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LDU Quito’s road to reaching the CONMEBOL Sudamericana final for the third time

LDU Quito’s road to reaching the CONMEBOL Sudamericana final for the third time

ESPN.comOctober 24, 2023, 10:10 PM ETReading: 2 minutes.

Liga de Quito will play its third CONMEBOL Sudamericana final, on Saturday, October 28, where it will face Fortaleza. At Domingo Borguinho Miguel de Maldonado Stadium (Uruguay).


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“Al-Boss” began its journey from the previous stage by defeating Dolphin 4-0. Which allowed him to settle in Group A, where they ended up top and undefeated after beating Botafogo, Magallanes and Cesar Vallejo.

Already in the round of 16 and with the arrival of Paulo Guerrero, its new addition, Liga de Quito won the first leg against Nublense. In Chile; But in Ecuador, those led by Luis Zubeldia paid a heavy price for their mistakes The series was decided in 12 steps, with the Ecuadorians winning.

In the quarterfinals, LDU faced one of the favourites, São Paulo Who was the last finalist in the competition. In Quito, the King of Cups was able to score, but settled for a 2-1 drawIn the return match on Brazilian soil, the capital team played a great match, although errors in defense allowed the “Tricolor” to equalize the series and From a penalty kick, the Ecuadorian team excelled again and managed to reach the CONMEBOL Sudamericana final, this time after a 12-year absence.

Already in the semi-finals, Albo imposed conditions at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium and beat Defensa y Justicia 3-0.Where he knew how to correct the errors he had in the previous keys. In Argentina, the league was all about waiting and taking advantage of counter-attacks, which allowed them to draw and on aggregate in their favour, they reached the third final of the ‘Great Conquest’.

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The capital club in this version of Sudamericana, He played 13 matches, winning 7, drawing 4, and losing twice. He also scored 22 goals and conceded only 7 goals. Noblence was the club that could score the most goals and there were 3 goals in 90 minutes.

For the third time, LDU reached the final of CONMEBOL Sudamericana, in 2009 they beat Fluminense and in 2011 they lost to UD Chile.

On October 28 at 3:00pm (Ecuador), the King of Cups will be seeking his fifth international title in Punta del Este – Uruguay, and his final hurdle will be Fortaleza, who will be playing in its first final; Despite this, he is a competitor who has seen significant growth this season.