A pearl from Josef Martinez (28') from outside the area was enough to settle this game as "La Vinotinto" earned 3 points on their debut against Ecuador. The game could have gone both ways, but Ecuador seemed, at points, to be closer to scoring and tying the match. Venezuelan goalkeeper, Jose Contreras, was key in maintaining a clean sheet to guide his side to victory.

Venezuela will face Peru in their next match of the South American Qualifiers.