Argentina vs. Ecuador  2 - 2

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International friendly: Argentina 2 Ecuador 2

21 April 2011 04:31

Argentina and Ecuador continued their preparations for the 2011 Copa America with a 2-2 draw in a friendly in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.

With the Copa America less than three months away, the match was another opportunity for both teams to have a look as some fringe players, with neither nation fielding full strength line-ups.

Argentina had drawn their last two friendlies, against the United States and Costa Rica last month, and got off to a horrible start at the Estadio Jose Maria Minella, with Deportivo Quito midfielder Michael Quinonez opening the scoring for Ecuador on 26 minutes.

Claudio Yacob fired Argentina back into the match when he scored just past the half-hour mark, and it took only three minutes for the hosts to take the lead when Racing Club striker Gabriel Hauche found the back of the net.

Both managers made full use of their benches after the break, with each side making six substitutions throughout the second half.

But it was starting midfielder Segundo Castillo who found the equaliser for Ecuador, netting from the penalty spot on 68 minutes to ensure both sides took something from the match.