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Jun 15, 2015 at 10pm UK at ​Estadio Elias Figueroa, Valparaiso
Ecuador
2-3
Bolivia
Valencia (48'), Bolanos (82')
Quinonez (38'), Erazo (41')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Raldes (5'), Smedberg (18'), Moreno (43' pen.)
Zenteno (36'), Hurtado (45'), Quinonez (61')

Result: Ecuador fall to shock Bolivia defeat in Copa America

Bolivia claim their first Copa America win in 18 years with a shock victory over Ecuador.

Bolivia claimed their first Copa America win in 18 years after battling to victory against Ecuador this evening.

Ronald Raldes got Bolivia off to the perfect start, heading in from Martin Smedberg's corner after just five minutes.

Bolivia continued to control the match, and doubled their lead when Smedberg curled a first-time effort into the corner from outside the box.

Towards the end of the half, Ecuador were awarded a penalty, but despite scoring the first effort, Enner Valencia was forced to re-take, and Romel Quinonez saved his tame spot kick.

Minutes later, it was Bolivia who were given a penalty after a high boot in the box, and Martins Moreno coolly slotted home to put the game almost beyond doubt.

After the break, Ecuador reduced the deficit thanks to Valencia, who had a simple tap-in after Jefferson Montero split open the defence.

With under 10 minutes to go, Miller Bolanos scored with a scintillating 30-yard strike to give Ecuador hope.

Christian Noboa then rattled the bar as Ecuador searched for an equaliser, and Bolivia held on to make it four points from their opening two matches, topping Group A in the process.

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Ecuador pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Honduras and Ecuador at Arena da Baixada on June 20, 2014
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