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Honduras vs. Ecuador: Goals and Highlights from Group E Match

Ecuador's Enner Valencia, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 20, 2014

Ecuador battled back to keep their Round of 16 hopes alive with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Ecuador. It was Ecuador's first win in a competitive match outside of Ecuador since 2009. 

Ecuador are now level Switzerland with three points in Group E, and with a better goal differential. 

Carlo Costly scored Honduras' first World Cup goal since 1982, capitalising from some sloppy Ecuadorian defending to give Honduras a 1-0 lead:

Honduras 1-0 , first Honduras goal in 510 minutes at the World Cup https://t.co/k1XxxmNvcy

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 20, 2014

Enner Valencia hit an equaliser moments later, getting on the end of a long, low pass through the Honduran defence: 

Enner Valencia scores 1-1 Ecuador https://t.co/UxqjWl5o4N

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 20, 2014

Valencia got his second and put Ecuador ahead with a headed goal off of a set piece in the 65th minute. 

Enner Valencia again Ecuador 2-1 https://t.co/eFy6SsH1g7

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 20, 2014

At least the Honduran fans were all in good spirits. 

Invisible piano https://t.co/wllrUQZpDo

— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) June 20, 2014

 

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