Ecuador vs Japan (1-1)
Ecuador and Japan contend out a 1-1 draw that saw each nation build group-stage exits at the Copa America on a weekday.
Shoya Nakajima’s opener for Japan was off out by Angel Mena throughout the first half the cluster C clash in the metropolis.
Ecuador and Japan searched for a winner; however, all over up enjoying out a draw that suited neither team as they bid to succeed in the quarter-finals.
A success would have seen either advance joined of the most active third-placed groups, but they’re instead each going home.
Both groups created a comparatively aggressive begin, attempting their luck from a distance within the gap stages.
But Japan took the lead within the fifteenth minute through Nakajima’s fine strike.
Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez sweptback a ball in behind straight to Nakajima, whose 25-yard effort went in via the side of the crossbar with the keeper stranded.
Enner Valencia ought to have brought Ecuador level eight minutes later. However, his shot from shut vary was tame and well saved by a scrambling Eiji Kawashima when a reduced turnover by Japan.
However, Ecuador equalized ten minutes before half-time because of Mena.
Robert Arboleda held a volley well saved by Kawashima. However, Mena was accessible to faucet away from the rebound and built it 1-1.
Ecuador created a higher begin to half. However, Japan virtually fixed up their lead, Naomichi Ueda heading a set-piece straight at Dominguez within the 66th minute.
Pedro Pablo Velasco laid-off wide for Ecuador midway through the half and each group pushed within the closing stages, however, struggled to form clear-cut opportunities, Daizen Maeda dissipation a one-on-one probability for Japan within the ninetieth minute.
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|35′||Ecuador||A. I. Mena Delgado|
|23||Jhegson Mendez Carabali|
Ecuador – Japan Match Statistics
|3||Shots on goal||5|
|11||Shots off goal||5|
|11||Shots inside box||5|
|4||Shots outside box||7|