League of Quito is representing in the best way in the South American Cup by reaching, for now, the semifinals and being a candidate to be champion of the tournament Conmebol. The white team has already won the tournament and together with Valley Independent They have seven international trophies, while the two largest of the shipyard have still eluded the opportunity to win at an international level.
Much has been said about the importance of winning at the international level and the press in the city of Guayaquil is beginning to get upset with its representative clubs for not achieving international glory. “Let’s stop with mediocrity… the display cases are dusty. It is shameful that two teams that are going to have 100 years of history, and that have nothing. While Liga de Quito is going to a new final, and it is possible that it will win it“said one of the Ecuagol journalists.
Barcelona SC was close
Barcelona SC He was runner-up in the CONMEBOL Libertadores in 1990 and 1998. Until then, he was the best international representative to reach those levels and although he was a finalist, he lost both finals. Once the ‘U’ achieved international glory, it has left Barcelona SC as a secondary team in terms of international merits, a story that was repeated when the Valley Independent He became champion and protagonist.
Quito League the most winners internationally
The ‘U’ is currently the team that has best represented the Ecuador internationally, reaching the Copa Libertadores in 2008, the Copa Sudamericana in 2009 and the Recopa in 2009 and 2010. Obviously, it is the most winning team in the country in tournaments Conmebol.
Now, they have a new possibility by winning 3-0 in the first leg semifinal against Defensa y Justicia and is emerging as a candidate to be champion in a final against the winner of Corinthians and Fortaleza.
Independiente del Valle, with little history, has already won abroad
For his part, the Valley Independent reached the South American Cup in 2019 and in 2022. In addition, in 2023 he obtained the South American Cup Winners’ Cup. Adding three international tournaments and we would have to take into account that in 2016 the Libertadores Cup who lost it to National Athletic.