Published: Tue, June 25, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Uruguay vs. Ecuador Live Stream, TV Channel: Watch Copa America

Uruguay vs. Ecuador Live Stream, TV Channel: Watch Copa America

That allowed us to manage the game.

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were on the scoresheet in Uruguay's comfortable win over Ecuador at the Copa America.

Ecuador's hopes finding a way back in to the contest suffered a blow after Jose Quinteros received his marching orders for a poor challenge in the 24th minute.

Cavani, Suarez and Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the first half, and an own-goal by Ecuadorean defender Arturo Mina after halftime sealed the victory for a dominant Uruguayan squad in the Group C match at the Mineirao Stadium.

Cavani, who scored his first Copa goal after 11 matches, added: "We knew they were going to be a very hard opponent".

Oscar Tabarez's made their intentions known from the onset after Nicolas Lodeiro opened the scoring after just six minutes with a fine individual effort.

It meant Ecuador were down to ten men for more than an hour as they fell to a 4-0 defeat against Uruguay in their Copa America opener.

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Uruguay had two goals disallowed for offside, one in each half.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Ecuador during a Copa America Group C soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Adding to Uruguay's win, the pressure eased significantly on Cavani after the forward finally scored his first Copa America goal.

Ecuador finished with only on shot on goal, coming in the first minute of the match.

It was the ideal beginning for Uruguay, barring Matias Vecino's injury concern, in a hard Group C alongside champions Chile and guests Japan, who met this morning in Sao Paulo.

The Celeste's next match in the continental tournament will be against Japan in Porto Alegre on Thursday. - In the last Copa America tournament in 2016, Uruguay was eliminated at the group stages; under the competition's current format (since 1975), it has never failed to progress from the group stages in consecutive editions.

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