After beating Chile at the Centenario Stadium last Thursday and start with the right foot the Qualifying on the way to Qatar 2022, Uruguay I travel to Ecuador to face the local team this Tuesday at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium.
Although La Celeste took the victory against a very tough rival as La Roja always is, Óscar Tabárez’s team performance in the second half was somewhat worrying. When Chile adjusted the marks and managed to neutralize the Uruguayan inside midfielders, Celeste had it very difficult and only had two offensive arrivals in the second half.
The challenge against Ecuador will be completely different: as a visitor you are facing a team that has just lost against Argentina, so you need to add yes or yes; And it will do it at the height of Quito (2850 masl) with all that this implies.
In the last training sessions, Tabárez rehearsed with a more balanced team and with fewer net attacking men. In addition, it included some modification in the defense. The eleven of the teacher was with: Martín Campaña, Martín Cáceres, Ronald Araújo, Diego Godín, Matías Viña, Nahitan Nández, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Brian Rodríguez, Luis Suárez and Maximiliano Gómez.
This would mark the departure of the starting team of Sebastián Coates, Giorgian De Arrascaeta and Nicolás De La Cruz, instead of Araújo, Nández and Gómez, who scored the winning goal against La Roja. Although it is not 100% confirmed that these are going to be the players who face Ecuador on Tuesday, the changes proposed by the coach make sense given the challenge that Celeste will have.