LIVE COMMENTARY: Quarterfinal 2 – BOLIVIA vs PERU – Copa America 2015

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Full time: Peru go through to the semis with a superb and promising performance. Bolivia couldn’t match their speed and were often caught wide that Peru made the best of. Bolivia did get a consolation goal out of a penalty and with their performance in this Copa America, they take back the experience that will help them further.

Guerrero scored a hattrick and is now tied with Vidal as the top scorer of the tournament. Now it will be CHILE vs PERU in the Semifinal 1.

90+3′ – CHANCE! Guerrero in the build up passes the ball to Hurtado who tries to net it towards the far post . Quinonez get a hand on it and Reyna just falls short of reaching the ball.

86′ – Moreno booked for his two flicks at Yotun.

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84′ – GOAL! Moreno scores the penalty. A powerful strike in the centre as Gallese dived towards his right. Bolivia get a consolation.

83′ – Lizio brought down by Advincula in the penalty area. And it’s a Bolivian Penalty!

82′ – Sub(PER): Yordy Reyna in. Cueva off.

77′ – Sub(PER): Paolo Hurtado comes on for Farfan.

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76′ – GOAL! Bolivia give away too easily in attempt of a pass and Guerrero nets the ball comfortably as he was one on one with Quinonez. And Guerrero scores the first Copa America hattrick.

73′ – Pedriel booked.

71′ – Chumacero takes the strike that goes over the bar.

69′ – Dalence goes down in the Peru penalty area as Gallese catches him and not the ball but the penalty isn’t given. Should have been a penalty to Bolivia. So unlucky!

68′ – Sub(BOL): Ricardo Pedriel comes on for Pena Jimenez.

66′ – Sub(PER): Pizarro goes off as Andre Carrillo comes on. Pizarro hands over the captain armband to Guerrero.

64′ – CLOSE! Good passing between Peru again and Farfan strikes the final ball that goes just wide.

Cueva yet again looks so bright and dangerous every time he’s on the ball. A real asset for Peru.

61′ – Gallese goes into the book.

61′ – Bolivia get a corner. Good corner kick by Dalence that is out to corner again by Vargas.

59′ – Good movement by Peru but Farfan blasted the final ball over.

55′ – A good pass by Cueva to Guerrero who put a good through ball back to Cueva but well defended by Bolivia there as they closed down Cueva.

53′ – Pizarro goes for a strong strike and good save by Quinonez.

Double Sub(BOL): Alejandro Morales off. Damian Lizio in & Pablo Escobar comes on for Miguel Hurtado.

The second half is kicked off.

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Half time: Peru dominated the whole half with their superb pace and conviction. Bolivia are somewhat damaged by the lead though they came close to scoring from set pieces. Peru have shown more character though.

45+1′ – CLOSE! Excellent effort by Farfan as his free kick hits the post.

44′ – Peru get a free kick a few yards outside the box from Chumacero’s foul on Yotun.

37′ – CHANCE! Wonderful passing by Peru. Farfan gets the final ball and his shot hits the post bottom.

35′ – Danny Bejarano booked.

Peru is pressing really high up the pitch and it’s troubling Bolivia greatly.

30′ – CLOSE! An excellent free kick by Dalence which is headed towards the goal and a fine save by Gallese.

27′ – CLOSE! Morales with a superb shot on goal and it went just just over the bar.

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23′ – Guerrero picked out by Cueva with the superb cross and Quinonez came forward a bit too early and Guerrero easily netted it. Excellent counter attack after the Bolivian free kick.

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20′ – GOAL! Guerrero superbly heads the superb cross from Vargas. Quinonez couldn’t get there in time. Perfect header!

15′ – CLOSE! From a corner, Peru takes the shot straight on the goal while Quinonez is aside, Bolivian defender puts it away.

10′ – Guerrero clipped Quinonez as Quinonez was with the ball and Guerrero for trying to put pressure on him.

9′ – Guerrero runs well with the ball and takes the strike himself but the ball goes over the bar.

8′ – A through ball to Jimenez but he’s offside.

5′ – Foul by Coimbra on Advincula and Peru get a free kick a few feet outside the box towards the right of the goal post.

4′ – Quinonez comfortably collects the ball from the free kick that is straight driven at him.

3′ – Cueva is fouled by Danny and free kick to Peru on the left of the box.

2′ – Bolivia go forward through a throw in but a very strong pass to Moreno makes it impossible for him to keep the ball down.

1′ – Peru instantly begin to attack and get the first corner of the game.

Peru kick start the game.

Bolivia Starting XI: Romel Quinonez, Miguel Hurtado, Leonel Morales, Ronald Raldes, Edward Zenteno, Alejandro Chumacero, Danny Bejarano, Alcides Pena Jimenez, Martin Smedberg-Dalence, Marcelo Moreno, Cristian Coimbra.

Peru Starting XI: Pedro Gallese, Carlos Zambrano, Juan Vargas, Luis Advincula, Carlos Ascues, Christian Cueva, Edwin Retamoso, Yoshimar Yotun, Claudio Pizarro, Jose Paolo Guerrero, Jefferson Farfan.

Chile after beating Uruguay last night in the first quarterfinal of Copa America 2015 became the first team to reach the semifinals. The winner of this game will compete with Chile in the Semifinal 1.

Bolivia, after losing heavily to the home team in the last game, will want to revive themselves as a team and reach the semifinals to compete again with Chile and beat them this time around.

Peru, being a pretty consistent team in this Copa America, will want to reach the semifinals of the competition for the first time just like they reached the knockout stage.

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