Colombia edges Ecuador in Copa America opening night

Cuiaba, Brazil, Jun 13 (EFE).- With a goal by Edwin Cardona, Colombia beat Ecuador 1-0 Sunday at the Arena Pantanal stadium in Cuiaba in the second soccer match of Group B of the Copa America 2020.

Colombia joins Brazil in the top of the standings with three points, as the “Canarinha” beat Venezuela 3-0 in the match that inaugurated the tournament. Peru, the other team from Zone B, didn’t play.

The goal came in the 42nd minute in a play between Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Miguel Borja and Edwin Cardona.

Cardona himself began the action in a set piece action, passing to Cuadrado, who in turn filtered the ball from the right to Borja, who headed into the heart of the area at the Boca Juniors striker, who beat goalkeeper Pedro Ortiz.

The goal had been disallowed by Argentine referee Nestor Pitana for offside, but was given after a VAR review.

Colombia will face Venezuela on Thursday and Ecuador will rest. EFE


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