With six different goal scorers, Argentina won 6-1 vs. Ecuador.
Three goals coming in the first half, Lionel Scaloni’s team were on fire with Marcos Acuna providing the quality. Acuna, who came on as a substitute vs. Germany, was involved in all three goals.
Argentina were awarded a corner kick and it was Marcos Acuna who sent in the cross which found Lucas Alario’s head. The striker headed it into the net to give Argentina the 1-0 lead.
Assist number two came shortly after. Another cross into the penalty area was blocked by Ecuadorian John Espinoza and it was an own goal for Argentina’s second of the match.
The third once more started from the left side as an Acuna low pass was sent in Lautaro Martinez’s direction but the Argentine was tripped and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Lautaro and Leandro Paredes exchanged a few words and it was Paredes who took the penalty and converted Argentina’s third.
Two changes were made at half time as Paulo Dybala came on for Lautaro Martinez and Guido Rodriguez on for Leandro Paredes.
With minutes played in the second half, Ecuador were awarded a free kick and would convert off their chance. Agustin Marchesin should have probably done better but it was Angel Mena who pulled one back for his team.
Nicolas Dominguez was brought in for goal scorer Lucas Alario.
Paulo Dybala would provide an assist. Argentina were awarded a free kick and it was taken by Dybala who sent in a cross which found captain German Pezzella who headed it for Argentina’s fourth of the game.
Matias Vargas was substituted in for Nicolas Gonzalez, Renzo Saravia for Juan Foyth and Leonardo Balerdi for German Pezzella.
A fifth goal would be scored as Nicolas Dominguez would fire in a low shot from outside of the penalty area for his first for Argentina.
Lucas Ocampos would make it 6-1 and get his second goal in two matches. Vargas would shoot but the goalkeeper would block it and Ocampos would get to the rebound, scoring off a difficult angle.
¡GOOOOOOOOOOL! A losa 86', Lucas Ocampos saca un remate, tras el rebote de Ortíz. Los de Scaloni se pasean, la Tricolor desdibujada por completo.#Argentina 6-1 #Ecuador#LaPazEstaentucancha @ElCanalDFutbol pic.twitter.com/wOJkbPcbsT— DIRECTV Ecuador (@DIRECTVEcuador) October 13, 2019