Last night was a good night for futbol Argentino. Independiente defeated Paraguay’s Libertad 3-1 to secure a place in the Copa Sudamericana final. The result on Tuesday gave the Argentine team a 3-2 aggregate victory in the semi-final after the Paraguayan club won last week’s first leg 1-0 in Asuncion.
Teenage midfielder Ezequiel BARCO opened the scoring with a 17th-minute penalty and GIGLIOTTI doubled the hosts’ lead by sliding in a first-time finish after a Maximiliano MEZA cross. Angel Cardozo headed in to put the visitors back on level terms overall before GIGLIOTTI connected with Gaston SILVA’S pass to again find the net with just one touch.
Independiente will play the winner of the other semi-final between Brazil’s Flamengo and Colombia’s Junior in the final.
There are rumours floating around that Atlanta United, the team in the MLS that Tata MARTINO coaches have offered 14 million dollars for Ezequiel BARCO.
Conmebol has already confirmed that the finals will be played Wednesday December 6 & 7. First leg in Avellaneda and the second leg in Rio or Barranquilla.