Sunday, June 25, 2017

CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying wrap: Ecuador thrash Paraguay

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 Mar 2013

3 Views

Ecuador moved into second place in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying standings with a 4-1 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday.

With leaders Argentina held to a 1-1 draw in Bolivia earlier in the day, Ecuador leapfrogged Colombia into second place with their big win.

But they were behind early at the Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito when Luis Caballero netted for the Paraguayans in the 15th minute.

Felipe Caicedo restored parity seven minutes before the interval, and after the break it was all Ecuador.

Jefferson Montero made it 2-1 five minutes into the second half, and Cristian Benitez doubled the advantage four minutes later.

Montero’s second goal 15 minutes from the end saw Ecuador take a comfortable win over the bottom side, and pulled them within four points of Argentina.

Colombia relinquished second spot when they lost 1-0 to Venezuela, with a goal from Jose Salomon Rondon the difference between the sides.

Chile climbed to fourth spot thanks to their 2-0 win over Uruguay in Santiago.

Esteban Paredes scored 10 minutes in, and Eduardo Vargas doubled their lead 12 minutes from the end.

Chile are in fourth place ahead of Venezuela, with both sides on 15 points, while Uruguay are two points behind in sixth place.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top