Brazil vs Ecuador LIVE Score and commentary, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJun 05, 2021 08:05 IST

Brazil 2-0 Ecuador (Richarlison 65', Neymar 90+4') FT


08:05 (IST)5 JUN 2021

That's it from me, Sunaadh Sagar, today. Thanks for joining me watch Brazil toil to their fifth win in as many games. Do check back for all of Sportskeeda's post match content and live coverage of the forthcoming Euros and Copa America.


08:03 (IST)5 JUN 2021

Full time: Brazil 2-0 Ecuador

For all the hype of the goal-scoring prowess coming into the game, it was an attritional affair, with both sides looking quite poor in the first half. Brazil started the second period in the ascendancy and their dominance told in the 65th minute, with Richarlison hammering Brazil into the lead. Neymar scored a late penalty to add gloss to the scoreline, which was harsh on Ecuador, who deserved more from this game.

The result keeps Brazil in top spot with 15 points from 5 games, four clear of Argentina in second. Ecuador remain in third on 9 points, facing Peru next, while Brazil make a trip to Paraguay ahead of the Copa America.

08:00 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+8' The referee blows for full time! Brazil 2-0 Ecuador

07:59 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+7' Ecuador to their credit are still attempting to score, but little comes from a corner.

07:58 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+6' It's anyone's guess how many minutes of added time will be played, with no information from the referee.

07:56 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+4' Neymar repeats his stuttering run up again, and opts for the other corner this time, with Dominguez going the wrong way and watching in agony as the ball is chipped into the net.

07:55 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+4' GOAAAAL!!!! Neymar makes it 2-0 to Brazil

07:54 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+1' VAR contacts the referee and the penalty will be retaken as Dominguez was off his line. The Ecuadorian goalkeeper earns a yellow card for his protests, which has some merit as his heel was very, very close to the line.

07:52 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90+1' SAVE! Neymar stutters in his run-up and sends in an awful penalty, with Dominguez diving the right way and saving with ease!

07:52 (IST)5 JUN 2021

90' SUBSTITUTION: Richarlison is replaced by Fabinho

07:51 (IST)5 JUN 2021

89' PENALTY! Preciado catches Jesus in the box and after a VAR review, Brazil are awarded a penalty. Neymar steps up to take it....

07:50 (IST)5 JUN 2021

89' The referee is called over to the pitch-side monitor and he chooses to award a penalty for Brazil!

07:48 (IST)5 JUN 2021

86' A VAR check is going on for a potential foul on Gabriel Jesus in the box... The referee had awarded it as a free-kick in Ecuador's favour.

07:47 (IST)5 JUN 2021

85' CHANCE! Neymar dances a merry tune in the box and finds Gabriel Jesus with a clever cross, but he takes too long and the ball is cleared out to Paqueta. Dominguez has no problems with his low drive.

07:46 (IST)5 JUN 2021

84' SUBSTITUTION: Juan Cazares comes on to replace Angel Mena for Ecuador.

07:45 (IST)5 JUN 2021

83' CHANCE! Neymar finds Richarlison in the same spot from which he scored, but he opts to roll the ball to Firmino at the far post. Xavier Arreaga is on hand to clear the ball out for a corner, saving a certain goal.

07:43 (IST)5 JUN 2021

81' Tite is livid as Estupinan goes down with ease under a challenge from Gabriel Jesus and earns a free-kick. 

07:42 (IST)5 JUN 2021

80' CHANCE! Estupinan's early cross from the left catches out Alisson, who flaps at the ball near the far post and concedes a corner. Angel Mena gets two bites of the cherry while delivering the ball from the right, but Brazil clear with ease.

07:40 (IST)5 JUN 2021

78' Ecuador have lost a bit of their shape after their substitutions, with Brazil looking ever-more dangerous. Meanwhile, the ball has to be replaced after losing a bit of air.

07:39 (IST)5 JUN 2021

76' SUBSTITUTION: That was Gabigol's last contribution of the game, with Roberto Firmino replacing him. Michael Estrada and Jordy Caicedo (debut) come on to replace Enner Valencia and Jhegson Mendez for Ecuador.

07:37 (IST)5 JUN 2021

74' WHAT A MISS! Neymar is set free on the counter, and finds Richarlison on the edge of the box. Dominguez charges off his line and Richarlison side-steps the goalkeeper, lofting a ball into Gabigol in the box, but his glancing header goes wide, with the goal gaping!

07:35 (IST)5 JUN 2021

73' YELLOW! Eder Militao goes into the book for a cynical foul on Angelo Preciado leading an Ecuadorian counter-attack.

07:35 (IST)5 JUN 2021

72' WHAT A CHANCE! Dominguez makes a great save as Gabigol is found in the box in a one-on-one situation and fluffs his lines. Brazil earn a succession of corners but are unable to capitalise.

07:33 (IST)5 JUN 2021

71' SHOT! A superb run from Gabriel Jesus, who collects the ball on the left and jinks past Arboleda with ease, hammering a low drive at Dominguez, who makes the regulation save.

07:32 (IST)5 JUN 2021

70' SUBSTITUTION: Fidel Martinez replaces Eduar Ayrton Preciado for Ecuador.

07:31 (IST)5 JUN 2021

69' YELLOW! The frustrations are boiling over, with Eduar Ayrton Preciado catching Jesus on his ankle with a late challenge.

07:30 (IST)5 JUN 2021

68' Ecuadorian heads have dropped, with Brazil passing the ball around the back with ease. No sign of the press which served Ecuador so well this game.

07:28 (IST)5 JUN 2021

65' Neymar finds Richarlison in space on the left edge of the box with a clever pass and the Evertonian forward responds with a thunderbolt of a shot aimed at the near post. Dominguez gets a hand to it, but is unable to stop the ball from nestling in the net.

07:27 (IST)5 JUN 2021

65' GOOOOAAAL!!!! Richarlison makes it 1-0 to Brazil!

07:26 (IST)5 JUN 2021

64' CHANCE! Good feet from Richarlison as he dances his way into the Ecuadorian box. His shot ricochets to the feet of Neymar, who lets fly with his left foot while off-balance. Dominguez is positioned well and collects the low drive with ease.

07:25 (IST)5 JUN 2021

63' Casemiro escapes censure after a cynical block on Estupinan leading a counter-attack. Gustavo Alfaro is livid in the Ecuadorian bench - I'm sure Lionel Messi sympathises.

07:24 (IST)5 JUN 2021

61' WAS THAT A RED?! The Ecuadorian players surround the referee after Fred catches Enner Valencia with a late challenge. The Brazilian is already on a yellow and is perhaps lucky to escape.

SUBSTITUTION: Tite isn't hanging around though, replacing Fred with Gabriel Jesus immediately.

07:21 (IST)5 JUN 2021

58' CHANCE! An outswinging corner from the right is half-cleared with the ball falling to Angelo Preciado in the box. The Ecuadorian hammers a shot well over the bar from a promising position.

07:19 (IST)5 JUN 2021

57' Brazil's dominance has cooled off, with Ecuador gradually growing into the game. Enner Valencia attempts to find Alan Franco in the box, and eventually earns a corner for his efforts.

07:17 (IST)5 JUN 2021

54' YELLOW! Enner Valencia goes into the book for a late challenge on Danilo. It seems a harsh decision on the replays, with Valencia appearing to slip.

07:15 (IST)5 JUN 2021

52' CHANCE! Casemiro lofts a beautiful ball to an onrushing Richarlison in the box, but the Everton forward tumbles to the floor. The referee waves play on, and replays confirm Richarlison effectively tripped himself up.

07:12 (IST)5 JUN 2021

50' Ouch. Richarlison plucks a diagonal ball out of thin air with a delicious touch on the left wing, but the linesman plays spoilsport by flagging for offside. It's almost as if the officials don't want to see good football.

07:10 (IST)5 JUN 2021

48' Much more positive from Brazil as Danilo attempts to find Neymar in the box. The PSG superstar goes down under a challenge from Jhegson Mendez but the referee immediately waves play on.

07:08 (IST)5 JUN 2021

46' A promising start the the half, as Brazil are playing at a high-tempo, with Richarlison almost finding Gabigol in the box.

07:07 (IST)5 JUN 2021

46' AND WE'RE OFF! Brazil get us underway in the second half, kicking off from right to left.

07:04 (IST)5 JUN 2021

The players are slowly making their way back to the pitch. The second half is coming up next!

07:01 (IST)5 JUN 2021

06:59 (IST)5 JUN 2021

06:54 (IST)5 JUN 2021

Half Time: Brazil 0-0 Ecuador

Not the best advertisement for South American football, as the two highest-scoring sides in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers so far conspire to play out a poor half of football, with more fouls than chances.

Alexander Dominguez has been the busier keeper in the Ecuadorian goal but La Tri have looked quite comfortable so far. Gabigol had a goal denied with Neymar becoming more influential as the half came to an end, but it seems that we're destined for an attritional second half.

06:50 (IST)5 JUN 2021

45+4' The referee brings an end to a dismal first half.

06:49 (IST)5 JUN 2021

45+3' Neymar is back up, but he limps off the pitch with a perturbed look.

06:49 (IST)5 JUN 2021

45+2' Neymar is writhing on the floor, with Jhengson Mendez catching him on his ankle. There are worried looks on the Brazilian bench as the PSG superstar receives treatment. He looks in quite a bit of pain.

06:47 (IST)5 JUN 2021

45' We have two minutes of added time. I need some coffee.

06:47 (IST)5 JUN 2021

45' Neymar whips in the corner, hoping to catch Dominguez out at the near post, but the ball finds the side netting instead. Cheeky.
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