Copa Sudamericana moves into the last 8

GREMIO (BRAZIL)  VS MILLIONARIOS (COLOMBIA) INDEPENDIENTE (ARGENTINA) VS UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA (CHILE) SAO PAULO (BRAZIL)  VS  UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE  (CHILE) CERRO PORTENO (PARAGUAY) VS TIGRE (ARGENTINA) They say the cream always comes to the top and this seems to be the case in this years Copa Sudamericana. Brazil, Argentina and Chile each have 2 representatives while […]

Barcelona, Liga and Macara head the table.

Deportivo Quito won last weekend‘s capital derby in the Atahualpa courtesy of  a solitary Checa first half goal. Despite the win Deportivo remain rooted to the bottom of the Serie A table with 11 points. Although their chances of relegation have been allayed the season is still a relative disaster considering they are defending champions. […]

Ecuadorian teams hopeful in the Sudamericana

The Ecuadorian teams had a mixed bag in the first leg ties of last weeks Copa Sudamericana but with a little luck they could all progress. Liga de Loja had the toughest task against Brazilian giants Gremio and although they secured a credible home draw they will have their work cut out in Porto Alegre. […]

Deportivo Quito shine in the rain

    Deportivo Quito put their domestic  form behind them to record a fine home victory in the Copa Sudamericana yesterday. Despite facing the relative might of Tigre for Argentina, the”Chullas” battled to a fine 2 – 0 success putting them in a strong position to progress to the next round. The torrential rain might […]

Draw for the last 16 of Copa Sudamericana.

Ecuador has 4 teams in the last 16 of the Copa Sudamericana for the first time.   The  draw could have been kinder but with the big guns joining the competition it was to be expected.   Liga de Loja are entered unchartered territory in their first international foray and have been rewarded with a glamour tie […]

A busy fortnight of football in Ecuador

Things are warming up nicely for next weeks World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in the Atahaulpa stadium. Despite the game being at 4pm on Friday afternoon and the capacity of the stadium being decreased to 35,000 the atmosphere should be electric. Alike many South American cities, Quito will come to a stand-still next Friday with […]

Ecuador hammer Chile in the big apple

This morning much of Ecuador woke up to the news that their Government had granted asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks. The Australian has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for two months claiming to be the victim of a political witch hunt and unwarranted persecution. By […]