a historic Enner Valencia contributed his goalscoring share in the draw

The Dutchman Cody Gakpo had scored a great goal after six minutes. But at the start of the match, the Ecuadorian put the final 1-1 between the leaders of group A, a result that made Qatar the first eliminated from the World Cup.

The Ecuadorian team, led by the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro, tied 1-1 with the Netherlands, for the second date of Group A of the Qatar World Cup 2022which made the locals the first to be eliminated from the tournament.

At five minutes, Cody GakpoThe 23-year-old scored a great goal to put the Dutch ahead at the 40,000-capacity International Khalifa Stadium in Doha.

In the last of the added three minutes, Pervis Estupiñán celebrated the tie but the advanced position of Jackson Porozo was warned by the Algerian referee Mustapha Ghorbala, who annulled the 1-1.

However, at the start of the second half, Ecuador had revenge. After 4 minutes, high pressure led to Estupiñán’s shot and a rebound that End of Valencia sacked for the tie.

the striker arrived to his sixth goal in five games, which allowed him to match the historical mark of consecutive goals for a country with the Portuguese Eusebio, the Italian Paolo Rossi and the Russian Salenko. Although with one more he will be the exclusive owner of the record, his departure at the end of the game due to an ailment in his right knee caused concern.


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“We tied it with football and courage”was the first analysis of Gustavo Alfaro after the tie between his Ecuador and the Netherlands.

Meanwhile, Qatar became the first host in World Cup history to be eliminated after just two games.

Alfaro, now, will have to wait for what the medical part of Enner Valencia will tell him, who withdrew on a stretcher due to a right knee ailment just the day he reached the historic mark of six goals in the World Cup with the Portuguese Eusebio, the Italian Paolo Rossi and the Russian Salenko. With one more, he will be the sole owner of the record.

Important draw for Ecuador, which adds four points after having won Qatar in its debut, the same as the Netherlands, the other leader of group A. Senegal follows them with three.

50m. With Ecuador in command of the actions, time is running out for the Netherlands to achieve victory.

48m. Without their top figure on the pitch now, Ecuador is also looking for the goal that will give them victory against a Netherlands lacking in energy.

45m. Six more minutes will be played.

44m. Double change in Ecuador: Valencia is replaced by Rodríguez. Silver also left and Ibarra entered.

43m. They attend to Valencia, who leaves the field on a stretcher in great pain and receives assistance on the bench.

41m. With this result, Qatar becomes the first eliminated from the World Cup that it organizes.

39m. Ecuador goes to the front but without disarming to at least take some point from the toughest clash in group A.

34m. Double change in the Netherlands: Gakpo and Koopmeiners leave and Weghorts and de Roon enter.

30m. Last 15 minutes of the game: Ecuador regulates the pace after the tie and the Netherlands wants to recover the ball and the advantage.

28m. Alfaro also changes: Estrada leaves in Ecuador for Sarmiento to enter.

27m. Offside by Gakpo, who almost scored another great goal, hitting the Ecuadorian goalkeeper.

24m. Steven Berghuis replaces Klaassen to give the Netherlands more play.

22m. Louis van Gaal prepares changes to awaken his team from the Ecuadorian siege.

20m. The Ecuadorian fans make themselves heard in the Khalifa stadium: whistles at every action with Dutch dominance, which after a long time arrives with a high shot from Koopmeiners.

16m. Many spaces in the back of the Netherlands for the fast forwards of Ecuador, who came out better to play the second half, despite playing at a disadvantage from 5 minutes on.

14m. Silver auction to the stick! Great play by Ecuador, to which the crossbar said no to the second goal.

12m. The first admonished of the match is jhegson mendezwho misses the next game in Ecuador.

10m. The tie gives life to Ecuador and its relentless goalscorer, who has reached six goals in five World Cup games. In addition to being the top scorer for Ecuador in the competition, Enner Valencia is the one who leads the table in Qatar 2022.

No offside for Ecuador’s striker

4m. Ecuadorian goal! After high pressure, Valencia took the rebound from Estupiñán’s shot to make it 1-1, while the Netherlands asked for an offside but the scorer was perfectly qualified.

The second half started!

The teams are coming to the field for the second half.

Memphis Depay enters the Netherlands, the only change for the second half. He replaces Steven Bergwijn.

Cody Gakpothe young star from the Netherlands, already has 16 goals (2 World Cup) and 18 assists this season.

The celebration of Cody Gakpo. Photo Jewel SAMAD / AFP

48m. The offside denies Ecuador the goal in the last one. Estupiñán had converted but Porozo’s position caused the shortlist of referees to annul the 1-1.

45m. Three more minutes are played at Khalifa Stadium.

Ecuador’s best chance at the feet of Enner Valencia

42m. The first half is running out for Ecuador, which must remain calm against a team that has the ball and arrives and that, on top of that, has been ahead since five minutes.

39m. The speed of the Ecuadorians is what Alfaro wants to take advantage of in a counter to reach an already deserved draw.

The Argentine Gustavo Alfaro tries to order his players after the surprise 0-1 after 5 minutes. Photo EFE/ Rodrigo Jimenez

35m. The match between the Ecuadorians and the Dutch is at stake, who want to maintain the advantage to go to the locker room more calmly.

32m. Valencia tries from the outside and causes a great save by Noppert, who sends it to the corner.

30m. In the face of a dog, Porozo and van Dijk in a corner in attack by the Netherlands that the Ecuadorian team defends well.

28m. The game at Khalifa Stadium is matched. The ball now belongs to Ecuador, which puts pressure on the Netherlands and forces them to create fouls near their area.

25m. Ecuador loosens up and the Netherlands tries to control it with fouls, such as Timber’s tackle on Estrada.

23m. Gonzalo Plata, protagonist of the one double chance of Ecuador.

First, he escaped on the right and sent to the center that a Dutchman rejected and that Caicedo could not rebound. Then, the overflow of Valencia was at the feet of Plata, who could not score 1-1 either.

19m. Ecuador does not enter the game and the Netherlands has the ball again and is dangerously close to Galíndez’s area.

This was the great goal of the Netherlands

15m. “Side-to-Side Moves”, Alfaro is heard screaming. The Argentine coach tries to ensure that his team does not lose patience and does not allow itself to be dominated by the Netherlands.

13m. Although the Netherlands proposed a game with the ball underfoot, the goal was unexpected in a key game between the two strongest teams in group A.

10m. The goal from the Netherlands hit Ecuador but did not paralyze it. Alfaro’s team went ahead on the field to press and look for the tie.

5 m. Cody Gakpo He received the pass in the crescent of the area, faced an opponent and put it left-footed against the right post of goalkeeper Galínez.

Ecuador, with the alternative jersey, gives the ball to the Netherlands at the start of a key duel.

Referee Mustapha Ghorbal kicked off the match between the Netherlands and Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium.

These are the starting players that Gustavo Alfaro designated to go for the victory at the Jalifa International Stadium.

The Netherlands eleven

Louis van Gaal has already confirmed the starting lineup to face Ecuador.

We are rivals, not enemies

Fans from Ecuador and the Netherlands are shown sharing friendly time together outside the stadium. Of course, each one encourages their Selection.

Ecuador puts the party in Qatar

The Ecuadorian National Team, directed by Gustavo Alfaro, prepares a great party to encourage their country in the duel against the Netherlands, for Group A.

In Ecuador, without classes for the National Team

The educational institutions of Ecuador will be able to interrupt their classes to watch the matches of the Ecuadorian team in the Qatar World Cup in the classroom, “with the purpose of contributing to the sense of belonging, national unity and Ecuadorian pride,” as established this Thursday government. In a statement, the Ministry of Education gave permission to follow the Tricolor matches on the condition that the school day be resumed once the game is over, that no outsiders enter the institution and that alcohol or other prohibited substances are not consumed. A similar circumstance will take place on Tuesday, November 29, when the team led by Argentine Gustavo Alfaro will face Senegal in a match that for Ecuador will be at 10:00 local time.

The probable formations

Países Bajos: Andries Noppert; Denzel Dumfries, Matthjis de Ligt, Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Ake y Daley Blind; Steven Berghuis, Cody Gakpo and Frenkie de Jong; Vincent Janssen o Memphis Depay y Steven Bergwijn. DT: Louis Van Gaal.

Ecuador: Hernan Galindez; Angelo Preciado, Félix Torres, Piero Hincapie and Pervis Estupiñán; Gonzalo Plata, Jhegson Mendez, Moisés Caicedo and Romario Ibarra; Enner Valencia and Michael Estrada. DT: Gustavo Alfaro.

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