¡La ‘U’ es campeón de Copa Sudamericana!

Universidad de Chile became the first Chilean side to win the Copa Sudamericana after defeating Liga Universitaria de Quito 3-0 in the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana final in front of their home fans in the Estadio Nacional. The result mean La U won the final 4-0 on aggregate and in the process became only the second Chilean side to win a continental title.

Los azules got off to exactly the start they needed as Eduardo Vargas found the back of the net in only the third minute as a well worked move caught LDU Quito flat-footed. It was a goal that not only calmed the nerves of the players but also those of  the tens of thousands of fans within the stadium. The home side dominated much of the proceedings in the first half with goalkeeper Jhonny Herrera having little to do as the visitors could barely muster a shot on goal as they were overwhelmed by their opponents.

The second half was a much less enthralling affair as the home side looked a little nervous as the sense of what they were about to achieve took hold whilst whilst the visitors were still shell-shocked by the first half of their opponents. La U then got the break they wanted as Jorge Guagua received a straight red card for an elbow on Gustavo Lorenzetti in the 67th mnute and twelve minutes later the aforementioned Lorenzetti put the game beyond doubt as LDU Quito failed to clear the ball from their area. The Copa Sudamericana’s leading goalscorer, Eduardo Vargas then put the icing on the cake with slaloming running through a non-existent LDU Quito defence in the 87th minute as the fireworks exploded above the stadium.

Universidad de Chile 3-0 LDU Quito

Photo taken from triunfo.cl
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