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Ecuador 4-0 Haiti: Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia strike as side dominate to progress in the Copa America

Ecuador 4-0 Haiti: Antonio Valencia and Enner Valencia seal last-eight spot

  • Premier League duo struck as Ecuador dominated the encounter
  • Victory means Peru have to beat Brazil to progress to knockout round
  • A loss for Brazil would see Dunga’s side eliminated in the group stage 
  • Ecuador are guaranteed a place in the next stage of the Copa America

Ecuador reached the knockout stages of the Copa America by trouncing Haiti 4-0 in New Jersey on Sunday night.

Premier League duo Enner Valencia and Antonio Valencia scored a goal apiece either side of half-time as Ecuador swept through their opponents. 

Enner Valencia and Antonio Valencia celebrate the Manchester United winger’s goal for Ecuador on Sunday

Jaime Ayovi celebrates with Enner Valencia after scoring against Haiti in New Jersey to progress

Jaime Ayovi celebrates with Enner Valencia after scoring against Haiti in New Jersey to progress

Ecuador, who finished second in Group B after Peru’s stunning win against Brazil, will play Group A winners the USA on Thursday in Seattle.

West Ham’s Enner Valencia fired in a low shot in the 11th minute, taking a long ball from Christian Noboa from the corner of the six-yard box. 

Antonio Valencia dashes past a defender as Ecuador swept aside their opponents with ease on Sunday

Antonio Valencia dashes past a defender as Ecuador swept aside their opponents with ease on Sunday

West Ham forward Valencia struck the first goal of the game as Ecuador eased into the knockout round

West Ham forward Valencia struck the first goal of the game as Ecuador eased into the knockout round

He then turned provider with a lay-off to Jaime Ayovi and he rolled the ball past goalkeeper Johny Placide nine minutes later.

Noboa and Antonio Valencia added goals in the 57th and 78th minutes

Ecuador had 22 shots, including 10 on target, compared to just eight for Haiti, who finished the tournament with a minus-11 goal difference. 

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