If Independiente del Valle has something in international competitions and more so in the final instances, it is that it has been able to beat rivals from most of the Conmebol countries. That constant was repeated in the 2022 South American Cup.
In this tournament, Independiente del Valle reached the final undefeated with five wins and one draw in the six games they played.
The striped have accumulated four wins in a row, including three goals against Deportivo Táchira and Melgar, an issue that makes them look like a forceful team.
A similar scenario was the one that passed three years ago in what, until now, has been his best performance in international Conmebol tournaments.
How did Independiente del Valle do in the last final they played in the Copa Sudamericana?
During 2019, Independiente del Valle played 12 games between the first phase and the final. At that time there was no group stage and the eliminations in the pairings were direct, with round-trip games, from the initial phase.
In the 12 games that Independiente played, seven were wins, two draws and three losses, two of them against the Argentine Union of Santa Fe and Independiente de Avellaneda in phase 1 and the quarterfinals, respectively.
Independiente del Valle reached the final after defeating Corinthians de Sao Paulo 4-2 on aggregate, a reference that shows the ability of the Ecuadorian to defeat the Brazilians.
In the final, Independiente faced Colón de Santa Fe from Argentina, who won 3-1 with goals from Fernando León and Jhon Sánchez at 24 and 41 minutes, respectively, in the first half that opened the way for them.
Colón discounted with a goal from Emanuel Olivera at 88, but the Rayados finished off at 90+4 with a goal from Cristian Dájome.
With this result, Independiente del Valle achieved its first international title, which it hopes to repeat this Saturday against Sao Paulo.
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