Faced with searing heat, torrential rain and a hostile crowd, it felt like everything was against Independiente del Valle ahead of the Copa final.
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Unheralded Ecuadorean side Independiente del Valle overcame a rain-sodden pitch to beat Argentina's Colon 3-1 and win the Copa Sudamericana.
The Copa Sudamericana final features two teams with very different approaches in Independiente del Valle and Colon in a first of its kind decider.
Ecuador's Independiente del Valle making noise in Copa Sudamericana against Argentine, Brazilian giants
Ecuador has its very own version of Leicester City's unlikely title triumph in Copa Sudamericana semifinalists Independiente del Valle.
The clash between stalwarts Union de Santa Fe and upstarts Independiente del Valle was a study in contrasts often found in Copa Sudamericana.
Ahead of their Copa Libertadores opener, Delfin can take heart from the giant-killing exploits three years ago of Independiente del Valle.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has banned Jose Angulo for four years after he tested positive for cocaine.
The Copa Libertadores will adopt a new format come 2017 with a year-long calendar in place. Tim Vickery wonders if this will improve the tournament.
Granada are in the process of terminating the contract of summer signing Jose Angulo because of a failed drugs test.
Celebrations in Colombia after Atletico Nacional won the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday ended in violence, with three fans killed.
There was no fairy tale ending to the 2016 Copa Libertadores with Nacional simply too good for plucky Independiente del Valle, writes Tim Vickery.
Atletico Nacional won their second Copa Libertadores title, defeating upstarts Independiente del Valle 1-0 in the second leg of the final.
Colombian club Atletico Nacional is all that stands between tiny Independiente del Valle and a piece of Copa Libertadores history, writes Tim Vickery.
Independiente and Nacional still have everything to play for after the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final finished 1-1, writes Tim Vickery.
Independiente del Valle kept their Copa Libertadores hopes alive with a late goal to draw 1-1 with Atletico Nacional.
Worst scheduling ever? Independiente Del Valle has had to play an Ecuadorian league game the same day as the Copa Libertadores final first leg.
Independiente del Valle try to complete a fairytale Copa Libertadores campaign against arguably the competition's best team in Atletico Nacional.
Ecuadorian minnows Independiente del Valle kept their fairytale run alive, beating Boca Juniors to advance to the Copa Libertadores final.
Independiente del Valle completed their shock upset of Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores semifinal and will meet Atletico Nacional in the final.
Independiente del Valle are already living a fairy tale. Round after round they've gone into fearsome arenas and held firm. Can they do it again?
Everton, Southampton and West Ham United are chasing Ecuador defender Arturo Mina, sources in South America have told ESPN FC.
Liverpool have taken Ecuadorian Mauricio Quinonez on trial, according to the South American's club.
Underdog teams Independiente del Valle and Atletico Nacional are alive and well after impressive first legs in the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
Independiente del Valle will take a 2-1 advantage to Buenos Aires after beating by that scoreline in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores semi.
One minnow, Independiente del Valle, and three South American giants -- Sao Paulo, Boca Juniors, Atletico Nacional -- meet in Copa Libertadores semis.
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