With an agonizing goal from Hincapié, Ecuador beat Honduras and now thinks about the Copa América

With an agonizing goal from Hincapié, Ecuador beat Honduras and now thinks about the Copa América
With an agonizing goal from Hincapié, Ecuador beat Honduras and now thinks about the Copa América

Ecuador achieved an agonizing 2-1 victory over Honduras in the last friendly before the Copa América 2024. Jeremy Sarmiento and Piero Hincapié scored the goals in the game played in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Félix Sánchez’s team was the clear dominator of the match, but had difficulty scoring before the Central Americans, led by an old acquaintance, Reinaldo Rueda.

The Tri showed an offensive team with a lot of presence in the rival areawith players with good footing and talent in attack, such as Jeremy Sarmiento, Kendry Páez and John Yeboah, who were joined by Moisés Caicedo and Enner Valencia.

Ecuador found the goal quickly, with a good definition from Jeremy Sarmiento at 8 minutes. The attacker of the Tri He scored his first goal with the national shirt, just on his 22nd birthday.

The Hondurans reached a tie in the same first half, with a penalty committed by Piero Hincapié, in a very subtle touch. Bryan Róchez made it 1-1 that would be final.

La Tri’s dominance became more noticeable in the second half, but they lacked solvency in the final third. Furthermore, goalkeeper Menjívar knew how to respond in Ecuador’s most important attempts.

Ecuador’s game was reloaded on the right wing, with the performance of Ángelo Preciado. Páez also joined in that place, to try to breach a very closed defense.

Finally, Ecuador was able to make the difference over the Hondurans thanks to Piero Hincapiéin their last preparation match.

Now he is getting ready for the official debut, against Venezuela, on June 22.

 
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