17 de julio de 2019
Hispanic World

Alexis takes Chile into Copa America quarter-finals with winner vs Ecuador

Salvador, Brazil, Jun 21 (efe-epa).- Chile on Friday got the ticket to the quarter-finals of the Copa America tournament with a 2-1 win against Ecuador thanks to a decisive goal by Alexis Sanchez, a result that left the Ecuadorians at the bottom of the Group C table.

Salvador, Brazil, Jun 21 (efe-epa).- Chile on Friday got the ticket to the quarter-finals of the Copa America tournament with a 2-1 win against Ecuador thanks to a decisive goal by Alexis Sanchez, a result that left the Ecuadorians at the bottom of the Group C table.

Meanwhile, Chile moved to the top of the group standings.

The Andean nation's upcoming match against Uruguay next Monday will determine who will move into the quarters as the highest-ranked team, while Ecuador's slim chances hinge on defeating Japan and hoping for a string of outcomes to advance as one of the top third-placed teams.

It was a hard-fought duel for Chile, who sealed the win with Alexis' goal at the start of the second half. Earlier in the first half, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida opened the scoring for the Chileans but the Ecuadorians drew with a converted penalty by Enner Valencia.

The game began with a brisk rhythm and intensity but with the passage of time, it became a tedious and dull affair with constant interruptions.

Fuenzalida struck very early for the Chileans, smashing a loose ball from the edge of the area into the far bottom corner of the goalpost.

The initially defensive stance of the Ecuadorians, who labored to get into the game, ended when Chilean goalkeeper Gabriel Arias committed a penalty that Valencia then converted to equal the score.

The rest of the first half had an extremely slow pace with constant interruptions, whether on account of fouls, injuries or VAR consultations.

Alexis, Chile's all-time top scorer, came to his team's rescue in the second half when Charles Aranguiz hit a cross from the right and the unmarked forward drove the ball home.

The goal injected fresh energy into Chile, who remained in control for the remainder of the game but missed a third goal opportunity off a header by Erick Pulgar.


Histórico de noticias
Guatemalan migrants return from US with complaints re treatment in shelters

By Emiliano Castro Saenz

Ecuadorian women scientists slam gender gap in their profession

By Christian A. Sanchez

Trump refuses to criticize Turkey after Ankara buys Russian missiles

Washington, Jul 16 (EFE).- President Donald Trump on Tuesday refused to criticize the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Pentagon blocked...

Los Angeles, Jul 16 (epa-efe).- "Game of Thrones" on Tuesday racked up a record 32 Emmy Award nominations, thus becoming the series that has received the...

Mexican nature preserve could take 200 years to recover from fire damage

By Lourdes Cruz

Paraguay taxi drivers again at war with Uber

Asuncion, Jul 16 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of taxi drivers suspended their service this Tuesday to again drive through the streets of Asuncion with a long...

Dried-up Aculeo Lagoon shows the woes of climate change in Chile

By Alberto Peña

Trump doubles down on tweets against Democratic congresswomen

By Lucia Leal.

Princess Mako thanks Bolivia for 120 years welcoming Japanese migrants

La Paz, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Princess Mako of Japan thanked Bolivia this Monday for the welcome it has extended over the past 120 years to Japanese migrants...

Mexico rules out being safe third country for migrants despite Trump's order

Mexico City, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard on Monday ruled out that his country would become a "safe third country" for...

Salvadoran woman charged with abortion says she is innocent

Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Twenty-one-year-old Salvadoran Evelyn Hernandez said Monday that she is innocent of aggravated murder for...

Billionaire Buffett's real estate unit joins forces with Spain's LARVIA

New York, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate unit of billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate,...

Residents of historic Panama neighborhood fight gentrification

By Maria M.Mur.

Pressure mounts for Puerto Rico governor's resignation amid scandal

San Juan, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- Pressure is mounting in Puerto Rico for Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign after the revelation of the contents of private online...

Trump says tariffs taking a toll on China's economy

Washington, Jul 15 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump said Monday that the tariffs imposed by his administration were taking a toll on China's economy,...

Barry weakens over Louisiana, but flooding alert remains in place

Washington, Jul 14 (efe-epa).- Tropical Storm Barry weakened to a tropical depression as it crossed the state of Louisiana on Sunday, heading...

San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico's Pompeii buried by Paricutin volcano

By Manuel Soberanes Cobo

Khya, a baby kangaroo being raised by humans in western Mexican city

By Mariana Gonzalez

Getting Florida coral to reproduce in captivity is big challenge

By Ivonne Malaver

Former FARC rebels turn to coffee growing in Colombia

By Claudia Polanco Yermanos

Mercosur to hold summit after long-awaited trade deal reached with EU

Natalia Kidd

Full-figured "Euphoria" star finding success while staying true to herself

Alicia Civita

Madonna, fervent fan of the life and works of Frida Kahlo

By Ines Amarelo

More and more reports of sexual abuse against minors in Panama

By Ana de Leon