Key Moments Goals, Fouls, and Near Misses Analyzed Ecuador vs. Venezuela
Key Moments Goals, Fouls, and Near Misses Analyzed Ecuador vs. Venezuela

Actiongamesnow looks at the most talked-about parts of the Copa America 2024 Group B match between Venezuela and Ecuador at Levi’s Stadium.

Kendry Paez, who is going to Chelsea, strikes

Seventeen-year-old Defenders for Venezuela are fouling Kendry Paez on the right wing because of how fast and clever he is. The teenager is going to Chelsea and has scored a goal for his country. He is one of the stars to watch in the Copa America 2024.

Valencia looks at Red and wants to karate kick Martinez in the chest.

A striker from Ecuador named Enner Valencia was sent off in the 22nd minute for a late and dangerous hit on a defender from Venezuela named Jose Martinez. La Tri had a chance to go ahead when John Yeboah shot from inside the box, but Romo saved it. Valencia also tried to get to the ball. It was too late for him to challenge Martinez, though.

The judge first gave the striker a yellow card, but after checking with VAR, he changed his mind and gave him a straight red. He was late, his challenge was high, and his studs were showing. They should have been given a red card.

Sarmiento’s stunning goal puts Ecuador ahead.

La Tri takes the lead with a goal from outside the box by Jeremy Sarmiento in the 40th minute. And the Venezuelan defense stood up to a great counterattack. Venezuela’s Yordan Osorio makes a foul, which gives Ecuador a rare chance to start a set piece.

When the free kick comes in, Sarmiento shoots with his right foot from the middle of the box to the bottom right corner, giving his team the lead.

Four yellows and one red until halftime

The first match in Group B has turned into a wrestling match. At Levi’s Stadium, the game began with players from both teams battling for every lost ball and adding a rough element to the game. In the first 45 minutes, Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan had to book several players to keep them in line.

After Ecuador’s Enner Valencia was sent off for a rough tackle, Kendry Paez and Jeremy Sarmiento, two attackers for La Tri, also got sent off. On the other hand, Roldan also warned Cristian Casseres Jr. and Darwin Machis of Venezuela.

Cadiz, a super-sub, evens things up for Venezuela.

Fill in for Jhonder Cadiz finishes the game well for Venezuela. His shot from the middle of the box with his right foot went into the bottom right corner. Salomon Rondon, who is La Vinotinto’s star player, helped Cadiz.

To Venezuela, Bello gives the lead.

Eduard Bello, who is another super-sub, gives Venezuela the lead. La Vinotinto is finally taking advantage of the fact that they have more people than the other team. In the 73rd minute, he scored with his right foot from the right side of the six-yard box into the bottom right corner, giving Venezuela a 2-1 lead.

Key Events

91 minutes
Swapping out, Venezuela. Yangel Herrera is replaced by Tomás Rincón.

83 minutes
Swapping out, Venezuela. Salomón Rondón is replaced by Eric Ramírez.

83 minutes
Swapping out, Venezuela. Yeferson Soteldo is replaced by Jefferson Savarino.

78 minutes
Switching things up, Ecuador. Alan Franco is replaced by Jordy Caicedo.

78 minutes
Switching things up, Ecuador. Alan Minda takes over for Kendry Páez.

73 minutes
Aim! Ecuador got one and Venezuela got two. With his right foot, Eduard Bello of Venezuela hit the ball from the right side of the six-yard box into the bottom right corner.

63 minutes
Aim! Ecuador got one and Venezuela got one. Guatemala’s Jhonder Cádiz hits the bottom right corner with a right footed shot from the middle of the box. Salomón Rondón helped out.

62 minutes
Switching things up, Ecuador. Jeremy Sarmiento is replaced by Carlos Gruezo.

45 minutes
Swapping out, Venezuela. Cristian Cásseres is replaced by Eduard Bello.

45 minutes
Swapping out, Venezuela. Darwin Machís is replaced by Jhonder Cádiz.

46 minutes
Cristian Cásseres of Venezuela gets a yellow card for a bad foul.

45 minutes
Kendry Páez from Ecuador gets a yellow card for a bad foul.

39 minutes
Aim! Ecuador scored one goal and Venezuela did not. After a set piece, Jeremy Sarmiento (Ecuador) hit with his right foot from the middle of the box to the bottom right corner.

34 minutes
Switching things up, Ecuador. John Yeboah is replaced by Kevin Rodríguez.

30 minutes
Darwin Machís (Venezuela) gets a yellow card.

28 minutes
The Ecuadorian Jeremy Sarmiento gets a yellow card for a bad foul.

21 minutes
Enter Valencia (Ecuador) gets a red card.

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