Argentina and Independiente have both lost 1-0 to Ecuadorian sides in the last couple of days, but the attitudes to those defeats are very different. Argentina Under 20s’ loss to their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday night in the first match of the final group stage of the Sudamericano Sub 20 throws a serious spanner in the works of their bid to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament, though qualification for the Youth World Cup is still well within their grasp. Independiente, last night, lost 1-0 away to Deportivo Quito but, thanks to their 2-0 first leg victory last week, qualify for the Copa Libertadores group stage, where they’ll play Deportivo’s city rivals Liga de Quito, Uruguayan giants Peñarol, and Mendozan competition debutants Godoy Cruz. You can see the goals from both defeats right here.
Sudamericano Sub 20 Peru 2011, final stage, Monday 31st January 2011: Argentina 0 – 1 Ecuador
Copa Libertadores 2011 qualifying round second leg, Tuesday 1st February 2011: Deportivo Quito 1 – 0 Independiente
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