MX23RW : Friday, September 21 06:46:27
Jun 20, 2015 at 12.30pm UK at ​Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Chile
5-0
Bolivia
Aranguiz (3', 66'), Sanchez (37'), Medel (79'), Raldes (86' og.)
FT(HT: 2-0)

Morales (41'), Coimbra (63'), Chumacero (72')

Result: Chile turn on the style to ease past Bolivia

Chile destroy Boliva 5-0 in the Copa America thanks to a brace from Charles Aranguiz, further strikes from Alexis Sanchez, Gary Medel and a Ronald Raldes own goal.

Chile have topped Group A at the Copa America thanks to a 5-0 demolition of Bolivia at the Estadio Nacional.

Having already booked their places in the quarter-final of the competition, there was little at stake for both sides in a game that would only determine who wins Group A.

Despite the minimal consequence of the result, it was Chile who looked like paying little heed to the billing by moving ahead inside three minutes following a fine start.

Marcelo Diaz's over-the-top ball was latched on to by Eduardo Vargas, whose poor touch allowed Charles Aranguiz a sight at goal and the midfielder made no mistake with a cool finish.

Bolivia's 3-2 win over Ecuador last time out was their first victory in the Copa America for 18 years, and Mauricio Soria's side looked a little short of incentive in a first half that the host nation dominated.

Alexis Sanchez was thwarted by the post on 19 minutes and on the half-hour mark - both from free kicks - before the Arsenal man was rewarded for his perseverance.

On 37 minutes, Sanchez doubled Chile's lead by leaping highest to plant Jorge Valdivia's cross past goalkeeper Romel Quinonez to put Jorge Sampaoli's men firmly in control.

The 15-minute break proved just the tonic for Bolivia, who fashioned their first chance shortly after the restart but Claudio Bravo saved from Marcelo Moreno.

However, they fell further behind 20 minutes later when Chile added a third, as Angelo Henriquez crossed low for Aranguiz to grab his second with a tap in at the back post.

With the game sewn up, Chile continued to attack and scored a fourth through Gary Medel, who latched on to the end of a Valdivia pass and lofted it over the keeper.

Things got worse for Bolivia in the final five minutes as Ronald Raldes sliced the ball into his own net from Henriquez's cross to make it 5-0.

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Chile's forward Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium on June 28, 2014
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