Bulgaria - Ecuador Report
REPORT Ecuador 3 Bulgaria 0
Thursday 28th March 2002
Porto *** striker Ivan Kaviedes scored twice and set up the third goal as
World Cup finalists Ecuador defeated an injury-ravaged Bulgaria 3-0 at the Giants
Stadium in New York.
Kaviedes, on loan at Porto from Celta Vigo, produced a scintillating performance
as Ecuador proved too good for Bulgaria.
Ecuador grabbed the initiative from the start and Krassimir Balakov had clear off
the goal-line early on following an Ecuador corner.
Kaviedes gave Ecuador the lead on 24 minutes when he raced clear and beat
Zdravko Zdravkov with a clinical finish. Bulgaria responded with a Ivailo Petkov
free-kick but Jose Cevallos saved his effort before Dimiter Berbatov squandered a
Bulgaria coach Plamen Markov made three substitutions while Ecuador's
Columbian coach Hernan Gomez stuck to his starting eleven.
Ecuador doubled their lead in the 50th minute, Kaviedes crossing for Carlos
Tenorio to score with a looping header.
Bulgaria replied immediately with Wolfsburg's Martin Petrov hitting the bar with a
curling free-kick while Berbatov and substitutes Georgi Ivanov and Todor
Yanchev also went close.
In the end, Kaviedes sealed the win with an 80th-minute goal to give his country
their second successive win after their 1-0 win over Turkey at the end of
Ecuador: Cevallos, De La Kruz, Mendez, Obregon, Hurtado, Porosso, E. Tenorio
(Fernandes 73), Chala, Guerron, Kaviedes (Ordonez 82), C. Tenorio (Aguinaga
Bulgaria: Zdravkov (Ivankov 46), Kirilov, Nesim (Galin Ivanov 66), Topuzakov,
Markov (B. Ivanov 46), Petkov, St. Petrov, Balakov (Georgi Ivanov 46), M.
Petrov, Machev (Yanchev 66), Berbatov.