Erik Lamela scored as Argentina maintained their 100 percent start to the Copa America with a convincing win over Bolivia. The tournament favourites, already assured of a quarter-final berth after wins over Chile and Panama, wrapped up their Group D campaign with one-sided win at Seattles CenturyLink Field. Erik Lamela (left) celebrates with Sergio Aguero after scoring for Argentina The victory sees Argentina reach the last eight as group winners, handing them what in theory should be a straightforward assignment against Venezuela in Foxborough on Saturday. The two-time world champions are determined to end a 23-year wait for a major title after suffering agonising defeats in the finals of the 2014 World Cup and last years Copa America.Argentina coach Gerardo Martino elected to rest captain Lionel Messi after his devastating hat-trick performance against Panama. Ezequiel Lavezzi netted to make it 2-0 in Seattle But the Argentines were still far too strong for a feeble Bolivian team who were overwhelmed in a devastating opening period.The match was effectively settled within the first quarter of an hour, with Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela opening the scoring with a deflected free-kick in the 13th minute. Argentinas Victor Cuesta (L) completed the scoring to make it 3-0 Two minutes later China-based forward Ezequiel Lavezzi marked his comeback from injury with a goal, volleying home from close range after Gonzalo Higuains downward header.Central defender Victor Cuesta made it 3-0 just after the half-hour, diverting home Lavezzis low cross in the 32nd minute.With Messi coming on as a substitute at half-time, the game became a question of when or if the Barcelona superstar could grab a 54th international goal to equal Gabriel Batistutas longstanding scoring record.However despite Argentinas dominance of possession -- which reached 87 percent at one point -- Messi was unable to add to his tally.You can watch the Copa America live on Premier Sports. Aaron Ramsey Jersey
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