World Cup Qatar 2022: Enner Valencia among the scorers of the orbital event

Enner Valencia among the three goalscorers of the world cup.  REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Enner Valencia among the three goalscorers of the world cup. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

The Ecuadorian team began its participation in Qatar 2022 on the right foot, after beating the local team 2-0 with a brace from Enner Valencia, who incidentally became the top scorer of the three in the world championships by reaching five goals, surpassing the legendary Agustín Delgado.

The captain and flagship player of the Ecuadorian team had a dream debut with his team in his second world cup by giving him the victory that not only meant the first three points of the orbital contest for those led by Gustavo Alfaro, but also entered the book of history by being the first team to defeat the host country.

With his two goals against Qatar, Enner Valencia is one of the top scorers in the World Cup and will be able to increase his personal tally next Friday, November 25, when Ecuador meets the Netherlands at the Khalifa Stadium, who defeated their Senegal counterpart on Monday 2-0 with scores from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen.

The second day of the Qatar 2022 World Cup had three matches that had a good number of goals in the matches that featured the teams of England, Iran, the United States and Wales, who played at the close of the date.

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The first win of the world championship was led by England, which brought back bad memories for Carlos Queiroz with the Colombian team, beating Iran 6-2 with scores from Jude Bellingham, Buyaco Saka twice, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish. The two goals for the Asians were the work of the Porto striker, Medhi Taremi.

On the other hand, the United States had a bittersweet return to the world cup after drawing a goal with Wales. The set of the stars and stripes he started winning with a goal from Timothy Weah in the 36th minute. For the second part, the British reached a tie through Gareth Bale, who left things 1-1 over 82 minutes of play.

In this way, England partially assumes the leadership with three points, followed by the United States and Wales with one unit, while Iran is the bottom of Group B. The next outing for the English will be against the North American team on Friday, November 25 To Bayt Stadium. For its part, Queiroz’s squad will try to recover what they lost when they face the Red dragons.

In Group A, the Ecuadorian team leads with the same number of points as the Netherlands, while Senegal and Qatar are without units. The next games will be decisive, since the winner between the three and the Mechanical orange will approach the classification to the round of 16.

1. Enner Valencia (Ecuador): 2 goals

2. Buyaco Saka (England): 2 goals

3. Mehdi Taremi (Iran): 2 goals


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