Colombia beats Ecuador 2-0 in friendly

Colombia downed Ecuador 2-0 on goals by FC Porto’s Freddy Guarin and Radamel Falcao in Saturday’s friendly at Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.

Impressive midfielder Guarin put Colombia ahead in the 24th minute, beating Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez just inside the post from a free-kick.

Ecuador pressed forward looking for the equalizer in the second half, but it paid the price when Guarin set up Falcao to seal the victory in the 74th minute with a left-footed finish from inside the area.

Both sides travel to The Hague, where Colombia will play Chile on Tuesday while Ecuador faces Peru in friendlies between teams preparing for this summer’s Copa America in Argentina.

Line-ups:

Colombia: David Ospina, Camilo Zuniga, Mario Yepes, Luis Amaranto Perea, Pablo Armero, Abel Aguilar, Carlos Sanchez, Freddy Guarin, Elkin Soto (Adrian Ramos, 44), Victor Hugo Montano (Carlos Carbonero, 52), Radamel Falcao (Hugo Rodallega, 85).

Ecuador: Alexander Dominguez, Juan Carlos Paredes, Jairo Campos, Isaac Mina, Walter Ayovi (Jefferson Montero, 65), Giovanni Nazareno, Luis Saritama, Segundo Castillo (Pablo Palacios, 75), Antonio Valencia (Edson Montano, 75), Cristian Noboa y Jaime Ayovi.