Ecuador has done the impossible! They have stunned the world by defeating mighty Chile in the World Cup qualifiers. This defeat has opened possibilities in the South American group. Chile will now have a tough time coming back from the sixth position. It was one of the best displays of football from Ecuador. They played a stunner against Chile. Everything they did was spot on. The team mostly relied on the counter-attacking style of play. They strung up a strong defensive wall and drained out the Chile footballers.
The team waited for the right time and hit their opponent off guard twice. As the game gradually progressed, the Ecuadorian players started to dominate. They took charge of the attacking third of Chile. The team hurled attacks after attacks at the Chile goal. Finally, they succeeded to break free and win 2-0. This win would boost Ecuadorian confidence by some miles. Let us learn more about the match in detail below.
Ecuador V Chile: Analysis
The game was played at the beautiful stadium of San Carlos de Apoquindo. It is situated in Santiago. The Ecuadorian outfit struck very early in the game. Pervis Estupiñán drew first blood as he scored inside the opening nine minutes. The Chilean players started to get frustrated as the game went on. On the fourteen-minute mark, things got worse for Chile. Star player Arturo Vidal was shown a red card for a rash challenge on Felix Torress.
Ecuador completed the humiliation at the dying moments of the game. Moisés Caicedo struck a bullet from just outside the attacking third. The shot was too powerful and pinpoint for Claudio Bravo to react. This gave the team a much-needed victory and handed Chile a scope for self-analysis. Alexis Sanchez has also been reported to have suffered a serious injury.