Valencia, Ecuador beat Haiti, advance to Copa quarterfinals

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 13, 2016 10:55 AM
Valencia, Ecuador beat Haiti, advance to Copa quarterfinals
Ecuador's Enner Valencia, top, climbs atop teammate Luis Antonio Valencia, right, who scored a goal against Haiti goalkeeper Johnny Placide, left, during the second half of a Copa America Group B soccer match, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 on Sunday night and advance to the Copa America quarterfinals for the first time since 1997.

Ecuador (1-0-2), which locked up second in Group B play, will play Group A winner United States on Thursday in Seattle.

Valencia fired in a low shot in the 11th minute, taking a long feed from Christian Noboa from the corner of the 6-yard box. Valencia then tapped a layoff to Jaime Ayovi for a roller past goalkeeper Johny Palcide about nine minutes later.

Noboa and Antonio Valencia added goals in the 57th and 78th minutes

Ecuador had 22 shots, including 10 on target, compared to just eight for Haiti (0-3-0), which finished the tournament with a minus-11 goal differential.

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