CONMEBOL: Universidad set for final against LDU Quito (+video)
Universidad de Chile made club history last night by reaching their first ever continental final in South America. The Chilean champions defeated Brazilian giants Vasco da Gama in last night’s Copa Sudamericana semi-final 2nd leg by two goals to nil and, thus, went through 3-1 on aggregate.
Gustavo Canales and Eduardo Vargas were on hand to score the goals for Universidad who became the first Chilean team to reach a major final of a South American club competition since Colo Colo played in the final of the Sudamericana in 2006.
Vasco da Gama didn’t really threaten the Chileans on their home turf but they more than likely had one eye on the oncoming climax to the Brasileiro league season which concludes this Sunday with the Rio de Janeiro giants hoping to beat arch rivals Flamengo, and hope that league leaders Corinthians lose to Palmeiras, to win the Brazilian title for the first time in ten years.
For Universidad exciting times lay ahead. Not only do they participate in their domestic Clausura play-offs in the hope of winning back-to-back Chilean League titles, but their Copa Sudamericana final with Ecuadorians LDU Quito will take place on December 7th and 13th with the Chileans at home for the second leg.