The Ecuadorian National Team prevailed 2-0 to Qatar in the first match of the world cup 2022, meeting held this sunday Al Bayt Stadium, where the striker shone Enner Valenciaauthor of the goals.
The current player of Fenerbahce from Turkey he scored at minute 16, via penalty, and extended the lead for his team to minute 31; he could end the match with a “hat-tric”, but the VAR, as well as the whistling Italian Daniele Orsato they prevented it by disallowing a legitimate goal.
With this result, Ecuador adds his first three points and takes the lead in the Group A, while Qatar starts its World Cup tournament from the bottom. This Monday the first date in this sector is completed with the duel between Senegal and the Netherlands, meeting to be held Al Thumama Stadium, scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. Central Mexico time.
The Ecuadorian set shook off quickly, if ever, the jitters of an opening game in world Cup and from the first minutes gave the hosts a dancewho were forgiven the first goal against, after a Video refereeing (VAR) botch just at minute 3.
A long service to the Qatari area gave rise to the grotesque exit over the goalkeeper Saad Al Sheebwho left the ball adrift, and in a return Enner Valencia he ordered it to be kept with a head shot.
However, the Italian referee Daniel Orsato reviewed the action of the goal in the VAR and disallowed the play after determining a nonexistent out of place. And in the place of the first goal of the World Cup, everything was in the first blunder of assisted arbitration.
But that did not discourage those led by the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro, who smelled blood and turned with everything in search of the goal. At 15′, Valencia, turned into a nightmare for the Qatari low box, was fouled in the box by Al Sheeb and Italian whistling scored the maximum penalty. The striker himself fenerbahce He masterfully charged the left post base for 0-1.
The Ecuadorian party did not stop and after half an hour of the game, the South Americans capitalized on another of their many arrivals at the frame poorly defended by Al-Sheeb. A service to the area of Angelo Preciado he put half a goal to Valencia, who got ahead of his markers and with a solid front made it 0-2.
Qatar was able to discount before the break, after a splendid service from the right of Peter Michael, Qatari naturalized Portuguese, but almoez ali rudely wasted the only opportunity for his team with a rvery flawed headmate.
The second half of the meeting were a couple more arrivals for Ecuadorianswho although they did not convert in the last 45 minutes, they maintained a clear dominance over the Qataris.
From minute 60, Qatar fans began to leave their seatsdisillusioned with the defeat of his team, gradually emptying the Al Khor stadium with still a lot of time to play.
It was until the last five minutes Qatar had their best, and possibly only chance in front of the goalkeeper Hernan Galindezwhen in a good exit, Mohammed Muntari received a long stroke and released his leg from outside the area, in a shot that went slightly high.
The match ended with a Final 2-0 in favor of Ecuadorthat already add the first three points in Group Awho will see his second match of the competition on the day Monday when the selection of Senegal be measured before Netherlands.
Group A / Date 1
Qatar 0-2 Ecuador
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
0-1 (16′).- Enner Valencia (penalty)
0-2 (31′).- Enner Valencia
Saad Al-Sheeb (Yellow, 15′)
Bassam Al Rawi
Karim Boudiaf (Yellow, 36′)
(Mohammed Waad, 71′)
Akram Afif (Yellow, 78′)
Almoez Ali (Yellow, 22′)
(Mohammed Muntari, 72′)
DT: Felix Sanchez Bas
Moises Caicedo (Yellow, 29 ‘)
(Alan Franco, 90′)
Jhegson Mendez (Yellow, 56 ‘)
(Jeremy Sarmiento, 68′)
(Kevin Rodriguez, 90′)
(José Cifuentes, 77′)
DT: Gustavo Alfaro