‘Superman’ Valencia rescues Ecuador against Dutch
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DOHA: Ecuador’s “Superman” captain Enner Valencia led a feisty fightback today as the South Americans drew 1-1 with the Netherlands in Group A to keep both teams in pole position to reach the last 16 while ending Qatar’s chances of qualifying.
Valencia, 33, tapped in his third goal of the tournament from a rebound in the second half after Cody Gakpo had put the Dutch ahead in the sixth minute with a sizzling shot in a result that advanced both sides to four points.
Hosts Qatar lost their second successive game at their debut World Cup earlier today to Senegal.
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