january 20, 2013 • 11:51 PM
• last update 11:57 PM
Colombia beats Ecuador in U-20 hexagonal
Colombia celebrated a 2-1 win over Ecuador. Foto: AFP
Colombia's U-20 team defeated Ecuador 2-1 in the Hexagonal Final of the South American U-20 Youth Championships in Argentina Sunday.
Juan Nieto and Juan Fernando Quintero scored for Colombia, while Miguel Parrales scored for Ecuador.
Both teams were strong in the midfield in the first half, with Ecuador generating more chances on goal.
Uchiari for Ecuador and Quintero for Colombia both pressured the goal.
Mauricio Cuero set up Nieto for the first goal, and Quintero made it 2-0 before Parrales responded with afine header in the 39th minute.
On the next date, Peru takes on Colombia, while Paraguay plays Ecuador.
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Colombia and Ecuador made their debuts in the hexagonal final of the South American U-20 Youth Championships Sunday.