Independiente del Valle beat São Paulo 2-0, this Saturday (1st), and won the Copa Sudamericana double.
O Sao Paulo arrived in Córdoba, Argentina, living a dream, but says goodbye in the middle of a nightmare. This Saturday (1st), the tricolor team lost by 2 to 0 for the Independiente del Vallefrom Ecuador, at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium, and the vice of Copa Sudamericana.
the attacker Lautaro Diazwho was a doubt for the match, not only was a starter but played too much and resolved the final.
At 13 of the 1st half, he received a great pass in the penalty area and finished strong, crossed, to beat the goalkeeper Felipe Alves.
After conceding the goal, Tricolor went up and created several chances to tie, but Callerithe great hope, wasted them all.
When he managed to hit his foot, the Brazilian club stopped in the hands of the great goalkeeper Ramirezwho played a spectacular game.
In the complementary stage, while trying to equalize, São Paulo was punished with the 2nd goal of the Ecuadorians.
Lautaro Diazonce again, received in the area and gave a spectacular pass to faravelliwhich only shifted Felipe Alves to zoom.
After that, Rogerio Ceni made several changes to his team, but little managed to threaten the opposing team.
To make matters worse, the Argentine fans who went to Mario Alberto Kempes took the opportunity to make fun of the Tricolor, shouting “hello” while Del Valle rotated the ball.
The Morumbi team still ended the duel with two less athletes, since Calleri and Diego Costa were expelled.
With the title, Del Valle guarantees the Sul-Americana’s bi and also a spot in the next CONMEBOL Libertadores.
For São Paulo, the result is disastrous, since, in addition to not taking the international title, they also saw their chances of playing in the next Libertadores were very reduced.
At the Brazilian championshipthe team is just in the 12th position, with 37 points, and will need to fit a perfect series into the final rounds to claim the spot.
It remains to be seen now whether Ceni and his team will be able to shake off the dust and turn around in 2022…
With the result, Independiente del Valle is champion of the Copa Sudamericana for the 2nd time in history and qualifies for Conmebol Libertadores.
São Paulo, on the other hand, is runner-up, is without a spot in “Liberta” and focuses on the dispute for the rest of the Brazilian Championship.
The guy: Lautaro Diaz
The striker was a doubt for the match, but he not only played but also defined the final in Córdoba.
In the 13th minute of the 1st half, he received a pass in the area and hit a great cross finish to swell the nets.
With excellent movement in the front line, he continued to torment the tricolor defense.
Then, in the 2nd half, when São Paulo were better, Lautaro needed just one touch of the ball to decide.
With a perfect assist, he left Faravelli cool to take Felipe Alves and kill the game.
São Paulo needed their top scorer more than ever, but he didn’t respond.
Throughout the match, the Argentine had several chances, but he missed them all unbelievably.
Whether over or under, Calleri looked unrecognizable, always making the wrong decisions.
To make matters worse, the Argentine was sent off at the end of the game, ending his afternoon in total terror.
São Paulo returns to the field next Friday (7th), against America-MGin Belo Horizonte, at 8 pm (GMT), for the 30th round of the Brazilian.
Del Valle will only return to the field on the 11th, against Club Técnico Universitario, for the Ecuadorian Championship, at 21:00 (Brasília time).
Sao Paulo 0 x 2 Independiente del Valle-EQU
GOALS: Independiente del Valle: Lautaro Diaz [13′] and Faravelli [67′]
SAO PAULO: Felipe Alves; Igor Vinícius, Diego Costa, Léo Pelé and Reinaldo; Pablo Maia, Rodrigo Nestor (Igor Gomes), Alisson (Galoppo) and Patrick (Éder); Luciano and Calleri Technician: Rogerio Ceni
VALLE INDEPENDENT: Ramirez; Schunke, Segovia and Carabajal; Fernández, Angulo (Gaibor), Faravelli (Mateo Ortíz), Pellerano, Sornoza (Ayoví) and Chávez (Caicedo); Lautaro Diaz (Joao Ortiz) Technician: Martín Anselmi