Valencia gives Ecuador 1-0 halftime lead over Switzerland

BRASILIA Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:00pm EDT

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

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.

Credit: Reuters/Paul Hanna

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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)

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