Ecuador defeats Peru 2-0 in qualifying
Edison Mendez and Cristian Benitez both scored in the second half Tuesday to guide Ecuador to a 2-0 victory over Peru in South American World Cup qualifying.
Mendez scored in the 69th minute, collecting a pass from Benitez to beat Peru keeper Raul Fernandez. Benitez got his goal in the 88th, set up by Jaime Ayovi.
Ecuador moved on to six points from three matches, while Peru has three from three matches. Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have played one fewer game than the other six teams in South American qualifying.
Ecuador: Maximo Banguera, Juan Carlos Paredes, Jairo Campos, Frickson Erazo (Eduardo Morante, 37), Walter Ayovi, Segundo Castillo, Luis Fernando Saritama, Luis Antonio Valencia, Joao Rojas (Edison Mendez, 45), Cristian Benitez, Jaime Ayovi.
Peru: Raul Fernandez, Renzo Revoredo, Santiago Acasiete, Christian Ramos, Walter Vilchez, Edwin Retamoso, Carlos Lobaton (Michael Guevara, 45), Jefferson Farfan (Luis Advincula, 66), Juan Vargas, Paolo Guerrero, Claudio Pizarro (William Chiroque, 63).