Ecuador went up 1-0 against the run of play through a header from Enner Valencia after Switzerland conceded a free kick. Switzerland came close to getting an equaliser through Juventus’ Gökhan Inler but his shot was saved by Domínguez. The first half ended 1-0 to Ecuador.
Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld brought in Ahmed Mehmedi, which was a fruitful move as a few minutes into the second half Mehmedi scored a header from a corner kick from Ricardo Rodríguez.
The teams continued to test each other as the game seemed to head for the first draw of the tournament, but Swiss substitute Haris Seferovi? had other plans. Seferovi?’s winning goal came in the third minute of additional time.
Switzerland play France on 20 June while Ecuador face Honduras on the same date.