World Cup: Enner Valencia Makes History After Wonder Goal Against Netherlands

World Cup: Enner Valencia Makes History After Wonder Goal Against Netherlands

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • Enner Valencia was in brilliant form on Friday evening, 25 November, as he scored against Netherlands
  • Valencia who plays for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe has now scored his country's last six goals in the World Cup
  • His brilliant goal also earned his country a 1-1 draw against Netherlands in their second game in Qatar

Ecuador international Enner Valencia has recorded his name in the history books by becoming the first player in World Cup history to score six consecutive goals for a South America nation.

The 33-year-old achieved this success when he scored for his country on Friday evening, 25 November, against Netherlands in World Cup encounter.

Both teams recorded wins in their first games at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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World Cup: Enner Valencia makes history after wonder goal against Netherlands. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen
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Ecuador defeated the host nation, while Netherlands beat Senegal in their own game.

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When did Valencia score?

Cody Gakpo scored the opener for Netherlands in the 6th minute, but Valencia restored parity in the 49th minute.

Qatar described as the worst hosts

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Qatar and Senegal are currently locked in an intriguing 2022 FIFA World Cup Group A encounter.

The Lions of Teranaga went into the break 1-0 up courtesy of a Boulaye Dia goal in the 41st minute. This left the hosts on the brink of elimination after just two matches. This was then confirmed when Senegal won 3-1, eventually.

The match was trending on social media as observers gave their views, with the hosts coming in for harsh criticism.

Brazil dealt injury blow

Sports Brief also reported how Brazil superstar Neymar Junior has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup group stages.

The five-time World Champions started their World Cup campaign in style after recording a 2-0 win over Serbia in a Group G clash on Thursday evening.

Two goals from Tottenham striker Richarlison, including a breathtaking overhead kick, ensured Tite’s side got off to a winning start.

Despite the result and the impressive performance from the Samba Boys, there were panicking moments as vital player Neymar was forced in the 80th minute.

Tite hooked off the Paris Saint-Germain star following a heavy collision with Nikola Milenkovic.

The 30-year-old was then sighted in tears on the bench, whilst photos of his swollen ankle went viral after the match.

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