The Argentinian Defense and Justice became the second finalist of the South American Cup after beating the Chilean 4-2 at home Coquimbo Kingdom, against which they drew goalless in the first leg played at midweek in Asunción, Paraguay.
In this way, Varela’s ‘hawk’ will contest the title of the continental tournament against Lanús, also from Argentina, who won the right to play in the final after beating Vélez Sarsfield 3-0. The definition of the South American Cup title will be played on Saturday, January 23, from 3:00 pm (Peruvian time / 5:00 pm Argentine time), at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium, in Córdoba (Argentina).
It was Coquimbo Unido who struck first in the return semifinal as he took the lead thanks to the goal scored by Rubén Farfán, about 8 minutes into the commitment. However, the joy did not last long for the ‘barbón’ players, as Francisco Pizzini tied for the ‘hawk’ at 11 ‘.
After the partial draw, the great figure of the match, the attacker, came into action Braian Fernandez, author of three goals at 20 ′, 23 ′ and 44 ′. The first half of the match ended with a score of 4-1 in favor of the locals.
In the complement, Coquimbo discounted at 62 ′ through Lautaro Palacios, although after that goal he was unable to score again in the Argentine goal, so the pass to the final of Defense and Justice took place without major problems.
Relive the incidents of the encounter
With just six years in the first division of Argentine football, the ‘Falcon’ auriverde is experiencing his best moment on the international plane.
This is the third participation in the Copa Sudamericana, after reaching the quarterfinals last year, and being eliminated this year from the Copa Libertadores in the group stage by the finalist Santos, from Brazil.
Coquimbo Unido vs. Defense and Justice LIVE: match schedules
- Argentina: 20:30 hours
- Bolivia: 7.30 pm
- Brazil: 20.30 hours
- Chile: 20.30 hours
- Colombia: 6.30 p.m.
- Ecuador: 6.30 p.m.
- Paraguay: 20.30 hours
- Peru: 6.30 p.m.
- Uruguay: 20.30 hours
- Venezuela: 7.30 pm
- U.S: 15:30 hours PT / 18.30 hours ET
On your side, Coquimbo United, with more years in the first in Chile, he also had the pleasure of returning to foreign tournaments almost three decades after his debut in the Libertadores, and on his way to the final of the South American he surprised the Colombian Junior de Barranquilla in the quarter finals.
The duel between Defense and Justice and Coquimbo United He raised the temperature due to the initial suspension of the match scheduled for January 7, first because the Chilean team had to leave La Serena, and then because of the covid-19 positives of the players Rafael Delgado, Washington Camacho and Francisco Pizzini, in Defense.
Coquimbo Unido vs. Defense and Justice LIVE: channels that broadcast
ESPN 2: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
CONMEBOL TV: Brazil
DIRECTV SPORTS: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
TIGO SPORTS: Bolivia
TIGO SPORTS +: Paraguay
beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz USA: U.S
The appearance of the Chilean Ministry of Health and security forces forced a diplomatic intervention so that the Argentine team could leave Santiago first, and so that the players involved could return to Buenos Aires, where the tests that were carried out gave negative results. .
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