Ben Brereton loved a dream full debut for Chile, as his early strike sealed a 1-0 win over Bolivia of their Copa América match in Cuiabá.
The Blackburn ahead was born in Stoke and performed for England at youth degree, however is eligible to play for La Roja as a result of his mom was born in Chile. Brereton made his debut from the bench in opposition to Argentina of their Group B opener, however began right here and fired Chile forward with simply 10 minutes on the clock.
Brereton, a well-liked determine with followers on social media, obtained on the top of a counter-attack and coolly slotted the ball residence from the sting of the penalty space. The 22-year-old additionally compelled Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Lampe into two good saves within the first half alone, and proved a handful for the opposition defence till he was substituted seven minutes from time.
Bolivia have been with out 5 gamers who examined constructive for Covid-19, together with high goalscorer Marcelo Martins, and fell to their second straight loss after a gap 3-1 defeat to Paraguay. Chile’s Eduardo Vargas thought he had scored a second in damage time however his effort was dominated out for offside.
Argentina proceed their marketing campaign afterward Friday in Brasilia in opposition to Uruguay, who’re enjoying their first recreation of the event.