Nine-man LDU claim incredible Copa Sudamericana win over Fluminense

Fluminense 3 – LDU de Quito 0 (Agg. 4-5) (Copa Sudamericana final second-leg, December 2, 2009) Diguinho, Fred and Gum scored for Fluminense at a packed Maracana stadium, but it wasn’t enough to erase the Brazilian club’s 5-1 first-leg loss last week in Ecuador. Liga de Quito played a man down from the 18th minute after Ulises De la Cruz was shown a red card for a hard foul, and both teams had a player sent off (Fred for Flu, Jairo Campos for LDU) in the second half. The result meant that Ecuadorian giants Liga Deportiva Universitaria were crowned the Copa Sudamericana champions (post-match celebrations here).