A surprising choreographed move gave Colombia a 1-0 win against Ecuador in its first match of Copa America played in Brazil's Cuiaba.
Edwin Cardona scored the winner at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá in the 42nd minute of a tense game on Sunday. The decisive moment started when midfielder Cardona took a free kick close to the edge of the Ecuadorian penalty box. Instead of shooting, he exchanged three short passes with Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who moved the ball forward to where Miguel Borja was waiting.
Borja headed the ball back to Cardona, who had run toward goalkeeper Pedro Ortiz and who scored with a right-foot shot as the Ecuadorian defenders watched on. The move had to be validated by video review.