Netherlands vs Ecuador 1 - 1 goal Match Draw

The Match’s highlight: As of Friday, The Netherlands will be taking on Ecuador for the third time in their history, with the previous two coming in friendlies. The first match came in March 2006 and resulted in a 1-0 victory for the Netherlands.

A year later, they met again and played to a 1-1 draw. (Fri, Nov 25, 2022, 22:00) Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. Ref: Mustapha Ghorbal.

While the Netherlands has had just two-straight losses in their 14 meetings with South American opponents at the World Cup level (14-2 in 1978 and 0-1 in 1994), they did suffer a devastating loss to Argentina when they last faced them. Louis van Gaal has never lost a World Cup match as manager.

He has recorded wins against Argentina, Greece, Ivory Coast, Honduras, South Korea, and Ecuador. Only Vittorio Pozzo (9 – World Cup matches with W8 D1) has managed to do the same.

Ecuador has won just two of its seven meetings with European sides (D1 L4). These successes came in 2002, when they beat Croatia, and in 2006 when they defeated Poland. Ecuador has kept a clean sheet in their last seven matches in all competitions (W3 D4), with their last non-clean sheet coming when Julián Álvarez scored against them back in March. Here are the Highlights Of the Netherlands Vs. Ecuador World Cup 2022 Match.


There is no defending this early shot. A deflected pass ends up in the basket, and Gakpo takes one step to the left before firing home with his left foot. What a way to score two goals at a tournament you’ve never been to, and what an exciting way too. He makes it 1-0 for Oranje with a ball straight into the top corner.

8’ Stats

Gakpo’s overall goal for the world cup is the quickest one so far.

11’ Big Chance

Salvadore Preciado crosses the ball toward the far post and Javier Hincapie tries to reach it. The cross travels a good distance before traveling into Jay Valencia’s arms, where he forces a save out of the keeper.

13’ Stats

The Netherlands have been unbeaten in their last fourteen games during the World Cup. Only Germany and Brazil have had longer such undefeated runs during the World Cup.

24’ Big Chance

As Chance keeps the ball on the left, Ecuador keeper Caicedo rushes forward to make a last-ditch attempt to block, but PSV hit the post. After that, Valencia makes a surge from deep onto the left and crosses into the box for Caicedo. Though he’s unable to convert, it’s not long before the Netherlands fails again and Peru wins a corner

28’ Huge Chance

Valencia catches Timber’s pass on the near side and took a shot that sailed wide. Preciado, who was following the ball, picked up the pieces to set Valencia up with a set piece.

32’ Good Save

The Ecuadorean counterattack ended with the ball bouncing wide to Valencia on the left wing. He cuts inside and sends a powerful shot from just outside the penalty area which is tipped behind for a corner by Noppert

45’+ Goal (Offside)

Ecuador has equalized as they surge forward and Plata heads the ball back toward the goal past Perozo. Estupinan is on the end of it and has beaten Noppert to roll the ball into an empty net. The goal will be ruled out, as even though Porozo didn’t touch it, he was offside during the passage of play.

49’ GOAL

GOAL.  And this time, Estupinan’s shot will count!!! He blasts a low shot from down the left wing, and Valencia is adamant that he taps it in. However, the play was stopped right after the first half and they get their equalizer to start the second when they win a free kick onside

59’ Off The Bar

Preciado slides a cross into the box, but Valencia’s defender gets in the way, which allows Preciado to follow up and slot home. The ball is then tipped wide by Eugene Van Dijk, and Plata had a heck of a shot there.

61’ Stats

Valencia has attempted five shots in this World Cup match, the most of anyone so far.

64’ Big Chance

CHANCE. Hincapie’s long clearance finds Valencia, who engages two before squaring into the middle. Plata arrives late and looks the place the ball in the corner, but scuffs his finish, and the ball rolls into Noppert’s gloves.

90’+ Big Chance

It’s Chucky time. Ecuador tries to recover but Rodriguez saves the day again. The deflection is nearly a calamity, but luckily Noppert clears it eventually and it doesn’t make it into the net.

FULL TIME: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador

Key Moments: 

6th Minute of 1st Half: Gakpo Scored from the Outside of the Box. Netherlands 1-0 Ecuador

49 Minutes Of 2nd Half: Valencia scored the Equalizer goal of the match.

  Netherlands  Ecuador
Winner/Loser DRAW DRAW
Goal 1 1
Assists Klaassen  
Ball Possession 54% 46%
Big Chances 0 1
Passes 506 411
Accurate Passes 418(83%) 329(80%)
Total Shots (On Target) 1 4
Fouls 15 12
Yellow Card 0 1
Red Card 0 0
Offside 1 4
Corner 2 5
Keeper Saves 3 0
Player Of The Match  

Pervis Estupinan

Point table of Group (A) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
Netherlands 2   +2 4
Ecuador 2 +2 4
Senegal 2 0 3
Qatar 2 -4 0


In the long history of tournaments, only three players have scored six consecutive goals for a nation – Eusébio, Paolo Rossi, and Oleg Salenko. The game went to the break with Ecuador’s frustrations at the scoreline peaking, as they arguably created several chances but were denied a goal. However, Gakpo’s firin is one worth winning any game, as PSV forward scored after only six minutes.

The First Half ends. It’s been quite tense so far, with both teams having plenty of chances but nothing to show for it. Now Ecuador’s last-minute goal should serve as a wake-up call that they need to find an equalizer soon before fatigue sets in. Gakpo had a shot from the edge of the box that was destined for the lower corner, but it just didn’t happen. His involvement in creating chances also includes one tackle and two clearances. He’s been effective so far in this match.

So after the evenly 2nd half final score is Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador. 

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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