proud? Melgar’s historic campaign in the Copa Sudamericana resonated at continental level. Before placing the Rojinegros in the semi-finals of the tournament, the Ecuadorian press began to analyze Independiente del Valle’s possible rivals, considering the Peruvians inferior.
“Regardless, listen to what I’m going to say, win or lose more tournaments, local or international, you’ll do it with a bigger size than those who did it back then, like Barcelona, Emelec or LDU. No team has ever done what Independiente does and they are better than Melgar and Internacional,” explained the journalist once the presence of “Matagigantes” was confirmed among the top four of the competition.
Likewise, the communicator noted that those led by Martín Anselmi surpass their closest rival in every way. “Line by line and pound by pound, they’re better. They (Independiente del Valle) will be in the final of the Copa Sudamericana,” he added.
It should be noted that this won’t be the first time Dominoes will go head-to-head with the North squad. In 2015, when Juan Reynoso was in charge of the team, both teams met in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores and the Ecuadorians won both games they played.
When will FBC Melgar vs. Valley play independently?
The first stage between Melgar and Independiente del Valle to the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana 2022 will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 5:15 p.m. (Peruvian time), at the Banco Guayaquil Stadium in Quito. Likewise, the return takes place on Wednesday, September 7 at 5:15 p.m. (Peruvian time), at the Monumental Stadium of the UNSA in Arequipa.