In the rain, with three well-scored goals and a penalty stopped by his goalkeeper, Independiente del Valle proclaimed champion of the South American Cup. He Ecuadorian set won 3-1 at Colon of Santa Fe de Argentina, the afternoon of this November 9, 2019, and got a historical title for the Ecuadorian soccer.
The commitment was marked by bad weather and had to be suspended for 50 minutes because the gramado did not lend the conditions for the collation development. Despite this, Independiente took advantage of his good collective game and the speed of their strikers to prevail in the final and make the small group of followers who traveled to Asuncion and thousands of Ecuadorians who followed the match in different parts of the country, especially in Sangolqui, vibrate.
The goals of the Valley championship made them Luis Fernando Leon (27 ’), Jhon Sanchez (42 ’) and Cristian Dajome (96 '). The discount for the Argentineans was marked by Emmanuel Olivera (88 ’).
The first minutes of the final were played in the midfield. Independent sought to advance to the area of Colon with collective plays of Efren Mera Y Alan Franco, but without enough clarity to reach the arc of the Argentine team. The ‘sabaleros, meanwhile, had two danger plays in the area of Jorge Pinos.
Past the first fifteen minutes, a heavy rain complicated the game of the two campuses, the gramado of the General Rojas Stadium It had wet areas that prevented the ball from circulating easily.
Despite this, Independiente took a free kick to get ahead of the score at 25 minutes. Efren Mera lifted a center, after a free kick, and Luis Fernando Leon With a precise head shot he scored the first for Ecuadorians who, little by little, were approaching their first international title.
At 31 minutes, the match referee, Raphael Claus, decided to stop the game due to the torrential rain in Asuncion that flooded the playing field of the General Pablo Rojas stadium.
After 55 minutes of waiting, the commitment was restarted when the excess water was removed from the gramado. In the beginning of the actions, Cristian Dajome had a clear opportunity to expand the advantage for 'striped' of the Valley, but could not finalize the play at the end.
Independent regained control of the ball and with a great play Jhon Sanchez He scored the second for the 'scratched'. At 42 ', The manabita player received a pass from Richard Schunke, ran down the left wing, finished off the goal and scored 2-0; That result ended the first half.
At the beginning of the second half, at 49 minutes, the compromise judge sanctioned a penalty for a controversial move in the Independent area. The person in charge of executing the sanction was Luis Miguel Rodriguez that shot to the left but the Ecuadorian archer Jorge Pinos He was attentive and stopped the auction.
Near the end of the second half, Independiente looked closely at the cup and Columbus scored the goal of the discount. Emanuel Olivera, at minute 88, scored the 2-1 with a half scissors in the area center.
When the game was filled with vertigo because Columbus was a goal to match the final, the Colombian Cristian Dajome He scored the third goal for the Ecuadorian team and sentenced the championship of Valley Independent. In the end, everything was a historic Ecuadorian celebration in the General Pablo Rojas Stadium from Asuncion, Paraguay.
Alignment of Independiente del Valle:
Leonardo Burian in the arch; Emanuel Olivera, Guillermo Ortiz, Gonzalo Escobar in defense; Alex Vigo, Marcelo Estigarribia, Federido Lertora, Cristian Bernardi in the midfield; Fernando Zuqui, Wilson Morelo, Luis Rodriguez in the lead.
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