It seemed that Ecuador and Venezuela were going to go into halftime tied and scoreless on the scoreboard. However, Enner Valencia did not want it to be that way. The forward appeared and signed the 1-0 for the ‘Tricolor’, within the framework of the fifth day of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
About 37 minutes into the first half, Valencia executed a penalty and did not forgive. With a right-footed shot, the Fenerbahce striker overcame goalkeeper Wuilker Faríñez’s resistance. It is worth saying that, the sanction came after the intervention of the VAR, where a foul by José Martínez was seen against Gonzalo Plata.
The ‘Tri’ wants to get closer to Qatar
The ‘Tri’ climbed to third place in the standings with sixteen points by beating Bolivia and will have to seek a similar result to consolidate their classification for the World Cup.
The match should have been played last March, but was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and also due to the lack of support from European clubs, which refused to give up their players to the South American teams for fear of contagion from the COVID-19.
For its part, Venezuela is moving further and further away from the classification to Qatar 2022, suffering another setback against Brazil on Thursday, thus remaining in last place in the rankings table, with four points.
With information from EFE.