Valencia gives Ecuador 1-0 halftime lead over Switzerland

Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:00pm EDT
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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Forward Enner Valencia headed Ecuador into a 1-0 halftime lead against Switzerland in their World Cup Group E clash on Sunday.

Valencia was left unmarked on 22 minutes to head Walter Ayovi's pinpoint freekick past Diego Benaglio from six metres out.

(Editing by Justin Palmer)

Ecuador's Enner Valencia (front) fights for the ball with Switzerland's Valon Behrami during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia, June 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna