Universidad de Chile’s defence of its Copa Sudamericana title came crashing to an abrupt halt as they were hammered 5-0 by an impressive São Paulo side to end up losing the tie 7-0 on aggregate.
The final score was a fair reflection of the action as São Paulo were superb from the first minute to the final whistle, playing calmly after the 2-0 away win in the first leg in Santiago.
The home side got off to the perfect start as Jadson opened the scoring in the fourth minute after finishing off a counter-attack that was started by Maicon. Seventeen minutes later Lucas doubled their advantage as he beat Jhonny Herrera with a shot inside the right post. In the twenty-ninth minute the home side pretty much put the tie to bed as Luis Fabiano made it 3-nil.
The carnage lessoned somewhat as São Paulo manager Ney Franco rested some of his stars with the match pretty much in the bag in the second half but they still managed to score two more goals against a disjointed La U side, who look a shadow of the team that swept all before them this time last year. The last two goals came in the 64th and 77th minutes courtesy of Toloi and Jadson, who picked up his brace.
São Paulo 5-0 Universidad de Chile