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Portugal succumb at home to Ecuador

Published: Wednesday 6 February 2013, 23.15CET
Portugal 2-3 Ecuador
FC Lokomotiv Moskva's Felipe Caicedo struck the winner in a Guimaraes friendly in which the home team led with half an hour remaining.
by José Nuno Pimentel
Portugal succumb at home to Ecuador
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo looks to outpace Ecuador goalscorer Antonio Valencia ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 6 February 2013, 23.15CET

Portugal succumb at home to Ecuador

Portugal 2-3 Ecuador
FC Lokomotiv Moskva's Felipe Caicedo struck the winner in a Guimaraes friendly in which the home team led with half an hour remaining.

Portugal opened 2013 with their fourth straight winless game as they were beaten 3-2 at home in a friendly against Ecuador.

A crowd of 20,287 at the Estádio D. Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes looked set to see Paulo Bento's side end their bad run when Portugal went 2-1 up with 30 minutes to go, but an own goal and a late strike from former Sporting Clube de Portugal forward Felipe Caicedo – now at FC Lokomotiv Moskva – condemned them to a defeat.

Ecuador goalkeeper Máximo Banguera saved an early Cristiano Ronaldo shot, then denied Hélder Postiga from the rebound as Portugal made a bright start. However, the home support was soon silenced when Manchester United FC's Antonio Valencia rose above a defence featuring debutant Luís Neto to nod in Jefferson Montero's cross from the left.

Ronaldo equalised with his 38th goal in 101 internationals on 23 minutes, picking up a stylish back-heeled pass from Real Madrid CF team-mate Fábio Coentrão and eluding his marker to fire home. On the hour Portugal went ahead, Nani setting up Postiga for a close-range finish, yet within a minute a miscommunication between goalkeeper Eduardo and João Pereira, when Caicedo was trying to tee up a team-mate, led to the Valencia CF full-back scoring an own goal.

Caicedo then found the winner with a shot from the edge of the box with 20 minutes left, though Portugal substitute Custódio struck the bar with a header at the death. Third in FIFA World Cup Group F, level on points with Israel and five behind leaders Russia, Bento's team will hope their luck improves when they visit Israel (22 March) and Azerbaijan (26 March) in their next qualifiers.

Last updated: 07/02/13 10.00CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

Ecuador

Ecuador

1
EduardoEduardo (GK)
1
Máximo Banguera                                   Máximo Banguera
Yellow Card58
2
João PereiraJoão Pereira
Yellow Card44
Goal61
Substitution80
2
Juan Carlos ParedesJuan Carlos Paredes
3
Luís NetoLuís Neto
3
Gabriel AchilierGabriel Achilier
4
Bruno AlvesBruno Alves
4
Frickson ErazoFrickson Erazo
5
Fábio CoentrãoFábio Coentrão
Yellow Card90+3
5
Óscar BagüíÓscar Bagüí
6
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Substitution73
6
CastilloSegundo Castillo (C)
Substitution77
7
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
7
ValenciaAntonio Valencia
Goal2
Substitution85
8
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Substitution80
8
NoboaChristian Noboa
Yellow Card27
Substitution61
9
NaniNani
Substitution73
9
Jefferson MonteroJefferson Montero
Yellow Card44
Substitution61
10
RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo (C)
Goal23
Substitution62
10
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Yellow Card63
Goal70
Substitution71
11
Hélder PostigaHélder Postiga
Goal60
Substitution62
11
BenitezChristian Benitez

Substitutes

12
ÉderÉder
Substitution62
12
SaritamaLuis Saritama
Substitution61
13
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution62
13
Pedro QuiñónezPedro Quiñónez
Substitution61
14
CustódioCustódio
Substitution73
14
IbarraRenato Ibarra
Substitution71
15
Rúben AmorimRúben Amorim
Substitution73
15
LeonHenry Leon
Substitution77
16
DannyDanny
Substitution80
16
MoranteEduardo Morante
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+3
17
Nélson OliveiraNélson Oliveira
Substitution80

Coach

Paulo Bento (POR) Reinaldo Rueda (COL)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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