Chile beat Bolivia in friendly

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RANCAGUA, Chile, March 26 (Xinhua) — Luis Jimenez and Jean Meneses netted first-half goals as Chile secured a 2-1 home win over Bolivia in their international friendly on Friday.

Jimenez opened the scoring with a low first-time shot on the turn after a floating Fabian Orellana free-kick rebounded into his path off Bolivia midfielder Leonel Justiniano.

Former Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen forward Marcelo Moreno equalized six minutes later with a bullet header after Juan Arce’s corner.

But Jean Meneses pulled a goal back for the hosts with a low effort after some fancy footwork in the area.

Bolivia will now turn their focus to Ecuador, whom they are due to meet in Guayaquil on Monday. Chile’s players will be rested ahead of the scheduled return to their respective clubs next Wednesday. Enditem

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