Independiente qualified for the final of the 2010 Copa Sudamericana on Thursday night, thanks to a 2-1 home win over defending champions Liga de Quito which, with a 4-4 aggregate draw, saw the Avellaneda side go through on away goals. Facundo Parra put the hosts one up on the night before Juan Manuel Salgueiro equalised on the stroke of half time, but Hernán Fredes got the deciding goal in the first minute of the second period to send El Rojo through. Since the other finalists, Goiás, have been relegated to the Brazilian Second Division, this win also sends Independiente into the 2011 Copa Libertadores. You can see the goals right here.
Copa Sudamericana semi-final second leg, 25th November 2010, Independiente 2 – 1 Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito (ECU)
The first leg of the final will be played next Wednesday night in Goiás.
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