Everton's on-loan striker had been in the news this past week for the bizarre attempts by authorities to detain him in relation to alleged unpaid child support but he made headlines on the pitch with two second-half goals for his country.
Ecuador trailed 2-0 at half time but Valencia struck three minutes after half time to halve the deficit and set up the chance to level the game late on.
Meanwhile, Ramiro Funes Mori was not involved at all for Argentina (not even among the subs) as they lost at home to Paraguay.
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1 Posted 12/10/2016 at 08:22:39
2 Posted 12/10/2016 at 09:01:13
3 Posted 12/10/2016 at 09:58:25
For me, I'd love to see him and Lukaku in the same side for a while.
4 Posted 12/10/2016 at 10:52:28
5 Posted 12/10/2016 at 11:01:03
6 Posted 12/10/2016 at 11:40:56
He doesn't look a bad player. I have to agree with Chris and James, and say but only if he's played right.
8 Posted 12/10/2016 at 15:01:05
9 Posted 12/10/2016 at 15:15:41
10 Posted 12/10/2016 at 15:23:56
Football wise, he scored two good goals for Ecuador against Bolivia in a really exciting game. If Koeman uses him as a second striker alongside Lukaku, he just might be what we've been looking for. The big question is whether or not Koeman is prepared to play two upfront.
11 Posted 12/10/2016 at 16:47:12
12 Posted 12/10/2016 at 18:36:45
Two great finishes and shows you what he is capable of. Like many have said, it would be nice to see him get a run out playing alongside Rom but I don't think we'll see him this weekend.
It was a good week for our international players with lots of goals and assists from Seamus (1 goal, 2 assists), Rom, Valencia & Bolasie.
13 Posted 12/10/2016 at 18:52:43
14 Posted 12/10/2016 at 19:12:09
15 Posted 12/10/2016 at 20:16:20
16 Posted 12/10/2016 at 23:12:11
17 Posted 13/10/2016 at 12:12:56
18 Posted 13/10/2016 at 15:06:18
19 Posted 13/10/2016 at 15:25:18
I can get slated if I sing the praises of somebody scoring a couple of goals!
20 Posted 13/10/2016 at 16:12:21
21 Posted 13/10/2016 at 16:16:31
Interestingly, Dave, my dear old mam always used to say to me, when I was a lad, never raise your voice to be heard. Just be assertive. A soft voice often carries more weight, she would say.
22 Posted 13/10/2016 at 18:17:32
23 Posted 13/10/2016 at 18:35:53
I hope you are screaming loudly on Saturday no matter who scores for Everton.
24 Posted 13/10/2016 at 19:42:01
I remember in the 1950s we changed part of the lyrics to:
"Valencia! Stick your head between your knees,
And whistle up your Barcelona."
25 Posted 15/10/2016 at 19:30:23
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