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Copa Sudamericana: an unprecedented duel for the title

Copa Sudamericana: an unprecedented duel for the title

Huracán - Santa Fe

The finalists of the 2015 Copa Sudamericana have never played against each other in an official international match.

Huracán

Their debut in the Copa Sudamericana.

At home they are undefeated, having won three games and drawn the remaining:

Tigre 1-0 (Federico Mancinelli)

Sport Recife 3-0 (Ramón Ábila 2, Mauro Bogado)

Defensor Sporting 1-0 (Ramón Ábila)

River Plate 2-2 (Patricio Toranzo, Ramón Ábila – Rodrigo Mora 2)

In Conmebol tournament they have played 15 games at home with a record of 7-6-2. The only losses were in the 1974 Copa Libertadores against Penarol 3-0 and in the 1994 Copa Conmebol against Cerro Cora 4 -1.

For the first time in their history they will welcome a Colombian team in Conmebol competitions.

Santa Fe

This as been their best performance in a Copa Sudamericana.

Their previous best showing was in the quarterfinals of 2011, where they were eliminated by Velez Sarsfield.

12 away matches (2-6-4).

The only victories were in this tournament:

Nacional of Montevideo 2-0 (Wilson Morelo, Luis Seijas) and Independiente 1-0 (Leyvin Balanta).

It will be their tenth official international match in Argentina, where they have lost 9 times with only 1 win. The one win came on October 22 when they defeated Independiente 1-0.    

Referee – Antonio Arias

Has called 51 matches in Conmebol tournaments.

It will be his 4th international final:

Copa Sudamericana 2012: Tigre 0 – Sao Paulo 0

Recopa 2014: Lanús 0 – Atlético Mineiro 0

Copa Libertadores 2015: Tigres 0 – River 0

In this edition of the Copa Sudamericana he only called one game: Lanus 5 - Belgrano 1.

In Conmebol competitions has never called a Huracán match and only once a Santa Fe match. It was on May 5 this year, in the 2-1 defeat against Estudiantes away in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores

 

 

Eduardo Bolaños/conmebol.com

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