Thursday July 7, 2011 Group Stage: Group A Finished Estadio 23 de Agosto

Bolivia 0 - 2 Costa Rica

  • Martinez 60’
  • Campbell 78’

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  1. Costa Rica upset nine-man Bolivia

    Costa Rica upset nine-man Bolivia

    Costa Rica enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win over a Bolivia side that wound up with nine men in a fraught Group A clash at the Copa America. More

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    • Bolivia
    • Costa Rica
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 2-0 win for Costa Rica. A superb victory for them.
    • 89' Three minutes of play to be added...
    • 88' Garcia blast a shot miles over the bar from 25 yards out. Sums it up really.
    • 87' Costa Rica now have their destiny in their own hands against Argentina in the final Group A game. They need a draw to progress to the last eight.
    • 86' Campbell looked set to dash through for number three, but the offside flag had gone up.
    • 85' Gutierrez is booked for a late challenge on Campbell. Was lucky to avoid a straight red for illegal use of the elbow seconds earlier.
    • 84' Salvatierra is booked for a foul on Garcia. Bolivia have lost their discipline out there.
    • 83' Another change for Costa Rica as Jose Cubero takes over from Mora.
    • 82' Bolivia looking a bit stunned. Probably can't believe they are in this position after that 1-1 draw with Argentina in their Group A opener.
    • 81' Change coming for Costa Rica as Cesar Elizondo is brought on to take over from Martinez.
    • 80' Pena sees a rare opening for Bolivia, but he screws that shot well wide of the target. Looks all over for the Bolivians.
    • 79' Garcia is brought on for the disgusted Campos for Bolivia.
    • 78' This one is almost done and dusted surely. Costa Rica in with a fighting chance of reaching the last eight with this win.
    • 77' GOAL FOR COSTA RICA! A 2-0 lead for Costa Rica as Campbell races in on goal before sliding the ball under Arias. Superb finish.
    • 76' Guzman sees an effort whack off a post before bouncing to safety. So unlucky there with that free-kick effort.
    • 75' Flores continues to protest from the side of the pitch. Bolivia in all sorts of problems.
    • 74' Bolivia suddenly down to nine men as Guzman steadies himself to take the free-kick. Just outside the Bolivia area.
    • 73' Flores is off! He had already been booked and is giving his marching orders for a late tackle on Campbell.
    • 72' Campos is the latest man into the book for a spot of diving. Can't complain about that.
    • 71' Martinez tucks the ball home for Bolivia, but he is offside. So close to being onside.
    • 70' Arias saves the penalty! Would you believe it. Guevra went down the middle, but the keeper saved before saving again from the rebound. Bolivia still alive.
    • 69' Bolivia are suddenly down to 10 men! Mora's shot is saved on the line by the arm of Rivero. Had to go.
    • 68' Campbell in a spot of bother after a strong challenge with Alvarez, but he is back on his feet.
    • 67' Chavez is on to take over from Robles as Bolivia try to salvage something from this game.
    • 66' Rojas departs to be replaced by Pena for Bolivia.
    • 65' Campbell realling warming to this night. Changes coming here for Bolivia.
    • 64' Campbell so unlucky! What a shot. Cracks off the bar. Almost 2-0. Almost game over. Bolivia all over the show.
    • 63' Rivero takes out Campbell with a late tackle. Free-kick to Costa Rica and a booking for Rivero.
    • 62' Mora almost nods home the second from Campbell's free-kick. That was inches away from hitting the net.
    • 61' Alvarez goes for goal 25 yards out. Really got some pace on that shot, but slides across the goal as Moreno just failed to get a toe on it.
    • 60' Acosta across to make the block from Arce's shot. Fine piece of defending and had it be.
    • 59' Great turn and shot by Guevara before Martinez struck. Can Bolivia respond? Can't say they hadn't been warned.
    • 58' GOAL FOR COSTA RICA! Martinez slams the ball home after Arias failed to hold the initial shot. Fine finish. What a moment for the young Costa Rican side.
    • 57' A booking for Moreno for a late cynical challenge on Gutierrez.
    • 56' Wonderful chance for Mora as the Costa Rica midfielder burst into the Bolivia box only to slash at the shot and hammer it wide.
    • 55' Arce decides to try his luck from 25 yards, but he lifts the shot well over the bar.
    • 54' Alvarez forced to make a timely interception to get the ball away from Martinez as the Costa Rica player was set to pull the trigger.
    • 53' This is the 23rd time Bolivia have competed in the Copa America, their 104th game in the history of the tournament winning just 19 of them.
    • 52' Bolivia toiling to match the heights of their draw with Argentina in the opening match of the Copa America. Alvarez slams a shot at goal, but into the sidenettuing.
    • 51' News of a change to bring you with Allen Guevara thrown on for Madrigal for Costa Rica.
    • 50' Moreno slams in the free-kick. Deflects off the head of Campbell and over the bar. That had some pace on it. Fine effort.
    • 49' Moreno clipped by Calvo and Bolivia have a free-kick 25 yards out. Real decent chance here.
    • 48' Campos tries to pick out Moreno from the free-kick before the ball is hammered long down the pitch by Duarte.
    • 47' Duarte is booked for a late push on Campos. Chance here from the free-kick for Bolivia.
    • 46' Costa Rica get the second up and running.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. The young Costa Ricans well in this one. All level at 0-0.
    • 44' One minute to be added to this half.
    • 43' Alvarez takes no chances as he hammers the ball long down the pitch. Costa Rica finishing the half on a high.
    • 42' Campbell decides to go for goal from 25 yards out. Gets hold of the shot, but straight into the arms of Arias in the Bolivian goal.
    • 41' Superb chance for Moreno as the ball breaks to him in the area, but he is too keen to get the shot away as he completely misses the shot. Chance gone for Bolivia.
    • 40' Gustavo Quinteros, the Bolivia manager, not looking too happy as he barks orders from the side of the pitch.
    • 39' Moreno darts down a flank. Tries to pick out Rojas, but too deep again as Costa Rica break again.
    • 38' Moreno well positioned in the area to head out of the box from Madrigal's cross.
    • 37' Campbell tires to outwit Alvarez out wide, but he gets the tackle in. Decent spell of pressure for Costa Rica.
    • 36' Alvarez was booked for a late tackle on Madrigal. All very tight, but at least both sides are throwing a few more bodies forward.
    • 35' Campell tries to pick out Madrigal in the area, but Rivero is on hand to clear the danger for Bolivia.
    • 34' Guzman slams the shot into a two-man wall. Really disappointing effort from the Costa Rica midfielder.
    • 33' Alvarez the latest man into the book for a late challenge as Guzman steps up to deliver the free-kick.
    • 31' Moreno sees a header deflect over the bar. Great defending by Costa Rica deep in their own box.
    • 30' Decent swerving free-kick thrown into the area by Campos, but can only find the hands of Moreira.
    • 29' Game coming to life all of a sudden. Bolivia with another free-kick to be taken by Campos.
    • 28' Guzman was booked for a late tackle on Robles.
    • 27' Arce takes the corner before Madrigal races onto a lovely pass from Campell. He goes to ground, but no penalty. Almost a deadly counter attack by Costa Rica.
    • 26' Guzman has been booked for a late challenge. Bolivia enjoying a decent spell of pressure.
    • 25' Bolivia back on the attack with Campos buzzing all over the Costa Rica defence. Costa Rica hack the ball clear.
    • 24' Superb cross from Leal to the back post! Met by Martinez, but his header is deflected off the back of a green shirt and over the bar. Superb move from Costa Rica!
    • 23' Campbell on the charge for Costa Rica before Campos brings down Guzman.
    • 22' Arce is caught offside for Bolivia. He is looking in the mood in this match.
    • 20' Arce tries his luck at the other end. Had a good look at the target, but failed to steady himself as he hammers the shot wide.
    • 19' Calvo with the throw-in for Costa Rica. Ball breaks to Mora, but he blasts it over. Was deemed to be offside 12 yards out.
    • 18' Not exactly catching fire this one. Bolivia with the one shot at goal so far.
    • 17' Moreira with the ball in the Costa Rican goal. Rolls it short to his defenders. In no rush to go anywhere fast.
    • 16' Decent delivery from Campos, but a few players are jostling in the area and Costa Rica have the free-kick in their own box.
    • 15' Martinez lucky to avoid a booking after a cynical late foul on Alvarez.
    • 14' Campos showing off his skills to earn his side a corner. Bolivia throwing bodies forward.
    • 13' Raldes having to dash back to clear the ball with Campbell free in the area. Dangerous moments for Bolivia at the back there.
    • 12' Lovely pass into the striker's path by Campos. Best move of the match by either side. Bolivia's experience should tell in this match.
    • 11' Fine turn and shot by Arce in the box. Slams the shot narrowly wide of the target. Great move by Bolivia.
    • 10' Bolivia keeping the ball at the back, preferring the studied approach.
    • 9' Gutierrez makes a fine run down a flank. Throws a deep cross to the back post, but very disappointing delivery. No pressure on the Costa Rica defence.
    • 8' Bit of a sluggish start to this match. Both teams struggling to get to grips with any real pressure.
    • 7' Salvatierra flies into the Bolivian box. Half chance for Costa Rica, but Arias does well to stand up and foil the Costa Rica striker.
    • 6' Alvarez himself guilty of foul play as he hammers a red shirt to the deck.
    • 5' A surging run by Arce down the Costa Rican right flank, but he fails to keep the ball in play as it runs out for a Costa Rica goalkick.
    • 4' Foul by Martinez on Alvarez. Bolivia with the chance to apply some pressure.
    • 3' Early chance for Bolivia. Campos swings in the cross, but far too much pace on the free-kick as it flies out of play on the full.
    • 2' Alvarez with the long ball down the pitch as Bolivia look to make an early impression upon this young Costa Rica side.
    • 1' Bolivia get the match off and running.
    • 23.10 Teams out on the pitch. Bolivia in green, Coast Rica in traditional red.
    • 23.05 Jose Cubero will make his first start for Costa Rica in midfield after a 1-0 loss to Colombia in their opening match of the tournament. "They have given me the opportunity and I have to play well for the good of the team." Bolivia aim to build on the 1-1 draw with hosts Argentina in their opening match of the tournament.
    • 23.00 Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Bolivia v Costa Rica in their second Group A match of the Copa America.
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  • Bolivia

    Manager: Gustavo Quinteros

  • Costa Rica

    Manager: Ricardo La Volpe

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