Ecuador vs. France: Highlights from Group E Match

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJune 25, 2014

Ecuador's Enner Valencia (13) heads the ball towards the goal which is saved by France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the first half during the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Ecuador face France in Group E, as the Ecuadorians hope to maintain their second position in the group to advance to the knockout stages. 

After a scoreless first half, things heated up a bit in the second. 

First Antoine Griezmann was narrowly denied due to a fantastic save from Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez. 

Dominguez great save denies Griezmann. #FRA #ECU https://t.co/6BOA6pMdvl

— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) June 25, 2014

Then Antonio Valencia was sent off, rightfully, for an extremely reckless challenge against Lucas Digne. 

Antoinio Valencia sent off for 2nd time in four games. #ecu need something special after this challenge. https://t.co/75VRMfRoiT

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) June 25, 2014

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