Ecuador, Honduras Video Highlights, Live Score: 2-1 Win for Ecuador as Valencia, Costly Score Goals

The match between Ecuador and Honduras ends 2-1 in favor of Ecuador.

Enner Valencia notched two goals, one in the 35th minute and another in the 65th minute, to seal the victory for Ecuador.

 

 Carlo Costly scored the first goal in the Honduras-Ecuador World Cup match on June 20.

The Honduras player finally put his team on the board. Honduras hadn’t scored a goal for 505 minutes, across their last FIFA games.

It was also the team’s first World Cup goal since 1982.

But Enner Valencia got an equalizer in the 35th minute to tie the game.

 

See an Associated Press story from before the game below.

Honduras brings in Boniek Garcia for Najar 

CURITIBA, Brazil—Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez will start Oscar Boniek Garcia at the expense of 21-year-old winger Andy Najar in Friday’s World Cup Group E match against Ecuador.

Jorge Claros replaces the suspended Wilson Palacios in the only other change to the Honduras team which lost its opener 3-0 to France.

Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda has made one change to the team which lost its opening match 2-1 to Switzerland, bringing in midfielder Oswaldo Minda for Carlos Gruezo.

Following France’s 5-2 win over Switzerland earlier Friday, the winner of the game at the Arena da Baixada could go second in the group.

Lineups:

Honduras: Noel Valladares, Brayan Beckeles, Maynor Figueroa, Victor Bernardez, Emilio Izaguirre, Luis Garrido, Jorge Claros, Carlo Costly, Roger Espinoza, Jerry Bengtson, Oscar Boniek Garcia

Ecuador: Alexander Dominguez, Juan Carlos Paredes, Walter Ayovi, Jorge Guagua, Frickson Erazo, Antonio Valencia, Christian Noboa, Jefferson Montero, Felipe Caicedo, Enner Valencia, Oswaldo Minda.

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