LDU de Quito hit seven to reach Copa Sudamericana final

Astra Ploietsi 1 – Dinamo Bucharest 2 (Romanian Cup, November 19, 2009) A fine turn and finish from Adrian Cristea gave Dinamo the lead on ten minutes, seven minutes later Georgian Paun equalised from the penalty spot only for Adrian Cristea to slide home the winner early in the second half.


LDU de Quito 7 – River Plate 0 (Copa Sudamericana, November 19, 2009) (Agg. 8-2) The Ecuadorians booked a place in the final against Fluminense with a comrehensive rout against their Uruguayan opponents. Bieler opened the scoring from the spot, Carlos Espinoza headed home the second and Miller Bolanos made it 3-0 before the break. Mendez grabbed the fourth, substitute Ulises de la Cruz (formerly of Aston Villa) scored the fifth and a brace from Bieler completed his hat-trick and the resounding victory.