to score with an open goal in front of him after Matias Vina had done all the hard work for him. 

More to follow. 

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