Bolivia 1, Argentina 1

Sergio Aguero scored on a soaring volley in the 76th minute to

help Argentina salvage a 1-1 draw with Bolivia on Friday night in

the first game of the Copa America.

Bolivia’s Edvialdo Rojas stunned Argentine fans with a goal in

the 48th in the Group A match played in freezing winter

temperatures.

”This makes us sad because we did not achieve our objective,

which was to win,” Argentine and Barcelona star Lionel Messi said.

”We did thing well, but we have to improve.”

Aguero scored 6 minutes after coming off the bench, ripping a

shot into the far corner.

”We played well at times, but other times we did not,”

Argentine defender Javier Zanetti said.

The opening draw is unlikey to hurt Argentina. In the 12-team

tournament, eight clubs make the quarterfinals, with Argentina

still almost certain to go through.

Argentina will face Colombia on Wednesday, while Bolivia will

take on Costa Rica the following day. Brazil, the winner of four of

the past five titles, opens Group B play Sunday against

Venezuela.