Independiente went 3-0 down away to defending champions Liga de Quito in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final on Thursday night, but rallied with goals from Néstor Silvera and Lucas Mareque to pull the deficit back to 3-2, and grab two potentially crucial away goals, to take into next week’s home leg back in Avellaneda. Mareque’s goal – and Liga’s opener, from Juan Manuel Salgueiro – were both superb, and you can see them as well as the other three right here.
Copa Sudamericana semi-final first leg, Thurs 18th November 2010: Liga Universitaria de Quito (ECU) 3 – 2 Independiente
You can follow the daily ins and outs during the 2010 Apertura, as well Argentine clubs in the Copa Sudamericana, the country’s vast foreign legion and the latest news from the selección during the 2010-2011 season direct from Buenos Aires with HEGS on Twitter. If you’ve not signed up yet you can do so here. You can also join the official HEGS Facebook group, to keep up to date with the latest posts on the blog and discuss things with other fans. You’ll find it here. Also remember to bookmark Hand Of Pod, our home to a brand new Argentine football podcast (or subscribe to it on iTunes here)