Ecuador is nothing away from being confirmed as the third South American team in Qatar 2022, this Thursday in a very controversial afternoon they tied at home 1-1 with Brazil, and it will be a matter of one more result to achieve their pass to the next World Cup as third place of the Conmebol.
The Ecuadorian team reached 24 points, moved away to 7 from Peru and Colombia in a controversial afternoon where there were goals, kicks, controversies and red cards; For their part, the Brazilians remain undefeated and at the top of the table.
The afternoon was not easy for the Colombian referee, Wilmar Roldán, he got 2 red cards in the first half, there were also several controversial plays on the field of the Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium.RELATED
The advantage they have is that this Friday Peru and Colombia face each other, they will leave points and if they beat the Incas on the next day, they would be confirming themselves in the World Cup.
SAINT FELIX!! ????????
Félix Torres scores his second goal in these qualifiers and gives Ecuador a momentary tie against Brazil.
– TERADEPORTS (@Teradeportes) January 27, 2022
The confrontation in Quito anticipated many actions and emotions and so it was, since from minute 2 there were arrivals when Enner Valencia finished off with a header on one side in a good cross on Pervis Estupiñán’s set piece on the left side. Two minutes later, Ayrton Preciado he put a center that Alisson stayed.
The 1-0 reached 6′ when Casemiro scored inside the area. Phillipe Coutinho’s corner kick that was cut by Alexander Domínguez, the ball was dead and the Real Madrid element did not fail.
Then came the controversial plays. At 13′, the goalkeeper Domínguez went wrong and with the studs ahead, he hit Matheus Cunha almost inside the Ecuadorian area. Roldán went to the VAR, expelled the goalkeeper and scored a foul on the boundaries, the Brazilian player had the studs marked on his neck.
Brazil was also left with 10 to 21′, when Emerson fouled Michael Estrada and received his second yellow card.
Remaining in equal circumstances lifted Ecuador and at 22′, Estupiñán put a ball to Flipe Caicedo, who finished off with a header from one side.
The visitors were able to keep 9 when at 26′ Alisson was shown a red card for hitting Valencia’s head with his foot, but it was rectified two minutes later and the result was yellow.
Gonzalo Plata fell inside the area at 40′ in an effort by Alex Sandro, a penalty was requested but there was no marking.
Already in the second half, Estrada scored Ecuador’s goal, but it was ruled out of place. The local offensive took advantage of a bad clearance by Alison to score, in a play that Caicedo left in Estupiñán.
Ecuador continued and at 53′ they forgave again when Plata stepped on it, caracoléo, and when it touched Estrada he failed.
Raphinha fouled Estupiñan at 55′, there was a penalty for Ecuador, however, in the VAR it was annulled to continue with the controversial plays.
It was until 75′ when Ecuador achieved 1-1. It was Felix Torresfrom Santos Laguna, who headed in a corner kick taken by Plata, jumped Casemiro before, got up early and beat Alisson.
The match ended hot when at 92′ there was a penalty for Ecuador, Alisson hit Preciado inside the area in a tight play, because the goalkeeper touched the ball first. Roldán expelled Alisson for a double yellow card and went to VAR. There the Colombian whistler decided to cancel the marking and the red to leave the final 1-1.