Ener started the match as Valencia starter. Photo: Twitter La Tri
Ecuador beat Nigeria 1-0 in their first friendly match on Thursday night, June 2, 2022. Qatar World Cup 2022.
Led by those Gustavo Alfaro They left a good feeling and maintained the continuity of their good performance. As they set foot on the court at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey, they showed up Superior to his rival.
The lineup chosen by the Argentine DT for the duo was as follows: Alexander Dominguez (Goalkeeper); Angelo Presidado, Felix Torres, Piero Hinkapi and Parvis Estupinan (Defense); Moisés Caicedo, Jhegson Méndez and Josés Cifuentes (Freelance); Angel Mena, Ener Valencia and Leonardo Campana (Striker)
As soon as the match started, Terangara started looking for a goal and got it. Three minutes from the initial flute, Parvis Estupinan The team won first. The play originated from a free kick Angel Mina.
When the ball traveled through the air, it surpassed all the football players defending the opposing area. Estupinan Reached the limits of his possibilities and with a title, The first goal For 3 minutes tri.
Defender’s goal means scoreboard opening 1-0 Ecuador, against whom domination Nigerian. Although the opponents wanted to equalize in the first half, they could not create more chances.
Clear steps Nigeria This happened when they landed on Ecuador’s premises and charged a penalty after the goalkeeper had left. Alexander Dominguez. Even after the Central Judge did not see any illegality.
For tricolors, Ore Send the ball to the crossbar in 10 minutes. The second obvious chance comes from a shot from outside the box. Jos সি Sifuentes Which is deviated by the goalkeeper Francis Ujoho.
In the second half, Byron Castillo and Gonzalo Plata They have entered. The soccer players had minutes though as they reached the concentration just one day before the match. Variants added Michael Estrada, Jeremy Sermiento, Javier Arega and Dixon Arroyo.
In the supplementary stage, both squads showed offensive vocations. Had the best chance ‘Eagle‘, But they squander an opportunity on an empty goal and close it in the next Estupinan. In both cases, the African team came close from the right wing and found a pass in the middle of the area.
Ecuador He liked to lower the decibels, hold the opponent and maintain possession of the ball on his field. Until the trend was maintained Full time One of the exceptions was a race in which Sermiento He left four opponents but, at the moment of defining, his partner made a mistake. Similarly, The road He failed at 88 after a response.
With this victory, Three It consistently achieves good results and its players show confidence and play interesting and tough football. The next opponent against whom they will be able to show their strength and perfect their game Mexico and Cape Verde.