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In a heart-stopping finale, Ecuador resisted the draw and will be Argentina’s rival

In a heart-stopping finale, Ecuador resisted the draw and will be Argentina’s rival
In a heart-stopping finale, Ecuador resisted the draw and will be Argentina’s rival

The football team Ecuador qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa America on Sunday after a 0-0 draw against Mexicowho left the tournament in the group stage.

Ecuador, which only needed a draw to advance to the next phase, finished in second place in Group B with four points. Venezuela won the group with nine points after beating Jamaica 3-0. Meanwhile, Mexico remained in third place with three units.

The game played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, was intense and contested in the midfield.

It was until 21 minutes when Mexico He had the first chance with a header from Cesar Huerta which went wide.

At the end of the first half, Mexico He approached the Ecuadorian goal with a shot from Santiago Gimenez that went over the top.

Mexico He continued to dominate the game, but could not reflect that dominance on the scoreboard.

The goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez prevented Mexico’s goal in the 65th minute by deflecting a dangerous shot from Julian Quiñones and in the same play Giménez crashed his countershot into the left post.

The only arrival of danger Ecuador It was up to 68 minutes with a powerful shot from Enner Valencia which was deflected by the goalkeeper Julio González.

In the last play of the match, the Guatemalan referee Mario Escobar awarded a penalty in favor of Mexico after what Felix Torres locked to Guillermo Martinez inside the area, but after he reviewed the play on the VAR he changed his decision because the Ecuadorian defender touched the ball before hitting the Mexican forward.

This way, Ecuador will face on Thursday Argentina, who finished in first place in Group A with a perfect score.

The minute by minute of Mexico vs Ecuador for the Copa América

Source: Ambito

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