Peru saved the tie this Wednesday against Ecuador, after starting losing 2-0 and coming back in the second half, and with 4 points he was on the verge of qualifying, while the Ecuadorians, with two points, were in danger of being eliminated, in the absence of his last game against Brazil.
Peru took advantage of its experience on the renewed Ecuadorian team, which paid dearly for the anxiety, the disorder, and returned to be left with a taste of defeat -with Venezuela they also drew 2-2-, because their defensive errors were again taken advantage of by the rival, who with the tie was pending their match on the last date against Venezuela. On the fourth day of group B of the America Cup, La Tri put pressure on the opposing frame and enjoyed three shots on goal in the first 10 minutes. The attacker Leonardo Campana, the midfielders Moisés Caicedo and Alan Franco were the ones who missed the chances.
The Inca team responded with his characteristic style: to wait with order and go out in quick counterattacks, but the Ecuadorian defenders managed to recover and avoid the danger in the goal of the debutant Argentine-Ecuadorian goalkeeper Hernán Galíndez. Thus, Caicedo recovered the ball and enabled the left defender Pervis Estupiñán, who as he walked sent a pass between the goalkeeper and the Peruvian defenders, Franco arrived at the auction, but the midfielder anticipated Renato Tapia, who pushed the ball in a clear own goal, in the 23rd minute.
At the end of the first half, Ecuador wasted another option with a low shot by Campana near the left post.
The second Ecuadorian goal was made from a free kick by Damián Díaz, which no Peruvian managed to reject and took advantage of Ayrton Preciado to shoot and score at will from close range in minute 47. Preciado joins Ángel Romero and Eduardo Vargas at the top of the scorers, all with two annotations to their credit.
Those led by Ricardo Gareca came out in the second half with everything in search of goals and a long-distance shot from Tapia passed next to the upper right corner and in the next action, Lapadula, with a cross shot, beat Galíndez, after a precise pass from midfielder Christian Cueva, in the 49th minute.
The Peruvian tying goal came from a bad defensive move by the rival. Lapadula took advantage of a slip from defender Robert Arboleda, gave a pass for the attacker Cheek and he scored at pleasure in the 53rd minute.
The game was stopped in the 66th minute, due to a controversial action within the Peruvian area, the Spanish referee Jesús Gil Manzano waited for advice from the VAR, resumed, but stopped again, and then ratified his initial position that there was no penalty.
The impact of the tie disordered Ecuador, who most eagerly tried to score the winning goal and left many spaces in his defensive zone. At the end of the game, goalkeeper Galíndez saved Ecuador from defeat, managed to reject the shot of midfielder Yosimar Yotún. In the last action of the match, Jesús Gil Manzano stopped the match to observe the VAR for an alleged foul in the Peruvian area, but without going to the review he concluded the match.