Uruguayan U20 South American champion after 36 years
A double of Ardaiz at 4 and 25 gave the victory by 2 to 1 against Ecuador that means obtaining the eighth South American title of the celeste. Uruguay players celebrate victory in their South American Championship U-20 over Ecuador at Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito on February 11, 2017.
Uruguay the best
The team led by game with the advantage of knowing that winning or tying could crown South American Champion Sub 20. The victory of Argentina against Venezuela favored the young celestes who already led the hexagonal with 9 points, while the locals arrived with 7. They made six changes to the starting lineup. Facundo Waller and Carlos could not play by suspension and returned to the eleven with Vine in the rear.
In one of the first actions of the party pressed on the defense and Ardaiz stole the ball to define then accurately and put the goal of the opening. After the advantage, Uruguay continued dominating the match and in the 25 minutes extended the difference with another goal of Ardaiz, who controlled and defined with a lot of category to give peace of mind to the celestes. In the second half, Ecuador tried to react and went in search of the discount, which ended up finding in the 65 minutes in an isolated play and after a long ball that culminated with the goal.
Uruguay did not lose the calm and bet to an ordered game with pressure in the middle of the field and looking in the counter blowing a goal that defined the match and the championship. They entered Amaral, Fernandez and Schiappacasse to refresh the team and maintain the result, which finally happened. Thus, the celestial ended up winning 2 to 1 and reached its eighth South American title of the category, something that had not happened for 36 years.