LDU of Quito, with the Peruvian Paolo Guerrero during the 90 minutes, tied without goals with Defensa y Justicia at the Ciudad de Lanús stadium and sealed their qualification to the final of the South American Cup 2023 with a global (3-0).
Now him ‘Predator’ and company will go in search of the second trophy in this tournament in the history of the team ‘white’ Find out in the following note who will be his rival, when and where the decisive match will be played.
Liga de Quito will have as its opponent Strengthwhich comes from eliminating Corinthians. This match will take place on Saturday, October 28 at the Domingo Burgueño Miguel stadium located in the city of Punta del Este, Uruguay. The time has not yet been confirmed. Of course, the new champion will be defined in a single duel.
In the first instance, this decisive confrontation would have another setting, the country’s Centenario stadium. ‘charrúa’; but, the president of Conmebol, Alejandro Dominguezconfirmed the change on his social networks last month.
The squad commanded by Luis Zubeldia was the leader in Group A, in which he competed with Botafogo from Brazil, Magellan from Chile and Cesar Vallejo University from Peru. In this way, they entered the direct elimination round with an undefeated record of six matches (3 wins and 3 draws).
Their path to the semi-final was not easy. He had to play two penalty shootouts. first before Ñublense and second before Sao Paulo. In none of them did he miss a single shot. Once installed in the stage prior to the final, she crushed in the first duel Defense and Justice (3-0) and tied without goals in Argentina.
Peruvian Paolo Guerrero arrived at LDU for the round of 16 after his bad experience in Racing from Argentina. From the round of 16, he helped his team to continue advancing in the Copa Sudamericana. He scored three goals, including a double and not counting his shots from twelve steps.
He ‘tricolor’ surpassed San Lorenzo from Argentina, Palestinian from Chile and Students from Merida from Venezuela and also placed first in Group H after winning five games and only losing one. With this, he sealed his direct pass to the round of 16, where he eliminated Libertad without the need for penalties.
In the quarterfinals he ran into America Mineiro and had no difficulty leaving him on the road with a 5-2 aggregate. Finally, in the semis, he competed again with a Brazilian team, Corinthians. In the first leg, he tied one; However, in the second leg, with all their people, they won 2-0 with goals from Pikachu and Tinga.
The ‘albos’, unlike Fortaleza, they know what it is like to face these stages of an international tournament, since, some time ago, they did it six times and were successful on four occasions. He won a Copa Libertadores (2008), a Copa Sudamericana (2009) and two Recopas (2009 and 2010).
However, the most recent memory of the LDU is bitter. The last time he fought for a trophy in a Conmebol competition, he could not achieve glory. was surpassed by University of Chile in 2011 by a resounding overall score (4-0).
LDU and Fortaleza have won a large amount of money throughout this competition and for reaching the final they will also receive a financial prize. The runner-up will keep 2 million dollars (7 million 594 thousand soles), while the champion will take home 5 million dollars (18 million 985 thousand soles).