Núñez Makes It Seven in a Row as Uruguay Trounces Bolivia 5-0 at Copa America

Uruguay Thrashes Bolivia 5-0 (Copa America)

Uruguay’s dominant performance against Bolivia at the Copa America showcased their offensive prowess, led by Darwin Núñez’s seventh consecutive international goal.

The 5-0 rout puts Uruguay on the cusp of reaching the quarterfinals, but coach Marcelo Bielsa remains cautious, emphasizing the need for further improvement despite the team’s individual talent.

Uruguay celebrating their win (Copa America)

Facundo Pellistri opened the scoring, followed by Núñez’s goal in the 21st minute. Maximiliano Araújo, Federico Valverde, and Rodrigo Bentancur added goals, demonstrating Uruguay’s ability to score from various positions.

The team’s intensity and non-stop effort were evident, with Pellistri emphasizing the importance of maintaining this level of play to achieve success.

Uruguay’s quest for a record 16th Copa America title is well underway, with six points and a plus-seven goal difference in the group stage. A draw or possible loss against the US on Monday would secure their advancement.

Bolivia, with a youthful team, has struggled in the tournament, losing 14 consecutive Copa America matches since 2015. Coach Antônio Carlos Zago emphasized the need for patience and trust in the team’s development.

The match drew 48,033 fans to MetLife Stadium, a contrast to the sellout crowd for Argentina’s match against Chile two days earlier. Despite the lopsided score, Uruguay’s performance was a testament to their determination and skill, making them a strong contender in the tournament.