South American Cup: from losing to National to reaching glory


Valley Independent It is a successful model that gave quick results: in just ten years of first division in Ecuador, Saturday champion of the South American Cup, the first international title in its history, and also had qualified for the final of the Libertadores in 2016, based on a large hotbed of soccer players, the best in the country.

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The painting, whose headquarters are in the city of Sangolqui, about 30 minutes east of Quito, Its main objective is the training and promotion of talents.

The main squad draws especially from its youth workers. In this copera edition, nine players are from the house, including captain Fernando Leon, a 26-year-old defender, the only survivor of the final of Libertadores lost to Atletico Nacional de Colombia in 2016.

"You might believe that being very young doesn't take things seriously, they are 20 to 23 years old, but together with experienced as (Cristian) Pellerano of 37 and Efren (Mera) of 33, they are very professional"Leon said.

At the end of the final match this Saturday at the La Olla de Asuncion stadium, the experienced Pellerano highlighted the work with the youth players as a key to achieve the title.

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"This comes from the lower ones, we only then dedicate ourselves to putting into practice"he said as soon as the first single final in the history of the South American Cup was finished.

The soccer players complied a training process with club junior tournaments and selection all over the world. That is why they were not scared and won the South American final with authority.

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