Saturday, February 24, 2024

La Vinotinto scored points in his debut against Bolivia

The 2024 Pre-Olympic Championship raised its curtain in Brígido Iriarte under a unique circumstance. On this first day, Vinotinto had an intense confrontation against Bolivia, and after 90 minutes of a lot of football, the final score showed a three-goal tie.

In the first stages of the game, those led by coach Ricardo Valiño tried to impose their style of play, although they were always against a well-stopped highland team. Indeed, in the first half hour, there were only two shots on goal in total.

Precisely at 31′ fell the first goal of the night. In its second arrival in the Vinotinto area, Bolivia opened the scoring thanks to Jose Briceno, who, with a shot from the edge of the area, beat the Venezuelan goalkeeper.

Despite the disadvantage, the Creoles have the capacity to respond. Matias Lacava was warned by a long shot that ended in a corner kick, but it was in the 37th minute when he himself moved the opposing nets thanks to a powerful left foot shot to hit the ball at the far post.

La Vinotinto did not take their foot off the accelerator, and before the end of the first half, they scored a goal to advance. On this occasion, the protagonist is Jovanny Bolivar, who, after the ball hits the crossbar, He didn’t waste his shot inside the area to score 2-1 in 42 minutes.

In the second half, the intensity of the game grew on both sides. After some actions, Telasco Segovia leaks a beautiful ball towards the Bolivian place, where it was found by Renne Rivas, who sent a tight left foot shot to increase his team’s lead.

However, the Venezuelan U-23 team began to neglect it over time. In 72′, Creole goalkeeper Francisco Benitez made a penalty, which was minutes later resolved after stopping the launch. But ten minutes later, Lucas Chavez He took advantage of a mistake by defender Alex Custodio to score the injury-time goal.

With 10 minutes added, Venezuela wasted a big attack that could have ended the game. This allowed the Bolivians to tie the score at three thanks to a shot from almost half the court by Gabriel Villamil.

After this result, Vinotinto will start the pre-olympics with one point like Bolivia, while Ecuador added its first three points due to its victory (3-0) against Colombia. This Group A is completed by Brazil, who completed their day off.

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