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Alisson given TWO red cards but bailed out by VAR as hosts get two penalties overturned

War NewsAlisson given TWO red cards but bailed out by VAR as hosts get two penalties overturned

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ECUADOR and Brazil have played out a pulsating draw in World Cup qualifying as the visitors saw an incredible FOUR VAR reviews go in their favour.

The Ecuadorians sit in third place and are close to World Cup qualification.

Casemiro bundled Brazil ahead early on as they maintained their unbeaten record.

And to make matters worse for the hosts, Alexander Dominguez has been sent off for a high boot on Matheus Cunha.

But in a moment of stupidity for Emerson Royal, things were evened up as the Brazilian got a second yellow for a clumsy challenge.

Minutes later, Alisson thought he was the match’s third red card for a high boot, but after a VAR review the referee changed his decision to a booking.

Alisson continued to struggle in the second half when he fumbled the ball, allowing the hosts to smash it into the net.

However, he was saved by the referee’s whistle as the linesman had already flagged to say the ball had gone out of play.

VAR was then called into action a third time when referee Wilmar Roldan awarded Ecuador a penalty, but after review the decision given against Raphinha was overturned.

The hosts did finally earn a deserved equaliser on 75 minutes when Felix Torres headed home from a corner.

And Alisson, Roldan and VAR’s night wasn’t finished there, with the Liverpool goalkeeper conceding a last minute penalty and getting a second red card.

However, he was bailed out by another review, which overturned the decision.

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  • TV channel: Premier Sports 1
  • Live stream: Premier Player
  • Ecuador XI: Dominguez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Franco, Caicedo, Gruezo, Plata, Estrada, Valencia
  • Brazil XI: Alisson, Emerson, Militao, Silva, Sandro, Fred, Coutinho, Casemiro, Raphinha, Cunha, Vinicius Jr
  • Goodnight from Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado

    What a great advert for South American football that was.

    However, it was another contentious night for VAR.

    We hope you enjoyed tonight’s eventful live blog.

    Goodnight from all of us at SunSport.

  • Where they stand

    The shared point puts Ecuador another point closer to Qatar.

    They now sit seven points above fifth-placed Peru.

    As Columbia and Peru face-off tomorrow night, Ecuador’s World Cup spot could get another boost when one – or both – of the teams drop points.

    It could then be all but cemented next week as they face Peru on Wednesday.

    Credit: FIFA
    Credit: FIFA
  • Full time – Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    In one of the most manic games of football I think I’ve ever seen, Brazil walked away with a point.

    The clash saw many overturned VAR decisions, including two Alisson red cards rescinded and two penalties denied.

    Ecuador controlled the game but Brazil always looked dangerous counter attacking.

    Credit: Getty
  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    90 + 9. Another Ecuador attack but it doesn’t come to anything.

    The referee blows his whistle.

    This one finishes 1-1.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    90 + 7. It’s NOT a penalty.

    Or a red card.

    Both overturned.

    We have a drop ball. The ref has given it to Alisson.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    90 + 5. We STILL don’t have a decision.

    The referee has gone over to the VAR screen.

    It’s going to be turned down. I don’t belive this.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    90 + 4. The crowd are going wild, singing and dancing.

    Brazil are unbeaten in THIRTY World Cup qualifiers.

    Will it end now?

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    90 + 2. PENALTY TO ECUADOR.

    Alisson punches Preciado in the face whilst going for the ball.

    There’s a huge crowd around the ref now.

    Madness.

    Credit: AFP
  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    90. Ecuador are pushing for a victory.

    Five minutes of added time announced.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    87. Ecuador win a free-kick on the edge of the Brazil box.

    Estupinan to take.

    Frantic stuff as the ball bounces around in the box.

    Antony clears.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    85. Panicked defending by the hosts and Gabi has two bites at the cherry but can’t score.

    Dani Alves still in the middle of every Brazil attack.

    Plenty of juice left in the 38-year-old!

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    82. Whistles now rain down on us every time a blue shirt is on the ball.

    Dani Alves slides through Jesus and he claims to be pushed in the box. Not given.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    80. Both teams trade body blows as they attempt to land the big punch.

    End-to-end stuff here.

    The atmosphere is electric whenever Ecuador push deep into the Brazil half.

  • Ecuador 1-1 Brazil

    76. Good chance for Cunha to send Brazil ahead again but he can’t nudge it past the defender.

    Dani Alves wastes a free-kick.

    Brazil look energised now.

  • GOAL – Equalizer for Ecuador

    Felix Torres scores to level the game.

    Plata with a great corner and Torres heads home!

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    74. Corner to Ecuador.

    And it’s turned in!

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    71. Alex Sandro with a long range effort after a good Brazil move.

    The game is really opening up now as both sets of players look leggy.

    Jesus cuts inside on the left hand corner of the penalty box and fires a shot at Galindez.

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    66. Jesus with a one-on-one but it’s a great save from the substitute goalie Galindez.

    Credit: AFP
  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    64. Ecuador flood forward but Plata can’t create a clear shot on goal.

    Ecuador make a change.

    ON Gurezo

    ON Eduar Preciado

    OFF Angelo Preciado

    OFF Caicedo

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    60. Ecuador have done everything to get back into this game.

    Two Brazil players are now down injured so there’s a stoppage in the game.

    They make a sub. Ajax’s Antony comes on with Man City’s Jesus.

    ON Jesus

    ON Antony

    OFF Vinicius Jr

    OFF Raphinha

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    58. Blimey, VAR has turned it down.

    It’s a lunge by Raphinha.

    Not given as it’s adjudged to have have been Estupinan treading on Raphinha’s foot instead. But at the end of the day Raphina’s foot shouldn’t have been there.

    Another awful VAR decision so it’s not just the Premier League.

    Credit: AFP
  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    54. Penalty to Ecuador!

    Raphinha treads on Estupinan’s foot in the box after he skipped past Dani Alves.

    Brazil were just denied a penalty through VAR but this one is given.

    Huge moment in the game now.

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    52. Gonzalo Plata with a breathtaking run, dribbling past a handful of Brazil defenders before running out of space in the box.

    That would have been a very special goal.

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    49. Now Casemiro scores from a free-kick but it’s disallowed for offside!

    The drama continues in the second period.

  • Ecuador 0-1 Brazil

    48. Dani Alves is down injured. The 38-year-old hobbles away.

    Estrada scores from a Alisson fumble but the cross is ruled to have gone out of play in the build-up!

    Goal disallowed.



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