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Copa America 2019: Bolivia 1-3 Peru - 3 Observations from the game

Sachin Bhat
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Modified 20 Jun 2019, 20:11 IST
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#2 Bolivia's woes continue

Bolivia is such a mangled mess
Bolivia is such a mangled mess

The Greens are the lowest ranked side in the tournament. And just a cursory glance over the performance turned in over the course of 180 minutes in this competition is enough to understand the same.

With nary any creativity or imagination upfront, crowding up the defensive half and staying content on the back-foot is the side's roaring credo.

While this may help them win some brownie points by the critiques for pushing the opponents against the bus for a transient spell, it hasn't so far yielded any actual points.

For all of Bolivia's obdurate defending in the first 45 minutes, they have a tendency to fold after the break and ship in goals - five of the six strikes they have conceded so far have come in the second stanza, including two in this game.

Also, the defeat was Bolivia's fifth in a row while the winless run now extends to 10 - having not seen the light of the day since last October's friendly win over Myanmar. Such is the dire state of this team right now.

And the back-to-back losses to Brazil and now Peru has also all but squished hopes of progressing beyond the group stage.

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Published 19 Jun 2019, 22:57 IST
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