Estudiantes de La Plata lost the first leg of the Recopa Sudamericana 2-1 in Quito two weeks ago, and thus had to win by two goals on Wednesday night in Quilmes in order to claim the not in any way prestigious trophy. In the end, they couldn’t manage it; a 0-0 draw, with Estudiantes’ Rodrigo Braña hitting the crossbar in the second half, was enough for the Ecuadorians to win the tie. At first, the first leg result had seemed like a good one, but in the end it wasn’t to be. What few highlights there were, you can watch here.
Recopa Sudamericana second leg, 9th September 2010: Estudiantes de La Plata 0 – 0 Liga Universitaria de Quito (ECU) (Liga win 2-1 on aggregate)
Congratulations to Liga, not for the trophy (which is no more valuable than the European Super Cup), but for having possibly the nicest all-white shirt of any football club in the world this season. If any readers are aware of a more lovely one, please make it known to me.
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