Action from the Copa America match between Mexico and Bolivia (white jersey) on June 12, 2015, in Viña del Mar, Chile. (Photo courtesy of ca2015.com)
VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile -- Mexico and Bolivia played to a 0-0 draw in the opening 2015 Copa America match for each on Friday night at the Estadio Sausalito.
The draw left the sides in a tie for second place in Group A, one point behind host Chile, which beat Ecuador 2-0 a day earlier.
In an encounter that produced only two shots on target, the Bolivians generated the best chance in the 14th minute. Ricardo Pedriel latched onto a left-sided cross only to see his effort from seven-yards out crash off the near post.
Second-half substitute Raul Jimenez should have given Mexico the lead in the 67th minute, but – with the goal wide open – he headed Jesus Manuel Corona’s left-sided cross wide of the far post from inside the six-yard box.
The Mexicans return to action on Monday against Chile at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago.
- Mexico was a perfect 8-0-0 in its previous eight meetings with Bolivia
- Mexico has never beaten Bolivia in the Copa America (0W-2D-1L).