With two annotations by Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Uruguay beat Bolivia 4-2 this Sunday for the sixth date of the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and returned to victory after four games without a win.
The result confirms Celeste in fourth place in the classification with 12 points and Verde remains with 6.
In the first minute came the first dangerous play by the Bolivians with a ball outside the area that Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera could clear.
The Uruguayan dominance was present during the following minutes and in the 15th the first celestial goal arrived in a play by Brian Rodríguez with a cross to the Bolivian small area that Giorgian De Arrascaeta was able to connect for 1-0.
After four arrivals at the Bolivian goal of La Celeste, in minute 31 Federico Valverde scored the 2-0 with a free kick from the right foot to the ground that goalkeeper Carlos Lampe could not control.
Just one minute into the second half was enough for Agustín Álvarez to score the first goal in his debut with the Celeste shirt after an overflow and subsequent pass into the small area of defender Joaquín Piquerez.
In the 60th minute, Bolivia’s discount came when an oversight by the Uruguayan defense was taken advantage of by attacker Marcelo Moreno Martins to beat goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
After a fleeting reaction from the Bolivian attack, Uruguay got a penalty in 65 in an action in which the player Marc Enoumba knocked down Brian Rodríguez and changed for a goal from De Arrascaeta from twelve steps to add his second goal of the match.
Bolivia did not lower its arms and in the 79th minute Marcelo Moreno Martins, the tournament’s scorer, scored his second goal of the match, also from a penalty and his eighth goal in the qualifying rounds, to put the final 4-2 after the Paraguayan judge will review the sentence through the VAR.
Uruguay will receive Ecuador next Thursday and Bolivia will visit Argentina.