PERU DEFEAT PARAGUAY, ECUADOR PLAY DRAW WITH VENEZUELA

South American sides Ecuador and Venezuela played a draw on Thursday night when they clashed.


Mikel Villanueva had an own goal in the 29th minute while Junior Moreno scored through a powerful shot from the centre of the box after receiving an assist from ArquimedesFiguera.

The teams played a 1-1 draw at half time and there was no change when the game ended. However, Figuera received marching orders in the 75th minute for a second yellow card.

When Peru and Paraguay met in a friendly game at Trujillo, Paolo Guerrero’s 75th minute effort was the difference in the 1-0 win. Rodrigo Rojas has fouled Miguel Trauco, picking up his second yellow card of the game. The visitors were down to ten men.

Football in Peru has been developing of recent. They play Jamaica in their next game. The friendly game would hold on June 13.

Elsewhere in football’s most iconic rivalries, Argentina defeated Brazil in a superclasico in Australia. Sevilla defender Garbiel Mercado scored the sole goal that separated the bitter rivals as over 95,000 fans gathered to watch the star studded game. Funny enough only 31 percent saw the game the Socceroos played against Saudi Arabia in the crucial World Cup fixture. Read More “PERU DEFEAT PARAGUAY, ECUADOR PLAY DRAW WITH VENEZUELA”

SANCHEZ SCORES TWICE IN 3-1 URUGUAY WIN

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Chile defeated Uruguay 3-1 in a crucial CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier.


The forward only just returned from a hamstring injury with the club warning Chile not to risk him. Sanchez played anyway, and he was heavily strapped yet he scored two times in 16 minutes. He received an overwhelming standing ovation when he exited the pitch in the 84th minute.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger warned sternly that playing in the game would be a “suicidal decision” for Sanchez as it might leave him with a more serious injury. Wenger was not ready to risk the striker as it could impact Arsenal’s title chase in a very competitive term. Sanchez’s display will allay the French tactician’s fears going into the game against Manchester United this weekend.

Edison Cavani opened scoring for Uruguay within 15 minutes before Chile got an equalizer just before the recess. Eduardo Vargas’ header did the magic, and Sanchez put them ahead in the 60th minute. He got the second goal as well, sending fans wild. Everyone knew what a victory would do to their World Cup hopes, particularly as they battle Argentina for a spot in Russia 2018. Read More “SANCHEZ SCORES TWICE IN 3-1 URUGUAY WIN”