The Monumental Stadium will host the first “classic” match of 2014, and as a tradition both teams are in opposite situations. The match starts at 16:30 with Carlos Vera as referee.
Emelec is located among the top places of the initial table (second place with 10 points below Liga de Loja, with 11 points), though the team has a pending game with Deportivo Quito. The blues are unbeaten with three wins and a draw. On the other hand, Barcelona is ninth in the overall standings with 5 points. The Canaries have only won one game, two draws and two defeats in five dates.