Bolivia secured a crucial 2-0 victory over Peru in the fifth round of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The match, played at the Hernando Siles Stadium in La Paz, Bolivia, saw the hosts take home three points, moving them up the standings.

A Close First Half

The first half of the match was a tense affair, with both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances. Peru had the majority of possession, but Bolivia's defense held firm. The score remained goalless at the break.

Bolivia Takes the Lead

Bolivia took the lead in the 20th minute through Henry Vaca. The winger received a pass from Ramiro Vaca and fired a shot into the bottom corner of the net. The goal was a reward for Bolivia's determination in the first half.

Peru Pushes for an Equalizer

Peru pushed for an equalizer in the second half, but they were met with a resolute Bolivia defense. The hosts were also dangerous on the counter-attack, and they had several chances to double their lead.

Bolivia Seals the Victory

Bolivia sealed the victory in the 87th minute through Ramiro Vaca. The midfielder received a pass from Henry Vaca and curled a shot into the top corner of the net. The goal was a fitting end to a dominant performance from Bolivia.

Key Plays

20th minute: Henry Vaca scores to give Bolivia the lead.
87th minute: Ramiro Vaca seals the victory for Bolivia with a late goal.

Game Analysis

Bolivia produced a solid performance to defeat Peru 2-0. They were defensively solid and created several scoring opportunities. Peru was disappointed, but they will have a chance to bounce back in their next match.

Overall, it was a deserved victory for Bolivia.

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