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Colombia cannot beat Ecuador in Barranquilla and qualification for Qatar 2022 is complicated
Colombia and Ecuador have equaled zero goals in the match corresponding to date 12 of the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022, said match was held at the Metropolitan Roberto Meléndez de Barranquilla, in a commitment that was full of much controversy and the var He ended up becoming the main protagonist of the game.
Ecuador achieved the objective it was looking for, which was to score points in Barranquilla, so until now it manages to continue in the third port of the tie only behind Brazil and Argentina, keeping 17 points, Colombia is in fourth position with 16 points, but very close to the teams that are in the lower positions.
The selection led by Argentine Gustavo Alfaro prevailed in the game against Colombia, who practically never let him have the ball, so they were the owners of possession.
Likewise, Ecuador defended very well from their forwards to the goalkeeper, Colombia could never achieve anything in the few arrivals that they had.
The Ecuadorian team came very close to going ahead on the scoreboard when Peruvian referee Diego Haro whistled a penalty against Colombia.
However, the penalty would be annulled after the VAR sanctioned an offside in the play prior to the foul that Gustavo Cuéllar had committed, so the home team was saved.
Another of the controversial plays of the game was when the var annulled Yerri Mina's goal at the last minute, a goal that would give the Colombians victory, but the var would annul it by a defender's hand.
On November 11, Colombia will visit Brazil and Ecuador will be hosting the Venezuelan national team. Another controversial move occurred in the last minute when Yerri Mina scored a goal for Colombia, but the VAR annulled it by the defender's hand. On November 11, Colombia will visit Brazil and Ecuador will receive Venezuela.
Colombia Vs Ecuador
The Colombian coach, Reinaldo Rueda proposed an appropriate team with the necessary players to face his rival Ecuador, where he presented very few variants with respect to the previous day and which also had the return of Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, one of its main figures, who could not be present against Brazil due to accumulation of yellow cards.
On the other hand, Duván Zapata was replacing Radamel Falcao García in the Colombian attack.
So far the qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup seems to be quite complicated from the third position down, so Ecuador and Colombia disputed a very important commitment where the three points were necessary for both.
However, a tie that has affected both in their aspirations to ensure their classification.
A victory for Colombia today would have allowed them to be able to leave the play-offs and get into the direct positions to the World Cup with only six dates remaining until the end of the qualifying rounds.
In addition, a victory would have allowed them to overcome Ecuador in the standings, who for now remain in third place in the standings.
It should be remembered that in the first match between the two held in Quinto on the fourth date of the tie, the Ecuadorian team beat Colombia 6-1, a defeat that cost the then Colombian coach Carlos Queiroz his job.