Poland v Ecuador, 09 June 2006

Score2-0 to Ecuador
RefereeToru Kamikawa
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group A
VenueVeltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
Attendance52,000
Kick-Off 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Yoshikazu Hiroshima (Japan) Kim Dae-young (Korea Republic) Fourth official: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia) Fifth official: Roman Slysko (Slovakia) Man of the Match: Agustín Delgado (Ecuador) Goals from Carlos Tenorio and Agustin Delgado proved enough to give Ecuador a deserved victory over World Cup Group A rivals Poland in Gelsenkirchen. Tenorio nodded past Poland keeper Artur Boruc after connecting with a headed flick-on from Delgado. Delgado tapped in the second after Ivan Kaviedes sprung the offside trap to lay the ball into his path. Poland came closest when Ireneusz Jelen and Pawel Brozek hit the woodwork with fierce shots in the second half. The result is a massive boost for Ecuador and their chances of taking second spot in Group A.

0  Poland

Manager: Pawal Janas

2  Ecuador

Manager: Luis Fernando Suarez

Goals:

Goals:

Carlos Tenorio 24 G
Agustin Delgado 80 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc
Defender Jacek Bak (captain)
Defender Mariusz Jop
Defender Michal Zewlakow
Midfielder Jacek Krzynowek
Midfielder Arek Radomski
Midfielder Radoslaw Sobolewski
Midfielder Miroslav Szymkowiak
Forward Ebi Smolarek
Forward Maciej Zurawski

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Cristian Mora
Defender Ivan Hurtado (captain)
Defender Neicer Reasco
Defender/Centre back Giovanny Espinoza
Defender/Midfielder Ulises de la Cruz
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Segundo Castillo
Midfielder Edison Mendez
Midfielder Edwin Tenorio
Forward Agustin Delgado
Forward Carlos Tenorio

Substitutions:

Ireneusz Jelen for Radoslaw Sobolewski 68
Kamil Kosowski for Jacek Krzynowek 78
Pawel Brozek for Maciej Zurawski 83

Substitutions:

Ivan Kaviedes for Carlos Tenorio 65
Jorge Guagua for Ivan Hurtado 69
Patricio Urrutia for Agustin Delgado 83

Cards:

Ebi Smolarek 37 Y

Cards:

Ivan Hurtado 31 Y
Edison Mendez 70 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak
Defender Bartosz Bosacki
Defender Dariusz Dudka
Midfielder Piotr Giza
Midfielder Kamil Kosowski
Midfielder Mariusz Lewandowski
Midfielder Sebastian Mila
Forward Pawel Brozek
Forward Ireneusz Jelen
Forward Grzegorz Rasiak

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Damian Lanza
Goalkeeper Edwin Villafuerte
Defender Paul Ambrosi
Defender Marlon Ayovi
Defender Jorge Guagua
Midfielder Cristian Lara
Midfielder Luis Saritama
Midfielder Patricio Urrutia
Forward Felix Borja
Forward Ivan Kaviedes

Comments:

Poland's starting line-up is believed to be the oldest in the history of the World Cup finals. Poland have now failed to score in the first game of their last five World Cup finals.

Comments:

Ecuador's only previous win in the World Cup finals was a 1-0 victory against Croatia in 2002. Carlos Tenorio becomes only the third Ecuador player to score in the World Cup finals.