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Chile defeats Bolivia and breathes in Group B of the South American sub-20

A touch of talent was enough for Chile to beat Bolivia 1-0 on Tuesday in the third round of the South American U-20 tournament, which is being played in Colombia.

At minute 19, Lucas Assadi, from the University of Chile, disconcerted the rivals with a footstep in the area and positioned the ball against the far post to score the only goal of the match.

In the second half, the Bolivian coach Pablo Escobar made four changes that served to balance the actions, but his players crashed on several occasions with the La Roja goalkeeper, Vicente Reyes, enlarged in the goal of the Deportivo Cali Stadium, in Palmira ( southwest).

In the final stretch of the match, the left back of Chile, Marcelo Morales, was sent off after receiving the second yellow for a hold against the attacker Carlitos Rodríguez.

Uruguay – which thrashed Venezuela 3-0 in the first round – leads the zone with 6 points in two games.

La Roja now has 4 points and equaled the line of Ecuador, which rested this date but is still second in the table for having the best goal difference.

The group delivers three places to the final hexagonal, where four tickets to the World Cup in Indonesia-2023 will be at stake.

Bolivia (3 points) must beat Uruguay on Thursday and wait for a mistake by the Chileans – who will play their last game on Saturday against Venezuela – to unseat them from the qualifying zone to the final phase.

Venezuela is bottom without units, although it still has a chance to qualify for the hexagonal.

The best three of the Sub-20 will also play the Pan American Games in Santiago-2023 in October and November.(D)

Source: Eluniverso

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