Argentina Ease Past Bolivia As Chile Defeat Panama

Argentina has qualified for the quarter finals of the Copa America after defeating Bolivia 3-0.

Lamela and Lavezzi scored 2 minutes apart early in the first half, Victor Cuesta scored his first international goal later in the half and Argentina dominated Bolivia 3-0 on Tuesday night to be the only team in the entire tournament to win all three group games.Messi subbed on at the beginning of the second half for his most extensive game action since Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 to win the Copa del Rey on May 22.

Argentina celebrating their goal
Argentina celebrating their goal

Chile advanced to the quarterfinals of the Copa America after two goals in the first half from Eduardo Vargas and two in the second from Alexis Sanchez gave them a 4-2 win over Panama in Philadelphia.Panama took the lead in the fourth minute thanks to a mistake by Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who let Miguel Camargo’s shot from almost 27m out squirm through his hands and into the net.

Chile fought back and were soon 2-1 up.Artur Vidal and Sanchez worked a one-two in the box after 14 minutes and Sanchez’s shot was only parried by Jaime Penedo and Vargas followed up to smash it home.Three minutes before half time striker Vargas rose to glance home a header to put Chile ahead.Sanchez was in captivating form and scored one of the goals of the tournament after 49 minutes.

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Vargas was the provider this time, creating space for himself in the box before chipping to Sanchez, who volleyed home in spectacular fashion.Panama kept fighting and pulled one back after 74 minutes and again Bravo was at fault, failing to stop Abdiel Arroyo’s header from going in at his near post.Sanchez had the last word, however, when he rose unmarked to head home a cross with two minutes left to make it 4-2.

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