Darwin Nunez extends goal scoring form in a resounding Uruguay win

Darwin Nunez extends goal scoring form in a resounding Uruguay win

Eric Munene 15:23 - 28.06.2024

Uruguay cruised past Bolivia with a commanding 5-0 victory with the Liverpool forward playing a crucial role.

Darwin Nunez extended his scoring record for Uruguay during their 5-0 thrashing in the Copa America.

The match started with Nunez missing an early header, but Uruguay quickly recovered as Facundo Pellestri capitalised on Ronald Araujo’s pass with a close-range header, leaving Bolivia's goalkeeper Guillermo Viscarra helpless. Nunez redeemed himself shortly after with a clinical finish, extending Uruguay's lead midway through the first half.

Despite Bolivia's efforts to respond, Uruguay maintained control, entering halftime with a comfortable lead. This marked Uruguay's 15th consecutive Copa America match undefeated when leading at halftime.

The second half saw Uruguay continuing their dominance in possession, although initially lacking in finishing. However, the breakthrough came with Maximiliano Araújo’s scrappy finish, followed by a superb strike from Federico Valverde. Rodrigo Bentancur sealed the victory with a header from a precise set-piece delivery, completing Uruguay's emphatic performance.

Bolivia struggled to break through Uruguay's defense throughout the match, failing to score for the fifth consecutive game in the tournament.

The loss extended Bolivia’s Copa América woes, having now failed to advance past the group stage in nine of the last 10 editions.

Uruguay, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten streak in the competition to four matches and have now advanced from the group stage in nine of the last 10 Copa America tournaments.

With this win, Uruguay firmly positions themselves as contenders in the tournament, displaying their attacking prowess and defensive solidity against Bolivia's resilient but ultimately overwhelmed side.

They progress to the knockout stages with their second win out of three rounds.

Next stop for Uruguay is the Arrowhead stadium where they will battle the host nation United States.

As for Bolivia, they will be looking to alleviate themselves of the loss experienced courtesy of Darwin Nunez and Uruguayans.