1 Honduras v Ecuador 2
Venue: Arena da Baixada,Curitiba
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As it happened: Honduras v Ecuador

2014-06-20 00:00
Last Updated at 01:19
21 Jun 01:59

It's Ecuador's night as they take three invaluable points against a feisty match against Honduras.

Honduras opened the scoring through Costly but the lead was cancelled out shortly by Enner Valencia.

Enner Valencia then headed his side into the lead and from then on Honduras could only try in vain to cross the Ecuadorian goalline.

They had only 51% possession and had 4 less shots on target than the losers but were the better side on the night as they controlled their possession well and utilised the flanks to good effect.

Group E is still wide open with France on 6 points, Switzerland and Ecuador on 3 points while Honduras remain on 0 points.

21 Jun 01:53

Ecuador have won it!!!

A come from behind 2 -1 victory over Honduras.

21 Jun 01:51

90' + 2' Another goal disallowed. No hat-trick for Enner Valencia.

Ref had blown his whistle.

What for Mr Williams? What for?

21 Jun 01:50
Four added minutes. Achiler comes on for Montero, time wasting and another defender on the park.
21 Jun 01:49

89' Take a bow Enner Valencia. Been fantastic from start to finish.

I can't wait to hear the roar of this crowd when full time goes.

21 Jun 01:47

88' Ecuador can't breach the Honduras defence which consists of only 3 players now.

21 Jun 01:46

87' Honduras going into all out attack mode. 

Playing 4 or 5 up front.

Figueroa with an average cross.

21 Jun 01:46

86' Just over 49 000 fans packed in to see this great SWC match.

It's had it all, bar a red card.

21 Jun 01:45

85' Figueroa!!! Screamer that goes just over the Ecuadorian goals.

So close to an equaliser.

21 Jun 01:44

84' Enner Valencia going for his hat-trick hits his freekick straight at the keeper.

No hat-trick and no lead in the golden boot.

21 Jun 01:42

Plenty of subs on now.

Will this affect the fluidity of the game?

Oh yes, what fluidity?

21 Jun 01:41

81' Edison Mendez, the 35 year old Ecuadorian, comes on to make a national record 8th SWC appearance.

His 112th cap for Ecuador.

21 Jun 01:39
As crazy as it is, Honduras are not out automatically out of the SWC - despite losing two in a row - almost impossible for them to progress but not definitely out.
21 Jun 01:38
79' Costly looks miffed with Espinoza after Espinoza fires his shot over the bar and into Row M.
21 Jun 01:36
76' Corner for Honduras. Poor delivery and the ball is cleared to safety by the Ecuadorian defence.
21 Jun 01:33

Just 15 minutes left for Honduras to grab an equaliser.

I can't see it happening though.

21 Jun 01:32


100% of Valencias have been shown the slice of cheese.


21 Jun 01:31
72' Slice of cheese for Enner Valencia for kicking the ball away. He just loves the cheese.
21 Jun 01:29
70' Substitution for Honduras. Garrido off for Martinez.
21 Jun 01:26
Ecuador have come from behind to lead 2 -1. Both goals scored by VALENCIA, ENNER VALENCIA.
21 Jun 01:24
Great free kick by Ayovi and a solid header by goal machine ENNER VALENCIA!
21 Jun 01:24



21 Jun 01:23
21 Jun 01:23

63' Guagua misses a free header.

Do Ecuador not want to win?

21 Jun 01:22


11th corner to Ecuador

21 Jun 01:21

62' Costly (Hon) caught offsides. Otherwise Honduras were in for their second goal.

A good metre offside.

21 Jun 01:21
Antonio Valencia has been poor tonight. Has not delivered any decent crosses and is easily his side's 5th best player.
21 Jun 01:20

61' Free header for Erazo and he blasts it into Row X.


21 Jun 01:19

59' Great strike by Bengston (Hon) but his low driven shot is saved and turned away for a corner.

The resultant corner falls to Claros who blasts wide.

21 Jun 01:17
57' Caicedo goes down. So close to both a goal scoring effort and a penalty. Neither is the result. Figueroa lucky not to have given away the spot kick.
21 Jun 01:16
56' Antonio Valencia is a fan of the cheese. Aussie ref Williams dishes one out to the Manchester United player.
21 Jun 01:15
56' The second half has been a scrappy affair. Neither side keeping the ball safe.
21 Jun 01:13
Honduras had a chance at a counter attack but held the ball up on the half way line before losing the ball.
21 Jun 01:13
54' Another corner, taken short by Montero. Honduras break..
21 Jun 01:12
53' Ecuador corner. Montero wins the corner from Beckeles as he tried to round the Hondurian towards the goal.
21 Jun 01:10

Home comforts:

In SWC qualifying, Ecuador did not pick up a win away from home.

Only Argentina managed points in Quito.

21 Jun 01:09

49' Enner Valencia is everywhere. He is involved in every good movement for Ecuador.

I hope his agent has his phone charged.


21 Jun 01:08
Tame and is headed away. Ecuador build up from the back now and are content to keep possession.
21 Jun 01:07
47' Bernandez (Hon) fouls Enner Valencia. Ayovi with the free kick for Ecuador.