Penalty kick helps Chile down Bolivia 2-1 at Copa America

Chile's Arturo Vidal celebrates his penalty kick during a Copa America Group D soccer match against Bolivia at Gillette Stadium Friday, June 10, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Arturo Vidal scored his second goal of the game on a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time and Chile kept alive its hopes of advancing in Copa America with a 2-1 victory over Bolivia in Group D play Friday night.

Defending Copa America champion Chile ended a three-game losing streak. Bolivia has lost six straight and has allowed at least two goals in each of its last 12 games.

Chile finished with 10 shots on goal to just one for Bolivia.

Chile was awarded the penalty try after Luis Gutierrez was called for a hand ball.

Vidal gave Chile a 1-0 lead in the first minute of the second half when he corralled a Bolivia turnover and executed a give-and-go with Mauricio Pinilla and slid a goal past Carlos Lampe. Bolivia tied it the 61st minute when Jhasmani Campos hooked a left-footed free kick just inside the post from 30 yards out.

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