Mexico open Copa America campaign with 0-0 draw against Bolivia

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By Rafael

Mexico opened their 2015 Copa America campaign in disappointing fashion as they drew 0-0 with Bolivia in Viña del Mar on Friday.

Mexico had not beaten Bolivia in all their previous Copa America matches and looked to end their bad run of games against the Bolivians with a win.

But it was a lackluster performance from both teams as they struggled to respond to the occasion.

The first half’s best chances perhaps came from the South Americans, who tested Jose de Jesus Corona from long-range on two occasions and hit the woodwork once.

In the second half, Mexico took no time in regaining possession of the ball, and El  Tri came close when second-half substitute Raul Jimenez headed only inches wide from a Jesus “Tecatito” Corona cross.

Miguel Herrera’s side continued to race down the field looking for the breakthrough, but their efforts proved futile.

Bolivia gave nothing away in the closing stages, and at the final whistle, both teams shared points in their first game of Group A.

Mexico’s next game will be against Chile at the Estadio Nacional of Santiago, Chile on Monday.
 

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs Mexicanfut.com when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.