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2 vs 3
Played
February 6, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques — Guimarães
Referee:‬ M. Strahonja‎
Attendance:‬ 20288‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Portugal 2-3 Ecuador

Goal.com takes a closer look at the individual performances from the action at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques as Felipe Caicedo handed LaTri a shock late win

By Harry Slavin

  • Eduardo
    9
    33
    2.00

    Eduardo

    Not a performance this keeper will want to remember. Was caught in no man's land for the opening goal and was equally at fault for the own goal. Not a lot he could do about Caicedo's winner.

  • Bruno Alves
    7
    32
    2.50

    Bruno Alves

    Poor display from the central defender as he failed to command a shaky Portuguese back line. Conceded a silly free kick in the first half with a woeful tackle and was outshone by debutant Neto.

  • Fabio Coentrao
    40
    27
    3.00

    Fabio Coentrao

    Looked better going forward than he did in defence. Lovely bit of improvisation to set up Ronaldo and possibly should have scored himself.

  • João Pereira
    10
    39
    2.00

    João Pereira

    You cannot help but feel sorry for him, but his own goal will be posted around the internet tomorrow. Awful lapse in concentration and also went missing at right-back for the visitors' opener.

  • Neto
    23
    15
    3.50

    Neto

    The only bright point from Portugal's defensive display. Zenit's January signing will have done his prospects of a future call-up no harm with his assured display.

  • Joao Moutinho
    38
    13
    3.00

    Joao Moutinho

    Tried to pull the strings in midfield but was frustrated all night by a sturdy Ecuador defence. Managed to set up Coentrao but did not provide many other opportunities.

  • Miguel Veloso
    21
    19
    2.50

    Miguel Veloso

    Almost anonymous in the middle of the park as he left a lot of the work to fellow midfielders Moutinho and Meireles. Disappointing display.

  • Nani
    69
    20
    3.50

    Nani

    Weaved his way down the right and left flanks a number of times and was pretty productive in comparison with his team-mates. Almost set up a goal within the opening minute and did well to assist Postiga.

  • Raúl Meireles
    32
    23
    3.00

    Raúl Meireles

    Tireless performance from the Chelsea man but, like Moutinho, struggled to produce the magic to get past the South American defence.

  • C. Ronaldo
    157
    65
    3.50

    C. Ronaldo

    Got his goal on his 101st appearance in a Portugal shirt but would have liked more. A constant threat as ever and the home side lost their impetus when he left the field.

  • Hélder Postiga
    27
    15
    3.00

    Hélder Postiga

    Should have put his side ahead in the opening minute when connecting with the rebound from Ronaldo's effort. Made amends with easy finish from Nani's cross.

Substitutions

  • Custodio
    10
    8
    2.50

    Custodio

    Smacked the crossbar as the host's went in search of an equaliser.

  • Danny
    10
    12
    2.00

    Danny

    Could not add to the work by Veloso and Moutinho in midfield to penetrate the South American's back line.

  • Ruben Amorim
    5
    13
    2.00

    Ruben Amorim

    Did not add anything to the game with his late cameo.

  • Éder
    7
    11
    2.00

    Éder

    The Braga striker was thrown up top but could not get on the end of any real chance to get a goal.

  • Nélson Oliveira
    7
    13
    2.00

    Nélson Oliveira

    Not on long enough to make any impact.

  • Silvestre Varela
    12
    11
    2.00

    Silvestre Varela

    The Porto striker was left frustrated by a lack of opportunities as his team-mates failed to provide him with sufficient service.

  • Máximo Banguera
    24
    5
    3.00

    Máximo Banguera

    Made a couple of quality saves in the opening minute to deny Ronaldo and Postiga. Not much he could do about either goal but was able to rely on a good defensive performance in front of him.

  • Juan Carlos Paredes
    17
    7
    2.50

    Juan Carlos Paredes

    Had a few difficulties dealing with Ronaldo in the opening period but few wouldn't. The second goal came down his side but he was powerless to resist the trickery of Nani.

  • G. Achilier
    14
    7
    2.50

    G. Achilier

    Went missing early on when Portugal should have scored. Was able to form a strong centre-back partnership with Erazo after this.

  • O. Bagui
    15
    7
    2.50

    O. Bagui

    Strong performance on the left. Slow start as Nani showed him up for pace in the opening seconds but grew into the game after that along with the back four.

  • F. Erazo
    18
    6
    3.00

    F. Erazo

    Fantastic tackle to deny Nani in the first half when the tricky winger was clean through on goal. Looked solid at the back alongside Achilier as the hosts struggled to get on the end of crosses.

  • Antonio Valencia
    114
    10
    4.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Showed his class by producing at both ends of the pitch. Was able to open the scoring and help set up the third. As well as this he worked tirelessly to help out with defensive duties.

  • Jefferson Antonio Montero
    30
    4
    3.00

    Jefferson Antonio Montero

    Showed great pace to set up the opening goal and did well to pick out Valencia's run. Always looked a threat on the counterattack whenever La Tri got in possession.

  • C. Noboa
    19
    5
    2.50

    C. Noboa

    A player that had to work hard to contend with Portugal's trio in midfield, Noboa put in a decent shift that constantly disrupted the opposition's rhythm.

  • S. Castillo
    18
    5
    2.50

    S. Castillo

    Castillo's main role in the game was to disrupt opposition attacks and he succeeded to an extent, restricting the space afforded to the Portugal midfield.

  • Felipe Caicedo
    44
    4
    4.00

    Felipe Caicedo

    Great strike to seal the victory. The striker was also instrumental in the own goal as his clipped ball caused panic in the hosts' defence.

  • C. Benítez
    34
    4
    3.50

    C. Benítez

    The striker can be pleased with his performance as he formed a tricky partnership with Caicedo up top. Will have been disappointed not to add a fourth in stoppage time.

Substitutions

  • E. Morante
    11
    4
    2.50

    E. Morante

    Came on to sure up the defence and only had to deal with long balls into the box.

  • L. Saritama
    13
    3
    2.50

    L. Saritama

    Provided a much needed rest for some of the hard-working midfield as Ecuador saw out victory.

  • R. Ibarra
    16
    3
    2.50

    R. Ibarra

    Looked to pounce on any chance late on to add a fourth on the break but never got a real sniff.

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