Venezuela, owned by José Peseiro, on Sunday conquered another ‘heroic’ point in the 2021 edition of the Copa América in football, by drawing 2 goals with Ecuador, in the third round of Group B, in Rio de Janeiro.
After 0-0 with Colombia in the second round, after 0-3 with Brazil opening, the ‘red wine’ team was twice at a disadvantage against the Ecuadorians, at ‘Engenhão’, but always responded, ending up sealing the final 2-2 already in discounts.
In the 90+1 minute, Edson Castillo crossed just in front of the midfield and Ronald Hernández appeared in the area with a perfect header, just outside Pedro Ortiz’s reach, causing a huge celebration among the Venezuelan players.
The player who provided the assist for Venezuela’s second goal scored the first, in the 51st minute, also with a header, after a cross from the right by José Martínez.
The Ecuadorians came forward for the first time in the 39th minute, with a goal from Ayton Preciado, after a free-kick from Pervis Estupiñán and a great confusion in the Venezuelan area, with Faríñez still holding a first shot.
In the 71st minute, Ecuador still reached 2-1, through Gonzalo Plata, a Sporting player, who, entered at 68, ran almost the entire field, after a corner for the Venezuelans, was still contradicted by the goalkeeper Faríñez, but, after a reload from Noboa that a defender saved, it landed unopposed.
At the end of added time, in the 90+6 minute, Ecuador still had a great opportunity to reach the third goal, but Faríñez saved it in response to Leonardo Campana’s shot, securing the second point for Peseiro’s team.
In the Venezuelan team, Sema Velázquez, Arouca player, played the 90 minutes, he was one of the many footballers called in at the last minute by José Peseiro, following a series of positive cases to the new coronavirus that decimated the team.
With this result, in the opening game of the third round of Group B, Brazil (two games) has six points, against four by Colombia (two), two by Venezuela (three), one by Ecuador (two) and none by Peru (a).
Round 3, in which host Brazil is off, closes with the clash between Colombia and Peru, in Goiânia.
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