Two goals from Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a comfortable 2-0 win in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup after a disappointing display from the host nation Qatar.
Felix Sanchez’s side became the first hosts to lose the opening match of a World Cup, while Ecuador were able to coast to victory after dominating the first 45 minutes.
He was involved in nearly everything for Ecuador. He had a goal disallowed by VAR, won a penalty, scored it, added a great header, and then went off injured before coming back on. Then he made way with 15 minutes to go, and had an ice pack on his right knee as the game wound to a close.