Recopa Sudamericana second leg: Estudiantes fail to overturn the deficit

Seba Verón and Gastón Fernández make their frustration known

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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2 thoughts on “Recopa Sudamericana second leg: Estudiantes fail to overturn the deficit

  1. you must be an argentinean to say that the recopa trophy is in no way prestigeous . soar looser and winer accep the truth. liga best team in south america in the past 3 years.

    1. tb, I’m English. My Argentine team are River Plate, not Estudiantes. But I still don’t think the Recopa is worth anything. It’s a copy of the European Super Cup, which is a pre-season friendly with a trophy attached, nothing more.

      That being said, I still really like Liga as a team, and wouldn’t argue with you at all when you say they’ve been the best side in the continent in the last three years. Even after losing their manager and some major players following the Libertadores win a couple of years ago, they’ve managed to maintain a similar level, and that’s admirable. It’s a shame they couldn’t do so much in this year’s Libertadores, but I’d love to see more of them soon.

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