Qatar 0-2 Ecuador: Enner Valencia Becomes the Hero of La Tricolor Victory

The Qatar national team had to admit Ecuador's 2-0 advantage in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup Group A, at Al Bayt Stadium, Sunday (20/11). Enner Valencia twice broke into the host's goal.

Appearing in front of thousands of home fans did not make Ecuador giddy. With several players appearing in European competitions, Ecuador immediately pressed.

Even,Ecuador had broke into Qatar's goal when the game had only been running for five minutes. Enner Valencia scored after taking advantage of a mistake by Saad Al Sheeb.

However, the goal was disallowed. The Ecuadorian player is deemed to be in an offside position. Although, in replays, it looks like a legitimate goal occurred.

Finally, the goal Ecuador was waiting for was born in the 16th minute. Valencia scored a goal through the white point after previously Al Sheeb committed a violation in the forbidden box.

In carrying out the execution for La Tricolor, Valencia looked calm. He aimed the ball into the right corner, while Al Sheeb went the wrong way.

The first half ended 2-0 after Ecuador scored its second goal in the 31st minute. This time, Valencia returned to being the actor. The Fenerbahce forward fired a powerful header that went into the right side of the Qatar goal.

The 2-0 score lasted until the first half ended. Ecuador took the lead when they entered the dugout.

In the second half,The Maroonstrying to get back at Ecuador. Qatar plays by building attacks from behind.

However, Ecuador remains too tough to beat. In fact, Al Sheeb worked hard to frustrate the chances of the Ecuador players.

Until the five minutes of additional time given by the referee was over, both teams failed to score again. Finally, Ecuador won the first three points at the 2022 World Cup.

With that result, Ecuador is at the top of Group A standings. Meanwhile, one other match will bring Senegal against the Netherlands.

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