Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1 in a lively match in Curitiba to stay in contention for a place in the last 16

Date: June 20, 2014

Result: Honduras 1-2 Ecuador

Scorers:

Honduras: Costly 31

Ecuador: E Valencia 34, 65

Venue: Arena de Baixada, Curitiba

 

Match overview: This World Cup keeps on producing exciting matches, Ecuador still have a chance of reaching the second round after winner a lively encounter against Honduras in Curitiba. Enner Valencia gave Ecuador the cutting edge they needed while Honduras twice had goals disallowed for offside.

Key moment: Three minutes before Ecuador’s second goal, Honduras had a goal disallowed, with Costly offside when he played in Bengtson. It was the second time in the game that the Hondurans had had a goal ruled out.

Man of the match: Enner Valencia gave Ecuador the cutting edge to win a close contest. He shot wide early on but scored a poacher’s goal for Ecuador’s first and put them into the lead for a second time with a header from a free-kick delivered by his namesack Antonio.

Matter of fact: Enner Valencia has now scored in each of his last six appearances for Ecuador.

Talking point: Ecuador are still in contention for the second round after this win, but they face group leaders Colombia in their final group game. Honduras are now all but out.

 

Stats:

Goal attempts

  • Honduras 13
  • Ecuador 10

On target

  • Honduras 5
  • Ecuador 5

Corners

  • Honduras 4
  • Ecuador 12

Line-ups:

Honduras:

  • 18 Valladares
  • 3 Figueroa
  • 5 Bernardez
  • 7 Izaguirre (Garcia 46)
  • 11 Bengtson
  • 13 Costly
  • 14 Boniek (Chavez 83)
  • 15 Espinoza
  • 19 Garrido (Martinez 71)
  • 20 Claros
  • 21 Beckeles

Ecuador:

  • 22 Dominguez
  • 2 Guagua
  • 3 Erazo
  • 4 Paredes
  • 6 Noboa
  • 7 Montero (Achilier 90)
  • 10 W Ayovi
  • 11 Caicedo (Mendez 82)
  • 13 E Valencia
  • 14 Minda (Grueza 83)
  • 16 Valencia

Yellow cards:

Honduras:

  • Bernardez 7, Bengtson 45

Ecuador:

  • E Valencia 57, A Valencia 73, Montero 81

Referee: Benjamin Williams (Australia)