IIndependent of the Valley won this Saturday South American Cup 2022 by beating the final Sao Paulo 0-2 with goals from the Argentines Lautaro Diaz and Lorenzo Faravelli. The game was refereed of the Colombian Wilmar Roldánand was played in the stadium Mario Alberto Kempes from Cordoba, Argentina.
The ecuadorian cast This broke the Brazilian domain in the two top club tournaments on the continent.
Díaz made it 0-1 after 13 minutes after an assist from Farewell and at 67 he attended Farewellauthor of the final 0-2.
Jonathan Calleri and Diego Costa, from Sao Paulo, They were sent off in added time.
The teams took the field seven minutes before the start of the game and the brazilian screaming became earthshaking even though nearly half the stadium was empty.
After the hymns, first the Brazil and then the one from Ecuadorlistened to with absolute respect, the game began at 5:00 p.m. sharp (8:00 p.m. local).
Sao Paulo sought at the beginning, attacking on the left side. The Ecuadorians defended themselves during the first minutes and, when they got the ball, they took care of it with the short and precise passes that are characteristic of the team led by the Argentine Martín Anselmi.
At 10 minutes, Díaz was the architect of the first shot destined for goal, but Felipe Alves he deflected the ball to the corner kick.
Three minutes later, the Díaz scored the 0-1 after receiving an assist from Farewell inside the area and shoot hard at the near post.
The goal left the Brazilians silent for minutes and the few Ecuadorians those present made themselves heard.
at 16, Jonathan Calleri could have scored the equality but his shot was too slow and Wellington Ramirez controlled with no problem.
On the next play, a shot by Júnior Sornoza hit the post.
At 28, again Calleri wasted a great opportunity: the striker got rid of the goalkeeper with a speed dribbling but finished off with a left foot and the ball did not go on goal.
Except for those isolated attacks of Calleri, the Independent of the Valley He had no great difficulty in controlling a rival who, minute by minute, looked increasingly nervous and lacking in ideas.
The best ally of Sao Paulo during the first moments of the second half they were the centers.
The brazilian set started to overflow easily, but neither Calleri ni Luciano They were able to turn crosses into goals.
At 55 minutes, Díaz collided outside the box with Felipe Alves and had to be treated by doctors to continue.
Little time did it take Valley Independent settle in and repossess the ball with short passes.
At 67 minutes, Díaz, the figure of the match, attended Farewellwho faced the unmarked goalkeeper and calmly defined to make it 0-2.
At 72, Díaz retired injured and instead entered Julius Ortiz.
Shortly after, the Brazilian fans were already looking at their team with concern, while the Ecuadorians shouted “ole” every time their team made a pass.
The last 15 minutes passed uneventfully: Sao Paulo continued betting on overflows and centers and the Ecuadorians took care of the ball every time they recovered it.
In the added time, Calleri and Diego Costa They were expelled.
With this win, Valley Independent got his second South American Cup.
The first was won in 2019 by beating the Argentine Colón 3-1 in the Paraguayan city of Asunción
South American titles and 2 Libertadores subtitles have Independiente del Valle.