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Torrential rain leaves puddles on the pitch... but ex- Manchester City man Felipe Caicedo helps Ecuador seal win 2-0 against Bolivia
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- Torrential rain left conditions in Quito dangerous for both sets of players
- However, the game was given the go ahead despite puddles on the pitch
- Ecuador dealt best with the conditions, beating Bolivia 2-0 on Tuesday
- Miller Bolanos opened the scoring before Felipe Caicedo netted late on
By Daniel Prescott For Mailonline
Published: 19:16 EST, 13 October 2015 | Updated: 19:16 EST, 13 October 2015
Torrential rain and puddles on the pitch couldn't halt Ecuador’s recent fine form as they overcame the conditions in Quito to beat Bolivia.
Ecuador surprised everybody when they beat Brazil days ago, but the most surprising thing about their victory on Tuesday was that the game was even allowed to go ahead.
Puddles formed on the turf as torrential rain lashed down, threatening to cut short the World Cup qualifier.
Ecuador's forward Felipe Caicedo (L) celebrates with a team-mate after netting a penalty in added time
Bolivia's goalkeeper Daniel Vaca (L) fails to catch the ball as Ecuador's Miller Bolanos opens the scoring
Bolivia's Edward Zenteno fights for the ball with both Bolanos and the woeful conditions in Quito
The poor weather and surface made the game tough for the players and it was hosts Ecuador that handled it best.
Miller Bolanos sent Gustavo Quinteros’ side into the lead when he struck from an acute angle to send them on their way to victory.
Before former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo, who played under Sven Goran Eriksson at the club, secured back-to-back wins in injury time.
The Espanyol forward coolly slotted home a late penalty after being uprooted in the box by goalkeeper Daniel Vaca.
Vaca had kept his side in the fixture with numerous save in both halves, including one from substitute Juan Cazares.
But there was no coming back for the away side as Ecuador earned victory to hand Bolivia their second successive defeat.
Both sets of players do their best to cope with the terrible conditions as Ecuador take on Bolivia on Tuesday
Ecuador's Juan Paredes (R) fights for the ball with Bolivia's Leonel Morales in torrential rain in Quito
Bolivia's Juan Zampieri (R) fights for the ball as puddles form on the pitch at the Atahualpa stadium in Quito