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Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: Independiente del Valle defeats Pumas

Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: Independiente del Valle defeats Pumas

Independiente del Valle of Ecuador advanced to the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores by winning 5-3 on penalty kicks against Pumas of Mexico.

Pumas won 2-1 in regulation time to make the aggregate score 3-3.

Argentine Ismael Sosa scored both goals for Pumas. Junior Sornoza scored the lone goal for Independiente del Valle.

Scoring in the penalty shootout for Inependiente were Gabriel Cortez, Emiliano Tellechea, José Angulo, Luis Caicedo and Arturo Mina.

For Pumas it was Eduardo Herrera, Daniel Ludueña and Hiber Ruiz; Ismael Sosa missed on his chance.

Game stats:

Pumas (MEX) - Independiente del Valle (ECU) 3 - 5 en penalties (2-1after 90 minutes)

Stadium: Olímpico Universitario (Mexico City)

Spectators: 45,000

Referee: Víctor Carrillo. Assistants: Braulio Cornejo and Víctor Ráez (Peru).

Goals:

Pumas: Ismael Sosa (16, 18)

Independiente del Valle: Junior Sornoza (66)

Penalties:

Independiente del Valle: Gabriel Cortés (0-1), Emiliano Tellechea (1-2), José Angulo (2-3), Luis Caicedo (2-4), Arturo Mina (3-5)

Pumas: Eduardo Herrera (1-1), Daniel Ludueña (2-2), Ismael Sosa (missed, 2-3), Hiber Ruiz (3-4)

Yellow cards:

Pumas: Javier Cortés (45+1), Marcelo Alatorre (48), Fidel Martínez (65)

Independiente del Valle: Arturo Mina (30), Luis Caicedo (45+1), Bryan Cabezas (62), Emiliano Tellechea (63)

Red cards:

Independiente del Valle: Luis Ayala (56)

Teams:

Pumas: Alejandro Palacios - Marcelo Alatorre, Gerardo Alcoba, Darío Verón, Luis Fuentes, Hiber Ruiz, Javier Cortés (Daniel Ludueña 72), Ismael Sosa, Luis Quiñones (Fidel Martínez 60), Matías Britos (Dante López 86), Eduardo Herrera. Coach: Guillermo Vázquez.

Independiente del Valle: Librado Azcona - Christian Núñez, Arturo Mina, Luis Caicedo, Luis Ayala, Julio Angulo (Gabriel Cortez 90+3), Dixon Arroyo (Emiliano Tellechea 88), Bryan Cabezas, Jefferson Orejuela, Junior Sornoza (Jonny Uchuari 79), José Angulo. Coach: Pablo Repetto.

 

Text and photos: AFP

Edition: conmebol.com