An exciting day of football in Group A which resulted in 11 goals, as Chile and Mexico ended their affair in a 3-3 draw which mostly complicates things for Mexico, while Bolivia stunned Ecuador with a 3-2 win which most likely will put them in the quarterfinals.

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Chile 3  Mexico 3The kind of match people like to imagine when speaking about the Copa America. Wild football, a lot of motivation to attack and most importantly, plenty of goals. Matias Vuoso opened the scoring for Mexico in the 21st minute and also closed it with a goal in the 66th minute. In between, Chile got a brace from Arturo Vidal (one to equalize, one to take a 3-2 lead) and another goal from Eduardo Vargas. Raul Jimenez also scored for Mexico.

Ecuador 2  Bolivia 3: Any time Bolivia win a match outside La Paz it’s a huge surprise. In a demonstration of bad defending from both teams, Bolivia took a stunning 3-0 lead at half time after goals from Ronald Raldes,  Martin Smedberg-Dalence and Marcelo Moreno. Ecuador bounced back with goals from Enner Valencia and Miller Bolaños, but their comeback effort fell short and started too late.

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Group A Table

 

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1 Chile (H, X)211053+24
2 Bolivia (X)211032+14
3 Mexico20203302
4 Ecuador (Y)200225−30
(H) Host; (X) Assured of at least third place, but may still be eliminated; (Y) Cannot qualify directly as one of the top two teams, but may still qualify as third-placed team.

Top Scorers

1. Arturo Vidal (Chile) – 3 Goals

2. Eduardo Vargas (Chile), Matias Vuoso (Mexico) – 2 Goals

3. One goal, shared by 15 players.

Next Up

Paraguay vs Jamaica, Argentina vs Uruguay