LA PAZ - Bolivar won the Bolivian Apertura championship when they beat Real Mamore 2-1 on the final day on Sunday, finishing a point ahead of Real Potosi to lift a record 16th league title. Brazilian Charles da Silva struck the winner in stoppage time after Uruguayan William Ferreira, the top scorer, had put Bolivar ahead with a 40th-minute penalty. Richard Uriona equalised with a penalty in the 74th. Real Potosi won their last match 4-1 away to outgoing champions Aurora, who had three players sent off, Humberto Viviani after only 21 minutes. Limbert Mendez and Julio Hurtado followed in the last 20 minutes.
6 July 2009
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