Monday, October 2, 2023

Ecuador shines against Uruguay and achieves its first victory

At the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium in Quito, Ecuador achieved its first victory in the South American Qualifiers after defeating Uruguay 2-1 in good fashion.

The goals of the Ecuadorians came from Félix Torres while the Uruguayan discount came from Agustín Canobbio.

In the first half, Ecuador had a chance to open the scoring with Enner Valencia in a game where the attacker took a right-hander from outside the area cleared by Sergio Rochet from a corner kick.

A few minutes later, Robert Arboleda had two chances for Ecuador, but both of the player’s shots went wide.


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The local team went close again after half an hour of play with Angelo Preciado with a left-footed shot from outside the area that again sent Rochet into the corner kick.

When the dominance was Ecuadorian, Uruguay found the first of the game with Agustín Canobbio who took a right-hander from the center of the area and sent it to save Hernán Galíndez’s goal.

However, before the end of the first 45 minutes, Ecuador found a deserved equalizer with Félix Torres connecting with a header to set up a partial tie in Quito.

In the second half, Ecuador came out determined to go for the win and so in the opening minutes, the ‘Tri’ had the chance to continue thanks to a penalty against Pervis Estupiñán.

However, Enner Valencia wasted the opportunity when he sent the ball well into Rochet’s goal.

The local team continued to put pressure on Uruguay and in the 61st minute they found the score 2-1 thanks to Torres with a corner kick where the ball stayed in place and there the Ecuadorian footballer came to send it was to save the Uruguayan’s goal. .

In the 80′, Valencia was able to increase the difference for Ecuador, with a cross that reached his right foot and there the attacker took a shot that was bitten and went to the goal line. After this occasion, Ecuador locked themselves in the back and did not allow Uruguay to create opportunities to equalize.

With this result, Ecuador went from -3 points to zero and is at the bottom of the table while Uruguay is left with three points.

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