A goal from the forward Rodrigo ramallo allowed the Bolivian team, led by Venezuelan César Farías, beat El Salvador at the match friendly disputed in Washington.
The Bolivian scored on the minute 72 the only target of the match that was the preamble for both squads for the last dates of this year of the qualifying rounds of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The first half was relatively even, with a Bolivia that showed a offensive game to a certain extent and El Salvador that put pressure on by lowering the intensity of the Bolivian attacks.
Two minutes into the game, Diego Bejarano tried to surprise goalkeeper Kevin Carabantes, but ran into Miguel Lemus who sent the ball out and led to a corner kick for Bolivia.
The Bolivian captain, the experienced Juan Carlos ‘Rabbit’ Maple He took the shot that almost ended in a Lemus own goal that Carabantes managed to contain.
Those led by Farías insistently sought open the marker, with arrivals from Arce, the youthful Víctor Ábrego and Carmelo Algarañaz, who left the court visibly sore in the 37th minute.
Bolivia lost strength as the match progressed and El Salvador gained momentum, with risky plays such as a header from Christian Martínez that almost caught goalkeeper Rubén Cordano off guard.
Another outstanding play occurred in the 40th minute, with a counterattack and subsequent shot from Jairo Henríquez that went over the crossbar for Bolivian fortune.
Both teams went to rest with the count at zero.
The beginning of the second half was moved, with twists and turns from one goal to the other, and then El Salvador showed a little more initiative in the attacks.
Bolivians achieved longed-for opening of the scoreboard in the 72nd minute, with a cross from ‘Rabbit’ Arce that Ramallo sent to the Salvadoran goal, sentencing the match despite the final efforts of Hugo Pérez’s men to equalize.
The Savior: Kevin Carabantes; Bryan Tamacas, Roberto Domínguez, Ronald Rodríguez (m.77, Eduardo Vigil), Miguel Lemus (m.71, Tomás Granitto); Christian Martínez, Marvin Monterroza (m.65, Danny Ríos), Bryan Landaverde, Darwin Cerén (m.71, Nelson Blanco); Jairo Henríquez (m.64, Kevin Reyes) and Walmer Martínez.
Coach: Hugo Pérez.
Bolivia: Rubén Cordano; Diego Bejarano (m.90, Jesús Sagredo), José Sagredo, Jairo Quinteros; Moisés Villarroel, Franz Gonzales, Erwin Saavedra (m.79, Adrián Jusino), Juan Carlos Arce (m.90, Daniel Camacho); Víctor Ábrego (m.77, Juan Carlos Montenegro), Rodrigo Ramallo (m.77, Sebastián Reyes) and Carmelo Algarañaz (m.37, Bruno Miranda).
Coach: César Farías.
Goal: 0-1, m.72: Rodrigo Ramallo.
Referee: The Guatemalan Walter López admonished Cerén and Arce.
Incidents: Friendly match played at Audi Field in Washington.