Ecuador and Brazil played one of the wilder, incident-filled matches of the 2022 South American World Cup qualifying campaign. The result finished 1-1, but it was a match that featured seven yellow cards, two red cards, two other red cards that were rescinded after video review, and two Ecuador penalties that were also wiped away on review.
The draw allows Brazil to remain undefeated atop the South American qualifying table, while Ecuador tacks on another valuable point as it seeks to clinch the third automatic ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. A berth for La Tri seems all but certain with a seven point lead and only three matches remaining.
The opening five minutes were a sign of what was to come with Ecuador’s Enner Valencia missing a clear look at goal and Brazil’s Casemiro finding the breakthrough just moments later after cleaning up a chaotic sequence. In a