Friday, 9th June 2006
Outsiders Move In Front
Poland vs Ecuador
Poland and Ecuador had only played each other once; a recent friendly match in Barcelona, Spain (13th November, 2005). Poland won the game (3:0)
with goals from Tomasz Klos, Ebi Smolarek and Sebastian Mila.
Poland kicked-off the second game of the 2006 World Cup Finals but it
was the so-called outsiders in this encounter who shocked some European pundits when
Carlos Tenorio, who plays his football in Qatar, nodded Ecuador into the lead with 24
minutes played (0:1).
Within a few minutes, Agustin Delgado the provider had almost doubled
The second half didn't start much better for Poland. With over an hour
gone, the Poles still seemed short on ideas and lacked the movement needed to bring the
power of Teamgeist into the spirit of play.
Ecuador sealed victory ten minutes from time as a fluid move split the
Poland defence; with substitute Ivan Kaviedes beating the offside line to slip a neat pass
across to Augustin Delgado (0:2); as Poland will feel disappointed about the two attempts
at goal that hit the woodwork and could at least have given them a point, going into the Germany game.
Poland will have to beat the hosts now, if they hope to move onto the
Second Round, while Ecuador can feel comfortable ahead of their meeting with Costa Rica.
Poland 0 - Ecudaor 2
0:1 Carlos Tenori (24)
0:2 Agustin Delgado (80)
Our Man of The Match:
Agustin Delgado; scored the second goal and set up the first.
Poland: (Captain Jacek Bak)
1 Artur Boruc; 2 Mariusz Jop, 4 Marcin Baszczynski, 6 Jacek Bak,
14 Michal Zewlakow; 7 Radoslaw Sobolewsk, 8 Jacek Krzynowei,
10 Miroslaw Szymkowiakk, 15 Ebi Smolarek, 16 Arkadiusz Radomski;
9 Maciej Zurawski.
Ecuador: (Captain Ivan
Hurtado/Ulises De la Cruz)
12 Cristian Mora; 3 Ivan Hurtado, 4 Ulises De la Cruz, 17 Geovanny Espinoza, 18 Neicer
Reasco; 8 Edison Mendez, 14 Segundo Castillo, 16 Luis Valencia, 20 Edwin Tenorio; 11
Agustin Delgado, 21 Carlos Tenorio.
Kamikawa Toru (Japan)
65 Mins (Ecuador) - 10 Ivan Kaviedes on for 21 Carlos Tenorio
67 Mins (Poland) - 21 Ireneusz Jelen on for 7 Radoslaw Sobolewski
69 Mins (Ecuador) - 2 Jorge Guagua on for 3 Ivan Hurtado
77 Mins (Poland) - 5 Kamil Kosowski on for 8 Jacek Krzynowek
83 Mins (Ecuador) - 6 Patricio Urrutia on for 11 Agustin Delgado
84 Mins (Poland) - 23 Pawel Brozek on for 9 Maciej Zurawski
31 Mins - Ivan Hurtado (Ecuador)
36 Mins - Ebi Smolarek (Poland)
70 Mins - Edison Mendez (Ecuador)
No Red Cards.
2006 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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