FOXBOROUGH, MA, Sporting Alert – Title holders Chile will look to bounce back from their 2016 Copa America opening game defeat when they take on Bolivia in their second game of the tournament on Friday night.
Chile suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Lionel Messi-less Argentina in their Group D opener last week, and the champions from 2015 are seeking to rebound and collect all three points at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Leading the starting lineup for Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men tonight are Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, who must play a key role in their team’s fight against elimination.
There are also experiences at the back, as goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will have Gonzalo Jara and Gary Medel as his immediate protection, while Jean Beausejour moves back to play at left-back and Mauricio Isla operating on the other side.
Pizzi has decided to start Pablo Hernández as well, with Eduardo Vargas back on the bench.
Charles Aránguiz, Mauricio Pinilla and Fabián Orellana are also starters for Chile, who could be eliminated from the 2016 Copa America after two games.
Meanwhile, for Bolivia, who went down 2-1 against Panama in their Group D opening contest, will be hoping the front pair Yasmani Duk and Juan Arce combined to trouble the Chile backline.
The likes of Alejandro Meleán, Raúl Castro, Martin Smedberg-Dalence, Ronald Eguino, Marvin Bejarano and Erwin Mario Saavedra all start as well here in Massachusetts.
Chile have won four of the last five meetings with Bolivia, with the other battle being a 2-2 draw.
You should also expect goals when these two countries meet, as the last five games have produced some 19 goals, with Chile outscoring Bolivia 16-3.
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Chile: Bravo, Jara, Medel, Beauséjour, Isla, Hernández, Aránguiz, Vidal, Pinilla, Orellana, Alexis Sánchez
Bolivia: Lampe, Zenteno, Gutierrez, Eguino, Bejarano, Saavedra, Meleán, Castro, Smedberg-Dalence, Duk, Arce.