• FT

    Bolivia

    4

    Paraguay

    2

  • FT

    Ecuador

    0

    Colombia

    0

  • FT

    Brazil

    0

    Argentina

    0

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - CONMEBOL

Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia

Referee: Leonardo Gaciba Da Silva

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Bolivia

  • Joaquín Botero 22'
  • Ronald García 25'
  • Joaquín Botero 70'
  • Marcelo Moreno 75'

4 - 2

FT

Paraguay

  • Roque Santa Cruz 65'
  • Nélson Haedo Váldez 82'

Bolivia 4-2 Paraguay: Martins seals shock win

LA PAZ, June 18 (Reuters) - Bolivia ended Paraguay's unbeaten run in the 2010 World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday, beating the South American group leaders 4-2.

Striker Joaquin Botero scored twice to help Bolivia to their

first win in the group and move them off bottom spot.

Ronaldo Garcia and Marcelo Martins also scored on a

nightmare afternoon for Paraguay goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla,

standing in for the injured Justo Villar.

Roque Santa Cruz and Nelson Haedo Valdez replied for

Paraguay, who beat Brazil 2-0 three days earlier but struggled

with the high altitude at 3,600 metres above sea level and a

shocking pitch.

Bolivia have four points from six games in the 10-team

group, one more than table-propping Peru, while Paraguay have

13.

Bolivia went ahead in the 23rd minute when Botero latched

onto a long pass forward and beat the offside trap.

Although his first touch was poor and took him backwards, he

then managed to chip the ball over Bobadilla.

Garcia added the second two minutes later with a 30-metre

shot which bounced on a bump in the pitch in front of Bobadilla.

Santa Cruz headed one back for Paraguay in the 66th minute

but four minutes later Bobadilla failed to hold a harmless

40-metre shot from Ronald Gutierrez and Botero snapped up the

rebound.

Martins scored Bolivia's fourth from a free kick in the 76th

minute and Valdez pulled another back for Paraguay seven minutes

later.

Scoring Summary

  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay

Match Stats

  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay
6(4) Shots (on goal) 3(3)
8 Fouls 5
2 Corner kicks 4
1 Offsides 1
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 0

Teams

  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay
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