The second match of Group A in the Qatar 2022 World Cup ended with a 1-1 draw between Ecuador and the Netherlands.
The 2022 World Cup saw Qatar emerge as the first team to be eliminated. In the final match, both the Netherlands and Ecuador require a draw to advance to the round of 16, while Senegal is essentially compelled to secure a victory (or a draw, with Qatar winning by a three-goal margin against the Europeans). Even if Ecuador loses, they can still qualify if the Netherlands also loses to Qatar. The outcome will then be determined by the tiebreaker criteria of goal difference or goals scored (at present, both teams are tied in all aspects, but the Netherlands is ahead due to receiving two fewer yellow cards).
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Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final Ecuador 0 1 1 Netherlands 1 0 1.
Summary and Goals of Ecuador vs. Netherlands:
Ecuador vs. Netherlands, live
Minute 90+6 – The match ended: Ecuador and the Netherlands drew 1-1.
Minute 90+5 – Van Dijk cleared the ball with a header and then Sarmiento lost control of it.
Minute 90+4 – There is a corner kick for Ecuador, who dreams of victory in this play.
Minute 90+2 – Valencia is sitting on the substitute bench with ice on his right leg.
Minute 90 – Six additional minutes were added.
In the 88th minute, Renato Ibarra and Kevin Rodríguez substituted Enner Valencia, who departed on a stretcher, and Gonzalo Plata, making two additional alterations for Ecuador.
Despite still being in danger of putting Galíndez in the defended fence, the Dutch have remained in control for the last 10 minutes. However, an attempt from the left wing with a free kick by the Netherlands was wasted – 85th minute.
Minuto 79 – Dos modificaciones más en Países Bajos: Wout Weghorst y Marten de Roon reemplazaron a Cody Gakpo y Teun Koopmeiners.
Ecuador is playing a very intelligent game, holding firm in the midfield and without rushing when they have the ball – Minute 76.
Minute 74 – First substitution in Ecuador: Jeremy Sarmiento replaced Michael Estrada.
Gakpo, who had gone solo against Galíndez for the one-on-one that he had still failed, was flagged offside in minute 73.
Minute 69 – Second change in the Netherlands: Steven Berghuis replaced Davy Klaasen.
Minute 65 – Shot by Koopmeiners that went very high from the front, after a long series of passes.
In the European team, Ecuador closes its field very well, allowing them to find offensive spaces and not let the Netherlands have the ball when it is the 64th minute.
Harmless ownership and Gakpo’s splendid goal put the Netherlands team in the rear, while Ecuador persists in pushing forward and showcases an excellent performance from its attacking midfielders, significantly harming the Dutch team.
From the right, Ángelo Preciado dribbled past and after a play, Gonzalo Plata shot from inside the box by capitalizing on a rebound that hit the crossbar in the 59th minute.
Minute 57 – Jhegson Méndez from Ecuador has received a caution: he will be disqualified from participating in the upcoming match against Senegal.
In the last matchday, both the Netherlands and Ecuador would secure their spot in the round of 16 with just a draw, and Qatar would be eliminated (only a victory for Ecuador keeps them in the competition) due to this outcome.
He scored his sixth goal in World Cups. To equalize the game, Valencia took possession of Noppert’s clearance rebound and Estupiñán shot from the left, triggering the counterattack. Caicedo pressed again to win the ball in the midfield. Noppert cleared to any side, Estupiñán pressed Noppert’s exit and Enner Valencia scored the Ecuadorians’ equalizer. Goal for Ecuador! Minute 49.
The goal scored by Enner Valencia for Ecuador (available in Argentina)
¡LO EMPATÓ ECUADOR!Enner Valencia estampó el 1-1 ante Países Bajos. Partidazo en el Khalifa Stadium.#TyCSportsMundial pic.twitter.com/jV7faLR8AG
Enner Valencia’s goal for Ecuador (available in Spain)
Podría ser notario, pero prefiere firmar goles.Enner Valencia es una máquina de perforar redes rivales. #LaCasadelFútbol #GolMundial pic.twitter.com/I9vOLpNhPx
The goal scored by Enner Valencia for Ecuador (available in the United States)
🤩 ¡AHORA SI CUENTA! Apareció el histórico @EnnerValencia14 para empatar el partido 💪 🔥 #NED 1-1 #ECU#MundialTelemundo #ElMundialLoEsTodo #NEDvsECU pic.twitter.com/ZhGuyLRUqR
The second half started: Memphis Depay replaced Steven Bergwijn in the Netherlands.
Ecuador gradually grew in the match: the Europeans dominated the first half and in a fairly evenly contested game, the Netherlands emerged victorious with a 1-0 scoreline. The first half came to an end.
Andries Noppert’s sight blocked by Jackson Porozo, clearly in an offside location, nullified the goal, but Estupiñán had equalized 1-1 with a deflection following the corner kick maneuver – a goal that was disallowed for Ecuador in the 45+3rd minute.
In a deviation, the ball was deflected because Ecuador won a corner kick and Valencia headed it from the heights on the left, resulting in a free kick by Estupiñán’s center – 45+1 Minute.
Minute 45 – Three minutes were added.
This World Cup of revelations is proving to be one of Noppert’s good performances for the Netherlands: the goalkeeper from Heereveen in the 42nd minute.
In the wings, Plata and Valencia being more penetrating, with greater aggression to contest the balls, Ecuador improved a lot in the last 10 minutes, Minute 37.
Noppert, who deflected the ball to the corner, thwarted it from becoming the equalizing goal, forceful strike by Enner Valencia: he veered from the left and unleashed a formidable shot, excellent display at the 32nd minute.
The Alfaro team has a corner kick. There was a shot that was blocked by a Dutch defender, after a left-wing combination in which Caicedo overwhelmed, entered the area and delivered a cross. A good opportunity for Ecuador in the 24th minute.
At the 23rd minute – Currently, with this outcome, the Netherlands secures a spot in the round of 16 and by drawing against Qatar ensures victory in Group A, whereas Qatar is already out of contention and the victor of Ecuador vs. Senegal would also progress to the next stage: at present, the draw in that game benefits La Tri, although an additional goal from the Netherlands would alter the situation.
Minute 20 – Denzel Dumfries was left lying on the ground after being hit by a powerful shot from Pervis Estupiñán.
Ecuador applies pressure on the Netherlands, ensuring they stay at the bottom when they are not in possession of the ball, while maintaining a slow pace. There were no other notable goal-scoring opportunities in the match until the 17th minute.
Minute 11 – Enner Valencia’s attempt that Andries Noppert had no trouble clearing.
The Netherlands is justifying their advantage in the match by finding more depth in their attacks, which appear more comfortable than those of the European teams, but possession is evenly distributed. This comes after scoring a goal in the 10th minute.
Cody Gakpo netted the opening goal in the initial attempt towards the net. Van Gaal’s squad applied pressure up the field, Klaasen maneuvered inward and delivered a pass to the left, and Gakpo shifted from the middle to the flank to unleash a remarkable left-footed strike from beyond the box. The Netherlands found the back of the net in the 5th minute!
The goal by Cody Gakpo for the Netherlands (available in Argentina)
¡GOLAZO DE PAÍSES BAJOS!Los de Van Gaal pegaron desde el vestuario con un zapatazo de Gakpo. La Naranja vence a Ecuador por 1-0.#TyCSportsMundial pic.twitter.com/p62drTsn7I
The goal of Cody Gakpo for the Netherlands (available in Spain)
¡On fire Cody Gakpo! 🔥🇳🇱🚀 Zurdazo del que ya es una de las revelaciones de este Mundial#GolMundial pic.twitter.com/AbPB44YGVd
The goal by Cody Gakpo for the Netherlands (available in the United States)
What a strike by Cody Gakpo ⚽️💥 pic.twitter.com/kRZ5FjFM2b
Minute 3 – The game is stopped because Ángelo Preciado has discomfort in the upper part of his left leg.
In Brazil 2014, Ecuador wore blue, a color that they only wore in their 2-1 defeat against Switzerland, while the Netherlands wore their traditional orange color. The match started.
The national anthems of both countries have already been sung, and the start of the meeting is approaching.
Ecuador and the Netherlands are set to compete against each other at the Khalifa International Stadium! These are two out of the eleven teams that emerged victorious on the inaugural day of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Welcome!
All in for their nations 😎. #NED #ECU #FIFAWorldCup | #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/igkmtzckkI
If today they do not lose by more than one goal difference, Ecuador guarantees that a draw against Senegal will be helpful. Netherlands will qualify for the round of 16 if they win this match. Senegal’s victory over Qatar by 3-1 has brought the African team level on points with Ecuador and the Netherlands.
🔥 ¡Calienta #LaTri!🆚 @OnsOranje🏟 Estadio Internacional Jalifa🗓 Fecha # 2🕚 11h00 (ECU)🏆 #FIFAWorldCup #HaremosHistoria🇪🇨 pic.twitter.com/O8FIUVKQeV
Hernán Galíndez; Ángelo Preciado, Jackson Porozo, Piero Hincapié, Félix Torres, Pervis Estupiñan; Gonzalo Plata, Jhegson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo; Enner Valencia, Michael Estrada.
Alignment of the Netherlands
Steven Bergwijn, Cody Gakpo; Davy Klaasen; Daley Blind, Frenkie de Jong, Teun Koopmeiners, Denzel Dumfries; Nathan Aké, Virgil van Dijk, Jurrien Timber; Andries Noppert.