Another day, another great day of the WORLD'S GAME. Matchday 2 continued for several teams as well as Uruguay made their Copa America debut. We also were lucky enough to see Lionel Messi back in action today against Edinson Cavani and Co with Uruguay. Check out the Matchday 4 Review below!
Chile (1) vs Bolivia (0) | Group A - Matchday 2 | Arena Pantanal
Chile moved 3 points closer to securing their berth in the next round of matches at #CopaAmerica2021 after defeating Bolivia earlier today. Ben Brereton scored his first international goal for Chile in the 10th minute of the game to secure the win for Chile, despite numerous other chances to score for the squad! There wasn't too much to talk about in this match other than Brereton grabbing his first international goal in his first career international start. Bolivia GK Carlos Lampe also had himself a solid performance finishing with 10 saves on the night.
Chile should have scored more than just the 1 goal against a Bolivia side that has won only 3 of their past 32 matches. The Chileans took 18 shots with 11 of those being on target. Bolivia was able to counter with 10 shots of their own but were only able to make 3 of those on frame, all of which were saved.
With the win, Chile move into a tie for 1st place in Group A with Argentina who they drew with in their first match. Bolivia fall to the bottom of the table with now 2 losses in 2 games.
Argentina (1) vs Uruguay (0) | Group A - Matchday 1/2 | Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
It has been 32 years since Uruguay last beat Argentina in the Copa America, and that streak will continue for at least another cycle. Lionel Messi finished with an assist off a corner when he crossed a ball in to Guido Rodriguez of Real Betis, who finished the chance successfully early on in the match. Not long after the goal, Uruguay's Edinson Cavani went down in the box with a large shout for a penalty, but none was ever given! The call was tight, but I believe that referee got it right. If you saw the play, what do you think? Did he get it right? Overall, the game didn't come with too much excitement, especially seeing as Uruguay did not manage a single shot on target. Uruguay managed to out-possess Argentina, but it did them little good as they only managed 4 shots through the entire match. Zero of those shots were on target. Argentina managed 9 shots throughout the 90 minutes, with 6 of those being on frame.
With Argentina's victory, they move into a tie for 1st in Group A in #CopaAmerica2021 with Chile, whom they already drew with in the Copa America. Uruguay fall to the bottom of the table, but are ahead of Bolivia based on average points per game since Bolivia has played 2 matches so far compared to Uruguay's 1.
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