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
Uruguay booked their place in the Copa America knock-out stages with the victory
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.
Four points from three games is enough to see Uruguay progress, while Bolivia must beat leaders Argentina in their final Group A match and hope results go their way to have any chance of qualifying.
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
Striker confidently fired home Facundo Torress’ cross to kill off Bolivia’s hopes of comeback
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