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The height of Quito and the size of the defenders of Ecuador, one of the concerns of the Uruguayan press | Soccer | Sports

During the visit to the Rodrigo Paz stadium in the city of Quito, Marcelo Bielsa’s group of players had to show that the 3-1 victory against Chile was not just a coincidence. First departure from the territory and first expedition to a city at altitude (2,850 meters), where the risk factor prevails.

The formation tested by Loco in practice before the trip to Guayaquil is an indication that the celestial team can present at least two new parts against Ecuador. Agustín Canobbio for Facundo Pellistri in midfield and Cristian Olivera for Darwin Núñez up front. Bielsa cannot touch what works well for him in midfield: Nicolás De la Cruz, Federico Valverde and Manuel Ugarte.

On Friday, after the 3-1 victory against Chile for the first round of the qualifiers, Bielsa spoke at the press conference and assured that Ecuador is “a courageous team, with players who have obviously grown and reached places.” football in Europe.”

“They are a team that defends well and have the ability to create attacking options. A difficult team to face,” he concluded.

The diagnosis made by Uruguayan sports journalism is that the National Team and Bielsa will begin to find an identity and a form for the match on Tuesday.

“Going into the area with five or six players is a clear example of what the coach’s goal is, getting the ball and going forward, with that appetite for the forward goal speaks about that idea,” analyzed Rodrigo Romano, journalist of Teledoce and AUF. TV.

With three famous goals and playing an interesting offensive game, Uruguay gave a review to a very poor Chile in Montevideo. And it was their two skilled midfielders, Nico de la Cruz and Fede Valverde, who broke La Roja’s goal. Three high-quality goals, woven collectively and with first-class precision in the game. Manuel Ugarte is the defensive man.

Romano warned that it will be “a difficult match, because of the good team that is in Ecuador and because of another opponent, the height that always plays its role.”

“Ecuador is a dynamic, fast and talented team, with Moisés Caicedo a great man in the middle.”

And he emphasized the size of the members of the line of three defenders that Félix Sánchez Bas stopped in the game against Argentina: “The three center backs (Félix Torres, Robert Arboleda and William Pacho) are 1.87 tall on.”

After the good result obtained by Centenario, Bielsa could only change his eleven compared to the one he presented against La Roja. I will date Sergio Rochet, Nahitan Nández, Sebastián Cáceres, Matías Viña, Joaquín Piquerez, Federico Valverde, Agustín Canobbio, Manuel Ugarte, Nicolás de la Cruz, Maximiliano Araújo and Darwin Núñez (or Cristian Olivera). (D)

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