Independiente del Valle overcome all odds to win Copa Sudamericana
Faced with searing heat, torrential rain and a hostile crowd, it felt like everything was against Independiente del Valle ahead of the Copa final.
Independiente del Valle beat Colon for Copa Sudamericana crown
Unheralded Ecuadorean side Independiente del Valle overcame a rain-sodden pitch to beat Argentina's Colon 3-1 and win the Copa Sudamericana.
Colon and Independiente del Valle a contrast in styles in Copa Sudamericana final
The Copa Sudamericana final features two teams with very different approaches in Independiente del Valle and Colon in a first of its kind decider.
Union-Independiente clash a study in Copa Sudamericana contrasts
The clash between stalwarts Union de Santa Fe and upstarts Independiente del Valle was a study in contrasts often found in Copa Sudamericana.
Argentine side to use Viagra to combat altitude in Quito
Argentine side Union de Santa Fe will use Viagra to combat the altitude when they face Independiente del Valle in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito.
Best and worst of football fandom firmly on display this past week in Brazil
Football and passion are nearly synonymous, but for every positive example there seems to be a negative one. Case in point: the past week in Brazil.