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ARGENTINE SUPERLIGA

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
18 C. Córdoba ( 4 6 6 18
19 Colón SF 5 1 9 16
20 Huracán 3 6 7 15
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Independiente del Valle overcome all odds to win Copa Sudamericana

Cristian Dajome and Federico Lertola
The Copa Sudamericana final on Saturday was interrupted for over half an hour by a tropical downpour.

In the end, there was late drama and a historic result for a historic occasion. Tiny Independiente del Valle of Ecuador beat Colon of Argentina 3-1 to win the Copa Sudamericana, South America's equivalent of the Europa League.

In place of the traditional home-and-away, two-legged decider, the element of chance was introduced this year to both the Sudamerica and the Libertadores in the shape of a one-off final on neutral ground.

For a while, the local football authorities must have feared that the...

Independiente del Valle beat Colon for Copa Sudamericana crown

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Colón (Santa Fe)Colón (Santa Fe)
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Independiente tasted Copa Sudamericana glory on Saturday.

Unheralded Ecuadorean side Independiente del Valle overcame a rain-sodden pitch to beat Argentina's Colon 3-1 and win the Copa Sudamericana on Saturday in a final interrupted for over half an hour by a tropical downpour.

The game kicked off a new era that will see South American club competition finals follow the European model and be played over one match in a neutral venue, but it was an inauspicious start in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Dark clouds gathered over the Nueva Olla stadium at kickoff...