December 12, 2013
Venezuela stun Ecuador, lead Group B
"Maestrico" (Little Master) Gonzalez scored the only goal just past the hour when he fired in a shot from outside the box past static goalkeeper Marcelo Elizaga, who was unsighted by one of his defenders.
Ecuador, without Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia, who is nursing an ankle injury, squandered several chances to save the game with hurried efforts to score an equaliser.
The group placings will be settled on Wednesday when Paraguay meet Venezuela in Salta and Brazil face Ecuador in Córdoba on Thursday.