No one can deny that the South American qualifiers are today one of the most contested and irregular tournaments. And it is that after the last date played, the table moved in an unthinkable way. Bolivia jumped into the fight for the playoff ticket after defeating Uruguay 3-0, which complicated the search for the long-awaited ticket.
The Bolivian squad took advantage of La Paz’s height of 3,640 meters and suffocated a Uruguayan team that looked flat in attack and made several defensive errors that cost them defeat. From the start of the game, the local team sought to impose conditions, managed the possession of the ball in a better way and had clear chances to open the scoring.
At 29 ‘, Arce threw a cross from the left that was looking for Martins, but the reality is that nobody reached him and the ball ended up at the bottom of the nets after hitting the post, to the confusion of the defense charrúa and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
When the first half was finished, the scorer of the qualifying rounds, Marcelo Martins, appeared to widen the difference with a correct header. Sealing the win, at 78 minutes, after an excellent center from Saucedo, Juan Arce appeared to push the ball and thus make it 3-0 at Hernando Siles in La Paz. Celebrate the green box.