World Cup Qualifiers - CONMEBOL

  • 81’ F. Erazo
  • 81’ Frickson Erazo
  • 82’ F. Caicedo
  • 82’ Felipe Caicedo
0 Extra Time 0
0 Full Time 2
0 Half Time 0
09/10/2015
Round 1
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
Attendance 30,000

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      First Half begins.
    • 0'
      Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Argentina) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Correa.
    • 1'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 1'
      Ángel Correa (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 2'
      Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 2'
      Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina).
    • 3'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 3'
      Lucas Biglia (Argentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.
    • 3'
      Foul by Jefferson Montero (Ecuador).
    • 3'
      Facundo Roncaglia (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 6'
      Frickson Erazo (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 6'
      Foul by Ángel Correa (Argentina).
    • 6'
      Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).
    • 6'
      Emmanuel Más (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 7'
      Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Biglia.
    • 11'
      Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.
    • 13'
      Foul by Gabriel Achilier (Ecuador).
    • 13'
      Javier Pastore (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 15'
      Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 15'
      Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina).
    • 15'
      Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.
    • 16'
      Attempt saved. Ángel Correa (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
    • 17'
      Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ángel Correa.
    • 17'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Juan Carlos Paredes.
    • 17'
      Alexander Domínguez (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 17'
      Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina).
    • 21'
      Foul by Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador).
    • 21'
      Javier Mascherano (Argentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.
    • 21'
      Foul by Miller Bolaños (Ecuador).
    • 21'
      Lucas Biglia (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 22'
      Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).
    • 22'
      Javier Pastore (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 23'
      Substitution, Argentina. Carlos Tevez replaces Sergio Agüero because of an injury.
    • 24'
      Attempt missed. Miller Bolaños (Ecuador) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luis Antonio Valencia.
    • 25'
      Luis Antonio Valencia (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 25'
      Foul by Javier Pastore (Argentina).
    • 27'
      Attempt missed. Miller Bolaños (Ecuador) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.
    • 28'
      Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).
    • 28'
      Emmanuel Más (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 29'
      Offside, Argentina. Ángel Di María tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Más is caught offside.
    • 30'
      Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).
    • 30'
      Emmanuel Más (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 31'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Gabriel Achilier.
    • 31'
      Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Argentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ángel Correa.
    • 33'
      Jefferson Montero (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 33'
      Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Argentina).
    • 33'
      Hand ball by Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador).
    • 36'
      Offside, Ecuador. Miller Bolaños tries a through ball, but Felipe Caicedo is caught offside.
    • 37'
      Attempt missed. Miller Bolaños (Ecuador) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
    • 38'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 38'
      Ángel Correa (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 39'
      Jefferson Montero (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the left wing.
    • 39'
      Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Argentina).
    • 39'
      Foul by Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador).
    • 39'
      Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 40'
      Offside, Ecuador. Luis Antonio Valencia tries a through ball, but Felipe Caicedo is caught offside.
    • 42'
      Foul by Walter Ayoví (Ecuador).
    • 42'
      Facundo Roncaglia (Argentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 44'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Felipe Caicedo.
    • 44'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Walter Ayoví.
    • 45'
      Attempt blocked. Ángel Correa (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
    • 47'
      First Half ends, Argentina 0, Ecuador 0.
    • 90'
      ALL OVER IN BUENOS AIRES!
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      C. Tevez receives a yellow card.
    • 0'
      They didn't qualify just yet, but it will certainly feel that way for Ecuador as they secure a famous win in Buenos Aires. I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here tonight. Good bye!
    • 0'
      FULL TIME: ARGENTINA 0-2 ECUADOR. Gerardo Martino's men are pegged back in Buenos Aires as goals from Frickson Erazo and Felipe Caciedo in the final 10 minutes provide La Tricolor with an unlikely three points to open their qualifying campaign. Argentina looked toothless without the services of Lion
    • 0'
      The big storyline is of course the injury suffered by Sergio Aguero - the extent of which is not yet known. What we do know is that Carlos Tevez has taken his place, but has yet to find a way to make an impact.
    • 0'
      HALF TIME: ARGENTINA 0-0 ECUADOR. A thrilling opening 45 minutes in Buenos Aires doesn't get the goal(s) it deserved, but we're perfectly poised for an equally exciting second half. The visitors posed the greater threat in attack through the pace of Montero and Valencia, but composure was lacking in
    • 0'
      Enner Valencia still sidelined by a calf injury, while Osbaldo Lastra, Ely Esterilla and Jonathan Gonzalez have all been left out of the squad due to fitness concerns. Felipe Caciedo will be relied upon for goals, but he won't be alone, supported by Emelec striker Miller Bolanos who boasts an impres
    • 0'
      Some notable names have been left out of the Argentina team by boss Gerardo Martino. Manchester City duo Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis are left on the bench with Fernando Roncaglia and San Lorenzo full-back Emmanuel Mas preferred, the latter of which earns just his third senior cap. Carlos Te
    • 0'
      SUBS: Banguera, Dreer, Guagua, Bagui, Mina, Pineida, Castillo, Ibarra, Arroyo, Bolanos, Cazares, Sornoza, Mena, Larrea, Lopez, F. Martinez.
    • 0'
      ECUADOR (4-4-2): Dominguez; Paredes, Achilier, Erazo, Ayovi; Valencia, Quinonez, Noboa, Montero; Bolanos, Caciedo.
    • 0'
      SUBS: Guzman, Marchesin, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Casco, Funes Mori, Lamela, Gaitan, Pereyra, Kranevitter, Tevez, Lavezzi, Dybala.
    • 0'
      ARGENTINA (4-3-3): Romero; Roncaglia, Garay, Otamendi, Mas; Biglia, Mascherano, Pastore; Correa, Di Maria, Aguero.
    • 0'
      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
    • 0'
      Ecuador need a significant improvement in their performance compared to that which was on display at the Copa America. Gustavo Quinteros’ men failed to advance past the group stage, losing both matches against South American opposition (Chile and Bolivia). They have become something of a mainstay at
    • 0'
      Argentina are considered virtual shoe-ins to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, as is the case every four-year cycle. They’re hoping to reach their 12th consecutive finals and anything less would be considered nothing short of a national travesty – but with three time Balon d’Or finalist Lionel Messi a
    • 0'
      Good evening footy fans around the world and welcome to South America! There may still be 980 days until the 2018 World Cup in Russia officially gets underway, but the journey starts here for Argentina and Ecuador, at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. I am Alex Moretto
    • 0'
      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
    • 1'
      Underway in Buenos Aires!
    • 3'
      High-flying start from Argentina! Angel di Maria is played through down the right by a diagonal ball from Angel Correa, and he has plenty of speed to burn. He takes on Walter Ayovi and makes quick work of the full-back with a clever stepover, cutting onto his left, but sends a shot too close to Alex
    • 5'
      Ecuador have since responded well in what is proving to be an electrifying start to the match. There's an incredible tempo to it as both teams exchange attacks, with the decisive final ball all that has prevented a early breakthrough.
    • 7'
      STAT ATTACK: Argentina have not lost any of their last 13 competitive matches across all competitions, excluding extra time and penalties (W7, D6). Their two losses over that span, against Chile in the Copa America final and Germany in the World Cup final, came in penalties and extra time.
    • 9'
      Wonderful effort from Facundo Roncaglia as he plays a ball 50-yards forward to try and pick out the run of Sergio Aguero, but there's just too much pace on the ball as the striker arrives a moment too late. Dominguez collects and starts Ecuador forward again.
    • 11'
      MASSIVE LETOFF! That was an absolutely exceptional bit of play from Antonio Valencia on the right as he uses a delightful mixture of skill, pace and strength to escape a cluster of three Argentina defenders before running through on goal. Ecuador have three against one inside the area, but the winge
    • 13'
      Chaos inside the area! A corner is whipped into the Argentina six-yard box and two Ecuador heads get to it, but neither are able to direct an effort on target, looping the balls into the air before the hosts finally clear their lines through Mascherano.
    • 15'
      VITAL GOALKEEPING! Montero plays a searching ball forward in an attempt to send Bolanos through, and he has the beating of Garay. Romero senses the danger and is so quick to come off his line, sliding in to clear the pass atop the area just upon the striker's arrival.
    • 17'
      Bolanos again makes himself a nuisance inside the area, and this time has Mascherano marking him closely. The versatile Barcelona midfielder appears to be beaten, but puts in a tremendous recovery tackle to deny the striker a passage through on goal.
    • 19'
      SOMEHOW THIS STAYS OUT! Back come Argentina through Correa, who bursts forward with pace and drives a strike at goal from range. Dominguez makes the initial stop, before sensationally denying Aguero on the follow up after Di Maria teed him up beautifully. The danger still lurks, but Achilier is able
    • 21'
      Manchester City and Argentina fans alike hold their breath as Aguero pulls up lame after chasing a loose ball. He clutches his hamstring and signals over to the sidelines for a change before going to ground. These are worrying moments for the striker, club and country, with the medical staff taking
    • 23'
      STAT ATTACK: Ecuador have won just once in their last six World Cup qualifying matches, a 1-0 victory over Uruguay in Quito (D2, L3).
    • 24'
      SI C. Tevez SO S. Agüero
    • 24'
      They were awfully quiet moments ago when their star striker was forced off, but these fans erupt again as the sight of Carlos Tevez on the touchlines sends shock-waves through the stadium. He trots onto the pitch and Argentina are back to full strength.
    • 26'
      DREADFUL MISS! Montero plays a sensational diagonal ball across for Valencia, which Mas is always favoured to get, but the full-back makes an absolute mess of it. Valencia trots into the area and squares for Bolanos, but the striker skies his effort from 15-yards out!
    • 28'
      Montero is proving a menace on the left! He's got speed to burn and enough tricks up his sleeve to make a magician jealous. The Swansea winger is at it again, stepping around Roncaglia before crossing in for Bolanos, but the striker sends his header wide of the near post!
    • 30'
      Offside! Clever bit of trickery from Biglia, who has been quiet thus far. He bursts into the centre from the right and chips a ball over the top to pick out Mas, but the full-back failed to time his run properly as the flag goes up.
    • 32'
      Argentina are starting to take over following a prolonged period of pressure from Ecuador. Pastore and Biglia are growing into the game with Di Maria and Correa providing better movement off the ball. The tempo has been superb through the opening half-hour yet we remain scoreless in Buenos Aires.
    • 34'
      STAT ATTACK: Ecuador were thumped in their last World Cup qualifier in Buenos Aires, with Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria all netting in a 4-0 Argentina victory.
    • 36'
      The tempo has slowed a bit as we creep towards the break. Argentina have come to recognise the pace Ecuador boast on the counter and have thus tried to combat it by controlling possession, keeping their shape and taking a more patient approach with their build-up.
    • 38'
      HE CAN'T KEEP IT DOWN! Valencia and Montero are taking turns running riot past the Argentina full-backs. The former is the latest to test his luck down the flank, surging into the area and squaring for Bolanos, but the striker again lifts his effort miles over the bar! He could have three goals toni
    • 40'
      Gerardo Martino has to figure out a way to slow Ecuador's wide men on the counter. Correa and Di Maria aren't offering anything in terms of support, while Mas and Roncaglia have proved time and time again they can't do it on their own. A 4-4-2 doesn't suit Argentina much at all, but they have few ot
    • 42'
      STAT ATTACK: Ecuador have lost each of their last four matches against South American opposition, since a 4-0 friendly victory over Bolivia in September 2014.
    • 44'
      Roncaglia makes his presence felt at the other end with a good penetrating run to earn his side a free kick near the corner flag. Di Maria stands over it as Argentina commit men forward, but close to a minute passes and he still waits to take as the referee sorts out the chaos in the box.
    • 45'
      In the end it's a bit of a letdown as Di Maria's flat delivery in towards the near post is cleared behind easily by Caciedo. Meanwhile, the board goes up to indicate three minutes of stoppage time.
    • 46'
      F. Roncaglia is cautioned by the referee.
    • 46'
      Here we go again! Who will strike first in Buenos Aires? You would have fancied Argentina at the start perhaps, but it's anyone's guess not having witnessed the fine first half from Ecuador.
    • 48'
      Ecuador pick up where they left off, back on the front foot as they try and negotiate a breakthrough. Bolanos whips in a free kick from 40-yards out, but he's unable to pick out a teammate as Romero comes confidently off his line to claim.
    • 50'
      Dangerous back pass! Erazo nearly gets that all wrong as a weak header played back to his keeper is chased down by Tevez, but Dominguez is wise to it, coming out to collect and saving his defender's blushes.
    • 52'
      STAT ATTACK: Argentina have scored three goals or more in five of their last six qualifying matches on home soil (W5, D6).
    • 53'
      NEARLY A PENALTY! Paredes takes a pass with a tidy first touch and has a go of his own at Mas. He has the beating of the full-back with ease, skipping past him before a cynical tug of the shirt from Mas concedes a free kick on the very edge of the area. An split-second later and that would have been
    • 54'
      The end result is disappointing for Ecuador as Caciedo's effort smacks off the wall before Argentina clear their lines. Crisis averted for La Albiceleste, at least for now.
    • 56'
      Nothing is working for Argentina at the moment in attack. They're lacking the killer instinct they need to break down this well-organised Ecuador defence. The visitors are looking awfully comfortable at the back and Martino is getting a bit unsettled as he orders his substitutes off the bench to sta
    • 58'
      INCHES AWAY! So sloppy from Biglia who is dispossessed deep in his own end by Noboa, who then starts forward on the counter. He uses the run of Caciedo as a decoy before trying to chip Romero, but watches on as his effort trickles agonisingly wide!
    • 60'
      How Ecuador aren't in front at the moment is a bit baffling. Argentina have escaped unscathed through what has been a largely pedestrian showing from them through the first hour. You just get the sense though that they've been let off the hook by Ecuador - and what often happens in these circumstanc
    • 62'
      STAT ATTACK: Ecuador are winless in their last five matches against Argentina, dating back to a 2-0 victory in Quito in June 2009 (D3, L2).
    • 64'
      The tempo is starting to pick up again as the teams exchange attacks at a feverish pace. Neither side has been able to pick out the decisive final ball, however, Argentina are growing in stature with each passing minute, which will have to worry Ecuador boss Gustavo Quinteros.
    • 66'
      Lovely run from Pastore! It's the first we've seen from him all night in that sense, skipping past two Ecuador defenders en route into the penalty area. He tries to go at it all himself, however, and was always up against it as Achilier and Erazo combine to sniff out the chance.
    • 68'
      Double-save from Dominguez! Pastore keeps his position in the area and is played through by Correa. He squares for Mascherano, but the midfielder's tame effort doesn't have enough pace behind it to beat Dominguez. Pressure stays on as Di Maria is played behind the defence, but his attempted chip is
    • 69'
      Now Romero has his say! Not to be outdone, the Argentina keeper shows his strong hands to knock a dangerous free kick from Ayovi over the bar! That was not a straightforward stop as the Ecuador skipper got plenty behind his effort.
    • 70'
      SI E. Lavezzi SO S. Agüero
    • 70'
      On comes Ezequel Lavezzi to try and provide the breakthrough here for La Albiceleste, with his PSG teammate Pastore giving way.
    • 70'
      Noboa pleads his case as he goes in the referee's book for a relatively soft challenge in midfield, but that may be more for an accumulation of fouls than that specifically.
    • 72'
      STAT ATTACK: Ecuador are winless in their last nine World Cup qualifiers on their travels, dating back to a 3-1 victory over Bolivia in September 2009 (D3, L6). They were held scoreless in four of those matches, never managing more than a solitary goal.
    • 74'
      Quinonez has had a wonderful night for Ecuador in midfield, but it comes to a disappointing conclusion here as he goes down in agony. The stretcher comes out and the visitors have to quickly ready a substitute as play gets set to resume.
    • 75'
      SI S. Castillo SO S. Agüero
    • 75'
      S. Castillo comes on for P. Quiñónez.
    • 76'
      Shocking effort from Biglia! Argentina win a free kick in a dangerous position atop the area, just to the left of goal. It favours a right footer, which doesn't stop Di Maria from stating his case to take it, but in the end it's Biglia who skies his effort.
    • 77'
      SI F. Martínez SO S. Agüero
    • 77'
      J. Montero is done for the day. F. Martínez is his replacement.
    • 78'
      Montero has faded over the past 15 minutes or so after proving so full of running in the opening hour, and is replaced by Fidel Martinez. The substitute has an immediate impact, applying pressure on Roncaglia who concedes a very cheap corner.
    • 80'
      Decent hit! In the end it's a bit selfish from Tevez who takes a pass 25-yards out from Lavezzi and unleashes a half-volley that rises just a yard or two over the bar. He had three decent options for a pass though, with a return pass for the PSG forward looking most inviting.
    • 81'
      G F. Erazo Assist S. Agüero
    • 81'
      The assist came from S. Castillo.
    • 81'
      ECUADOR HAVE THEIR BREAKTHROUGH IN THE MOST TIMELY FASHION! They certainly left it late, but it's nothing more than they deserve as a corner is flicked on straight into the path of an unmarked Erazo who sends a header crashing into the ceiling of the net!
    • 82'
      G F. Caicedo Assist S. Agüero
    • 82'
      A. Valencia provided the assist.
    • 82'
      ECUADOR IN DREAMLAND! Two goals in two minutes for La Tricolor as Valencia is finally rewarded for his hard work, again sprinting down the flank and sending a terrific pass across for Caciedo, who in turn sends it crashing into the back of the net! Martino looks on in disbelief, but this is fully de
    • 84'
      SI Á. Mena SO S. Agüero
    • 84'
      Á. Mena comes on for F. Caicedo.
    • 84'
      STAT ATTACK: Argentina have lost just one of their last 44 World Cup qualifying matches on home soil (against Brazil), dating all the way back to a 5-0 defeat against Colombia in September 1993 (W32, D11).
    • 86'
      This crowd in Buenos Aires has already begun funneling out, in shock not necessarily over the result, but in how poor their side have been today. Ecuador have been the more threatening side since the opening kick-off and one would think they would start fading at some point, but it just never happen
    • 88'
      All hands on deck for Argentina as they look to salvage something from the match, but it's looking entirely unlikely at the moment. Ecuador haven't seem troubled at the back all night and it would be silly to expect that to change with a two-goal lead to defend.
    • 90'
      There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match for Argentina to try and pull off the impossible.
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Possession remains with Argentina as they search for an unlikely breakthrough in the final minute of stoppage time. It would be incredibly harsh on Ecuador should they find it, but the visitors have switched off a bit with half time approaching.
    • 45'
      Second Half begins Argentina 0, Ecuador 0.
    • 45'
      Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 45'
      Foul by Javier Mascherano (Argentina).
    • 45'
      Jefferson Montero (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the left wing.
    • 45'
      Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Argentina).
    • 45'
      Facundo Roncaglia (Argentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 47'
      Offside, Argentina. Emmanuel Más tries a through ball, but Carlos Tevez is caught offside.
    • 49'
      Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.
    • 51'
      Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 51'
      Foul by Emmanuel Más (Argentina).
    • 52'
      Emmanuel Más (Argentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 53'
      YC Emmanuel Más
    • 53'
      Attempt blocked. Walter Ayoví (Ecuador) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
    • 54'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 54'
      Lucas Biglia (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 54'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 54'
      Javier Pastore (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 57'
      Attempt missed. Christian Noboa (Ecuador) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
    • 58'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Frickson Erazo.
    • 60'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Gabriel Achilier.
    • 61'
      Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Biglia.
    • 61'
      Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Alexander Domínguez.
    • 62'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 62'
      Javier Mascherano (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 64'
      Offside, Ecuador. Pedro Quiñónez tries a through ball, but Miller Bolaños is caught offside.
    • 66'
      Attempt saved. Javier Mascherano (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ángel Correa.
    • 66'
      Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Javier Mascherano with a through ball.
    • 66'
      Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 66'
      Foul by Javier Mascherano (Argentina).
    • 68'
      Attempt saved. Walter Ayoví (Ecuador) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
    • 68'
      Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Sergio Romero.
    • 69'
      Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).
    • 69'
      Ángel Di María (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 69'
      Christian Noboa (Ecuador) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 69'
      Substitution, Argentina. Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces Javier Pastore.
    • 70'
      YC Christian Noboa
    • 70'
      SI Ezequiel Lavezzi SO Javier Pastore
    • 70'
      Foul by Miller Bolaños (Ecuador).
    • 70'
      Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 71'
      Foul by Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador).
    • 71'
      Lucas Biglia (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 74'
      Foul by Gabriel Achilier (Ecuador).
    • 74'
      Carlos Tevez (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 74'
      Substitution, Ecuador. Segundo Castillo replaces Pedro Quiñónez because of an injury.
    • 75'
      SI Segundo Castillo SO Pedro Quiñónez
    • 75'
      Attempt missed. Lucas Biglia (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
    • 75'
      Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 75'
      Foul by Ezequiel Garay (Argentina).
    • 76'
      Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Facundo Roncaglia.
    • 76'
      Substitution, Ecuador. Fidel Martínez replaces Jefferson Montero.
    • 77'
      SI Fidel Martínez SO Jefferson Montero
    • 77'
      Foul by Frickson Erazo (Ecuador).
    • 77'
      Nicolás Otamendi (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 78'
      Attempt missed. Carlos Tevez (Argentina) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi with a headed pass.
    • 79'
      Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.
    • 80'
      Goal! Argentina 0, Ecuador 1. Frickson Erazo (Ecuador) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Segundo Castillo with a headed pass following a corner.
    • 81'
      G Frickson Erazo Assist Segundo Castillo
    • 81'
      Goal! Argentina 0, Ecuador 2. Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luis Antonio Valencia following a fast break.
    • 82'
      G Felipe Caicedo Assist Luis Antonio Valencia
    • 83'
      Substitution, Ecuador. Ángel Mena replaces Felipe Caicedo.
    • 84'
      SI Ángel Mena SO Felipe Caicedo
    • 84'
      Offside, Ecuador. Fidel Martínez tries a through ball, but Miller Bolaños is caught offside.
    • 85'
      Christian Noboa (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 85'
      Foul by Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina).
    • 86'
      Attempt missed. Carlos Tevez (Argentina) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ángel Di María.
    • 87'
      Foul by Ángel Mena (Ecuador).
    • 87'
      Lucas Biglia (Argentina) wins a free kick on the right wing.
    • 88'
      Foul by Ángel Mena (Ecuador).
    • 88'
      Lucas Biglia (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
    • 90'
      Argentina need two goals in two minutes now, but it's Ecuador who look like adding another. The hosts push everyone forward as expected, but La Tricolor are having no trouble winning the ball back and trying to exploit the acres of space available to them on the counter.
    • 90'
      Match ends, Argentina 0, Ecuador 2.
    • 92'
      Gabriel Achilier (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
    • 92'
      Foul by Carlos Tevez (Argentina).
    • 92'
      Carlos Tevez (Argentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
    • 93'
      YC Carlos Tevez
    • 94'
      Second Half ends, Argentina 0, Ecuador 2.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    4-3-3
    ACTIVE
    4-4-2

    SUBSTITUTES

    Defender
    argentina
    Ramiro Funes Mori
    13

    MANAGERS

    argentina
    Lionel Scaloni
    colombia
    Hernán Darío Gómez

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 67% 33%
    Effective Chances 9 4
    Shots on Target 5 3
    Turnovers 21 9

    POSSESSION

    Passes 511 242
    Passing Accuracy 81% 64%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 70% 56%
    Crosses 19 17
    Crossing accuracy 16% 12%

    ATTACK

    Shots 16 12
    Shots outside the box 6 3
    Shots inside the box 6 5
    Shooting accuracy 42% 38%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 13 17
    Effective Tackles 54% 65%
    Blocked Shots 2 1
    Clearances 16 23
    Saves 5 1

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 14 24
    Yellow Cards 3 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 2 4

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