JAKARTADAILY.ID – Striker for the Ecuadorian national team Enner Valencia became the first MVP of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after he lead the match 2-0 against the Qatar national team, and earned him comparisons equating him with Messi and Ronaldo.
Valencia and the Ecuadorian team scored the first goal in minute 16 and proceeded to score another one in minute 31, during the first match of the 2022 World Cup, on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
The Qatari team could not catch up.
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Valencia's brilliant game invites the emergence of new threads that are trending on Twitter, most of them praising the Ecuadorian striker.
Some accounts equate Valencia with two of football's GOATs, or Greatest of All Time, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two players are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who yesterday posed together as if they were playing chess for the expensive brand Louis Vuitton.
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As if Messi and Ronaldo's chess game was being watched by Valencia. "The GOAT: Enner Valencia," the caption reads.
On the FIFA.COM page, Valencia was called a hero when Ecuador beat Qatar 2-0. It's been a great start for Ecuador in Group A in this FIFA World Cup.
Valencia, who is now 33 years old, has been very productive. Apart from his two goals in the 16th and 31st minutes, there was 1 other goal that was disallowed for offside by VAR.
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Valencia didn't just give up. Shortly there was a penalty and then doubled the advantage with a powerful header.
Hosts Qatar, buoyed by their magnificent crowd, did their best to find a way back into the game. But the normally reliable Almoez Ali often missed good opportunities – headers from six yards out – after hard work from Hassan Alhaydos.
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