The last time these two sides met, Ecuador ran out shock 6-1 winners but since then, the two sides have gone in contrasting directions. Colombia are unbeaten in two, beating Peru 3-0 and drawing 2-2 with Argentina to leave themselves in a strong position to qualify for next year’s World Cup. Ecuador, meanwhile, beat Bolivia 2-1 in a friendly before losing to Brazil (2-0) and Peru (2-1), though they remain third in the qualifying table.
Colombia have won Copa America just once when they hosted the tournament back in 2001. Ecuador, meanwhile, have never finished beyond fourth place.
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Colombia vs Ecuador: Match Stats
Colombia have kept just one clean sheet in their last five internationals.
Los Cafeteros have made at least the quarter-finals in each of their last four Copa Americas, though they’ve only progressed beyond that stage once (2016) during that time.
Colombia have never won Copa America away from home soil.
Ecuador’s recent 6-1 win was the first time they’ve scored more than one goal in a single game against Colombia since June 2004 when they won 2-1.
Since then, Ecuador have won once but lost their last two games, while Colombia have one draw and one win.
Juan Cuadrado and Luis Muriel are the joint-highest scorers in this Colombia squad with just eight goals each.
Enner Valencia needs just one more goal to go clear of Agustin Delgado as Ecuador’s outright record goalscorer. They currently sit level on 31.