(EFE) .- Thirty days after losing 1-2 to Argentina in La Paz, the once feared stronghold of the Bolivian team located at an altitude of 3,640 meters was again violated in the qualifying rounds of the World Cup in Qatar, this Thursday by Ecuador, which in an open duel won 2-3.
The dream of a victory over Argentina that ended in defeat on October 13, was encouraged today by striker Juan Carlos Arce in the 37th minute with a dry shot that ended a showy collective maneuver down the left wing.
But the story changed from the first minute of the second half with the tie when the left-handed winger Beder Caicedo fell on his side and fixed the temporary 1-1.
And on minute 55, Ángel Mena led the comeback of the squad led by Argentine Gustavo Alfaro.
Everything looked towards a new adverse outcome for the Bolivians, similar to that of almost a month ago, but the star forward of the Bolivians, Marcelo Moreno Martins, appeared to set a 2-2 that seemed like the salvation of the furniture in the middle of the shipwreck.
However, in an open game, give and take, midfielder Carlos Grueso came from behind to establish the victory of the Ecuadorians 2-3 in the 88th minute.
Bolivia, which had fallen in its first two starts, today added its second consecutive failure in La Paz, a place that seems no longer to be feared, and Ecuador, which had lost one game and won the other, has reached cruising speed with its second victory in line and 6 points in the saddlebags.
The fourth day, which will take place next Tuesday, will put Bolivia in Asunción against Paraguay and Ecuador awaiting Colombia.