BOLIVIA LOSES WOEFULLY TO PERU
Bolivia lost by 3 goals to 1 against Peru. The game which was played at the Maracanã stadium in the on-going Copa America competition in Brazil started at about 23:30 on Tuesday, June 2019, with over 25,000 present.
Bolivia’s striker Marcelle Martins opened the scoring via a penalty kick which was awarded them over a video review.
Peru dominated the game with over a 60% ball possession. but could not level the game until the 45th minute when Christian Cueva spotted Guerrero in the middle of Bolivia defense and lobbed a defense-splitting through-pass and Guerrero pulled one past goalkeeper Carlos Lampe and the ball found the back of the net.
The teams returned from the break with Peru still pressing to get more goals, and in the 55th-minute of play, Guerrero created an assist finding Jefferson Farfan with a high cross that he headed into the net.
Peru was playing at a slow pace to kill down the game thus creating few opportunities and in the 96th-minute of the game, the goalkeeper could not stop the ball from entering the net as substitute striker Edison Flore chipped the ball from the edge of the box into the net from a sweet flowing counter-attack.
Peru has 18 shots in total, with 10 shots on target, as against Bolivia’s 7 shots, and 2 on target. With the victory, Peru is sitted on second place in the group just behind hosts Brazil on goal difference.