Nov 13, 2007

Club America Advance To Copa Sudamericana Final

It wasn't much of a game at the Nemesio Diaz, as Mexico City's Club America beat 10-man Millonarios 2-0 to advance to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, a.k.a. the "UEFA Cup of the Americas." Rodrigo Lopez scored for the Aguillas after only seven minutes and a questionable red card to Millos' Wilson Villagra 10 minutes later basically sealed the deal, as America's 3-2 lead from the first leg would have required the Colombian side to score three goals to advance. Lopez completed his brace late 10 minutes from time for good measure. A bit of a shame about the red card, but America looked the vastly superior side and deserved to advance.

America will host the first leg of the final Nov. 28 at the Azteca where they'll face either River Plate or Arsenal de Sarandi, who played to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their semifinal last week and meet again tomorrow (7:15pm, Fox Sports en Espanol) to settle matters.

With the victory, America become the third Mexican side to play in the Copa's final in three years. They won't have much time to celebrate the accomplishment though, with an important liguilla match on the slate Thursday night. (The liguilla is a home and away play-in for the playoffs).

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