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Suarez opens in Copa América with goal and victory against Ecuador


The selection of Uruguay presented his candidacy for the title of America Cup in his debut in the competition with a bulging win against Ecuador, who did not give options with three goals in the first part, for a final 4-0 in a second time of procedure.

Theories that gave the Light blue as a strong candidate to add a new title to her list of 15 Copa America that accredit her as the most laureate, they proved themselves true in the light of the Mineirao de Belo Horizonte, where he boasted of being beaten before an Ecuador surpassed and disadvantaged after the expulsion of José Quintero.

Brightness Luis Suárez, owner and eager to enjoy after finishing the season prematurely with his club due to a meniscal injury to his right knee; did Edinson
Cavani with a shot of beautiful invoice. Both constitute the great Uruguayan threat, complemented with a goal of Nico Lodeiro, hat included.

A goal by Lodeiro laid the foundations for the victory of the Uruguayan team

It did not help Ecuador to have recovered 'in extremis' at the wheel of Jefferson Orejuela from his injury, since he practically did not play for the center. The bands were the breach by which the scheme 4-2-3-1 of the Colombian Hernán Darío 'Bolillo' Gómez made waters, in his first tournament after his return to the bench 'Tricolor'.

The meeting was supposed to be a duel between the celestial dynamite and the Ecuadorian order, but barely six minutes were enough for the first to prevail the second, those that Luis Suárez needed to win a ball on the right, run a few meters and put a center edge of the area.

The delivery was captured by Nico Lodeiro, and he could not manage it better: hat to the side José Quintero and low shot, inaccessible to the Ecuadorian goal Alexander Domínguez. The worked defensive framework of the 'Bolillo' had jumped through the air.

The rent could have doubled quickly, but Nahitán Nández's goal was canceled out of Edinson Cavani's previous game. In any case, Uruguay had the match where I needed it and football disappeared from Mineirao, since the air balloons and the game started.

Torreira and Cavani celebrate goal in own goal of Arturo Mina

Torreira and Cavani celebrate goal in own goal of Arturo Mina
(Luis Acosta / AFP)

In one of those the Ecuadorian side José Quintero jumped to clear on Lodeiro with his arms outstretched. The Brazilian referee Anderson Daronco showed him yellow, but advised by the video arbitration he went to see the repetition and changed the color of the card: direct red and expulsion.

Despite having a side like Antonio Valencia, 'Bolillo' opted to remove his enlistment, Angel Mena, to introduce a defender, Pedro Velasco, in search of greater security than ever found, because Uruguay continued to grow by the bands and dynamited the match by means of the stopped ball.

From the corner kick two more strokes came for the Charrúa sentence: a serve from the right, first headed by Lodeiro, then by Godín, ended in an acrobatic and wonderful shot by Edinson Cavani, a Chilean average to which the Ecuadorian defenders attended. almost like spectators.

The goal, scored when he ran the minute 33 broke back to an Ecuador that had tried to rearm and that just before the goal had started a promising combination on the right wing, but without auction. I would not try more in the first time.

The Uruguayan voracity had no end, nor did he know of trash minutes. When the break was already guessed, a new corner kick, this time from the profile contrary to the previous goal, ended at the foot of Luis Suarez, who surprised coming from behind to finish with rage and celebrate in the same way what seemed obviously a sentence.

After the break, more of the same. Again the set piece almost gives the quarter to Uruguay, but Cavani's spur shot came in an offside position.

The celestial monologue was only interrupted with tender and ineffective 'tricolor' escapes before a team with one more march, and in one (in another) air balloon, came the final 4-0, the involuntary work of the Ecuadorian center Arturo Mina.

Data sheet

Uruguay, 4 – Ecuador, 0

Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Martín Cáceres, José María Giménez, Diego Godín, Diego Laxalt; Nahitán Nández (Gastón Pereiro, min 64), Matías Vecino (Federico Valverde, min 80), Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolás Lodeiro (Lucas Torreira, min 74); Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez.

Selector: Óscar Washington Tabárez.

Ecuador: Alexander Domínguez; José Quintero, Arturo Mina, Gabriel Achillier, Beder Caicedo; Antonio Valencia, Jefferson Intriago, Jefferson Orejuela, Ayrton Preciado (Romario Ibarra, min 45); Ángel Mena (Pedro Velaco, min 29) and Enner Valencia.

Selector: Hernán Darío 'Bolillo' Gómez.

Goals: 1-0, min. 6: Lodeiro. 2-0, min. 33: Cavani. 3-0, min. 44: Luis Suárez. 4-0, min. 79: Arturo Mina, in own door.

Referee: the Brazilian Anderson Daronco. Yellow cards were sent to Uruguayans Lodeiro (14th minute) and Giménez (63rd minute), and Ecuadorian Quintero sent a red card (24th minute).

Incidents: match of the first day of Group C of the Copa América, played at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, before 13,611 spectators.


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