Uruguay in the wasted chances match beat Bolivia


Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lambi (40 errors on his own) and Edinson Cavani (79) scored the two goals for Celeste, who booked a place in the tournament’s quarter-finals.

Uruguay collected 4 points (from 3 matches), while Bolivia is bottom of the group without points (3 matches).

In the last round, Uruguay will meet Paraguay, while Argentina will play Bolivia.

Uruguay dominated the first half, and it was easy to reach the Bolivia penalty areas, but the distinction in this period was for goalkeeper Carlos Lambi on the one hand, and the duo, Edinson Cavani, player of Manchester United, and Luis Suarez, striker of Atletico Madrid, failed to convert opportunities into goals and even open the result for “Celeste” was with friendly fire after a miscommunication between defender Jairo Quinteros and Lambi, in which the ball hit the net in the 40th minute.

On the other hand, Bolivia tried to reduce the danger of Uruguay through the defensive bloc and trying to rely on the counterattacks in order to surprise, but it seems that “Los Tiahuanacos” was inexperienced due to the young age of its players and the modest level compared to the stars of “Celeste”.

In the second half, coach Oscar Tabarez’s sons continued their march towards the regions of Bolivia, but without the Uruguay team realizing its intention, goalkeeper Carlos Lambi, who was the man of the match with his brilliance in front of Cavani (51) and Suarez (56), and Rodrigo Betancur’s strong shot (65) did not realize.

And only the Bolivian team appeared offensive during the first 10 minutes of this period.

In the final turn of the confrontation, Cavani finally found the net in the 79th minute, ending the series of wasting many opportunities that came to “Celeste”.

The Uruguayan national team excelled in wasting opportunities in this match, especially Maxi Gomez, who was in front of an empty net (90 +4), so he put the ball outside the green rectangle in a strange way in a confrontation that almost ended with a greater yield of goals.


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