(EFE) – Uruguay won its first game in the 47th edition of the Copa América and qualified for the quarterfinals by beating Bolivia 2-0 on Thursday in the fourth day of Group A, in a match played at the stadium Pantanal Arena of Cuiabá.
Celeste’s first goal came from a carom. Bad fortune accompanied the goalkeeper Carlos Lampe and defender Jairo Quinteros, who scored in the 40th minute against when both tried to cut a footlocker at ground level, but the bad clearance entered the goal and sentenced the advantage for Uruguay.
The second goal came through Edinson Cavani, his 52nd goal with La Celeste, who received an assist from Facundo Torres in the 79th minute and finished off with good definition inside the area to beat Lampe and make it 2-0 on the scoreboard. .
In this way, Uruguay accumulates four points and is in third position, while Bolivia sinks to the bottom of the table without points and with few options to advance to the next phase.
On the fifth and final date to be played next Monday, Uruguay will face Paraguay and Bolivia will face Argentina. Chile will rest.