The Chilean team added an important point in his quest to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after equal 0-0 against Ecuador at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium in Quito in a match corresponding to the eighth date of the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The game was key to recovering the course and not continue losing ground in the Positions table and for the same reason, the technician Martin Lasarte He had a surprise formation to withstand the arrivals of the locals and changed the usual scheme from 3-5-2 to 4-1-4-1.
In the first half, those led by Gustavo Alfaro generated the most dangerous occasions and disturbed the captain of La Roja, Claudio Bravo, who responded with great confidence to the onslaught of the locals. Two shots from medium distance forced the national goal to use extreme resources to keep his arc at zero.
The Chilean team, meanwhile, had approaches with medium-distance shots and a couple of headers in the area, but could not complicate the rival goalkeeper. One of the clearest was a free kick that Paulo Díaz failed to head in the small area.
In the complement for several passages, La Roja had control of the ball, but lacked depth to generate danger in the rival goal. What’s more, they were more approximations than real danger.
At 64 minutes, Ecuador he was left with one less player due to the expulsion of Junior Sornoza, who came in very hard and stomped on Claudio Baeza.
Despite having one less man, Ecuador maintained its good game and at times, made La Roja look bad, which again, found no answers from the bench and could not generate danger.
What’s more, the locals could win it with a clear header from Michael Estrada that left Bravo stopped and luckily, the ball was barely deflected from the goal of the national captain.
A draw with little taste, which at least helps Chile to add and Now he must focus on the game this Thursday 9 against Colombia in Barranquilla.