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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ(SMI-GLOBAL-SPORTS-COPA-AMERICA-USA-2024- JUNE 20-JULY 14, 2024)-World#14, (FIFA) Uruguay had five different players score on its 2nd match of Group C, as "La Celeste" overpower Bolivia 5-0, and becomes the 3rd team to advance to the knockout  stage of the tournament @ MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ.

With the win, Uruguay leads Group C, with 6-points in the standings with one game remaining against the USA, to be played on Monday July 01, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

The 15-time Copa America champions " Uruguay " looked very solid and well synchronize on the attack from the start and scored two consecutive goals within the first 20' minute of the game to lead 2-0, at the half.

Midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz centered the ball inside the left-side of the 18, from 35-yards away on a free kick, finding Darwin Nunez who crossed it with header to Facundo Pellistri, and who scored with a lower header landing in back of the net for 1-0, Uruguay over Bolivia at 8' mark.

" la Celeste " kept the pressure with continuous counter-attacks until added its 2nd goal at 21' mark, when defender Ronald Araujo on a breakaway through the left-side field passed the ball inside the penalty box to Darwin Nunez who scored with a left-footed to the left-side goalpost to make it 2-0, in favor of U

"La Celeste" controlled the midfield during the entire game showing its superiority on the pitch with the support of all its fans that attended and cheer to see them in action.

With " Los Charruas " in front 2-0, & the game clock winding down, Uruguay scored 3-goals within 12' minutes to seal the victory of 5-0, over Bolivia.

Maximiliano Araujo scored the 3rd goal for Uruguay when forward D. Nunez 
through the right-side field passed the ball to N. De La Cruz who kicked a perfect rolling pass to Araujo who scored with a right-footed for 3-0, over Bolivia at 77' mark. 

Four minute later, Federico Valverde during a counter-attack through the right-side field gave the ball to Facundo Pellistri inside the penalty box and immediately crossed it back to him who scored with a right-footed to the opposite left goalpost for 4-0, Uruguay at 81' mark.

With a minute left in the game, midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta on a free kick centered the ball inside the 6-yard box, finding Rodrigo Bentancur  who scored with a header to the left goalpost for the 5th goal at 89' mark, and closed-out the rout of 5-0, for Uruguay over Bolivia.

Article Written & Photo By Marcello Cutti II/Starlight Illustrated


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