Chile vs Bolivia Copa America LIVE Football Score 19 June 2021
Chile take on Bolivia in their Copa America group stage fixture on Friday at Arena Pantanal. Chile staged a comeback against Argentina in their opening fixture of the competition while Bolivia suffered a 3-1 loss against Paraguay. Chile have been unconvincing in their recent fixtures and have played three back-to-back 1-1 draws.
Bolivia took an early lead against Paraguay but conceded three goals in the second half after Jaume Cuéllar was red-carded in first-half stoppage time. This will be the third meeting between the two sides this year. The first one in March was a friendly encounter while the second one came earlier this month in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Their opponents took the lead through a pinpoint Lionel Messi free kick in the 33rd minute, and they would go on to miss plenty of chances which they would rue as Chile levelled the scoring on the hour mark.
Experienced midfielder Arturo Vidal stepped up to take a penalty, and Emiliano Martinez went the correct way to produce the save, but he was powerless to stop Eduardo Vargas from running in and tapping the rebound into a virtually empty net from close range.
That result put La Roja in a strong position in the group stage, having picked up a point from one of the tougher clashes, and they will look to add to that with a victory over a slightly weaker Bolivia side on Friday.
Meanwhile, their opponents will hope to bounce back after a disappointing opening defeat, which saw them fall at the hands of Paraguay.