Edinson Cavani found the finishing target as Uruguay booked a place in the Copa America knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Bolivia at the Pantanal Arena, just moments ago.
After losing in the opening match to Argentina, Oscar Tabarez’s men drew 1-1 with Chile in the next leg before being able to breathe a sigh of relief in their campaign.
The first win in Group A was enough for them to book a place in the quarterfinals.
They struggled in the first half after Cesar Farias’ side preferred to close the gap at home, but Uruguay still had a chance to enter the locker room with a 1-0 supply thanks to Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe’s own goal.
Lampe, who had previously acted brilliantly, blocked the ball into his own net in an effort to block Luis Suarez’s pass.
La Celeste then dominated to blast home a second 11 minutes after the game resumed through Cavani’s destructive touch to erase some of his frustrations early in the game.
Suarez also tested the opponent’s goal with a powerful shot from a distance of 40 yards followed by an attempt by Rodrigo Bentacur.
Maxi Gomez should have been Uruguay’s increasingly comfortable position but was frustrated by his haste in front of goal.