Chile 2-1 Ecuador: Sanchez Saves Hope La Roja Passes To Russia
Chile continue to keep their chances to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, after beating Ecuador at Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Friday (6/10) morning local time. Alexis Sanchez became the Savior of La Roja who got them up to fourth in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying standings.
Game runs a lot in the first half, the article the visitors apply a very tight defense strategy. This makes it difficult for La Roja to build an attack.
The ball was only moving in the middle of the field area, not many opportunities that can both teams create up to 20 minutes of the game.
It was only with a single attack, ultimately defeated Ecuador defense also scored by Eduardo Vargas scored in the 22nd minute. Valdivia acceleration from the left side ends with a tug-induced feed directly Vargas. The hosts lead 1-0.
Ecuador’s applied bus parking is really troublesome. Although Chile in full control of the game with 79 percent mastery of the ball, in fact they can not increase the advantage. Score 1-0 still survive until halftime.
Entering the second half, Chile remains with the same intensity of attack as at the beginning of the round. Attack after attack they continue to do, while Ecuador still survive in their own defense area.
Vargas had the chance to register his name on the scoreboard a second time. But his shot in the 55th minute, still not meet the target.
Monumental stadium public heart beat pounding, watching Michael Arroyo who almost evened the score in the 59th minute. But the Ecuadorian midfielder’s effort is still slimmer over the goal Bravo.
The last ten minutes became very interesting, Ecuador had an equalizer through Renato Ibarra in the 84th minute.
But two minutes later Chile immediately back ahead, this time the name of Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez who plastered on the scoreboard. The game ended with a 2-1 advantage over Chile in Ecuador.
Three additional points put La Roja up to fourth with a Colombian equal, 26. It took another win in the final game to ensure they qualified for Russia. While Ecuador certainly can not qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The composition of Chile vs Ecuador
Chile XI (4-3-1-2): Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Pablo Hernandez, Francisco Silva, Arturo Vidal; Jorge Valdivia; Eduardo Vargas, Alexis Sanchez
Ecuador XI (4-4-1-1): Maximo Banguera; Antonio Valencia, Aimar, Arboleda, Ramirez; Preciado (Garces 46 ‘), Orejuela, Intriago, Ibarra; Arroyo; Ordonez