Ecuador knew they needed to get forward in the second half of their final group stage match against Senegal after falling down 1-0. Senegal would go to the knockout round if the result held and Moises Caicedo wasn’t having it.
ECUADOR TIES IT— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 29, 2022
As it stands Ecuador is heading to the knockout stage pic.twitter.com/vzUTCIwblM
A draw would send Ecuador to the knockout stage, so it was Senegal’s turn to get forward. Kalidou Koulibaly, normally known for his defensive prowess, made a rare move into the box on a free kick and was in the perfect spot following a deflection. He made no mistake with his shot and put Senegal back in position to advance.
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SENEGAL TAKES THE LEAD RIGHT BACK pic.twitter.com/1BwC2mYwkR
In re-taking the lead, Senegal now sits in second place in Group A while Ecuador drops back to third. Netherlands is beating Qatar 2-0 and is on track to win the group. Ecuador needs a draw to advance, so there is plenty still on the line for them as we head toward the final ten minutes and stoppage time. Look for Ecuador to get even more aggressive in desperation time.