last thursday, Melgar from Arequipa qualified for the semifinals of the South American Cup 2022 by eliminating in the penalty shootout SC International at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre.
With the outstanding performance of the goalkeeper Carlos Cacedawho saved three penalties and who also had a superior performance during the 90 minutes, Melgar’s cast from Arequipa makes history and will now face Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle in the Copa Sudamericana semifinals.
Also this Friday Conmebol confirmed the dates of the duel between Melgar vs. Valley Independent for the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana.
On Wednesday, August 31, FBC Melgar will visit Independent of the Valley in Quito. The match will start at 5:15 pm according to Peruvian and Ecuadorian time. The Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium will be the scene of the first confrontation, while the second leg will be on Wednesday, September 7 at the UNSA Monumental Stadium, in Arequipa, at 7:15 p.m.
However, through his twitter account, the sports manager of FBC Melgar, Edgar Villamarín, responded to each of the many congratulations he received for qualifying for the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana.
The former soccer player did not hesitate twice and answered each message. “This is a great job by the footballers and the technical command. They are the managers of all this, it is the best to work with professionals of this level ”, it is read in one of his responses.
Then, the sports manager of the red and black box of Melgar, adds: “God willing, we continue to be given the opportunity to fulfill what this group wants so much. Proud of this group of players and technical team who continue to do an impeccable job”.
Finally, Edgar Villamarin, manager of Melgar He commented on the key to this good moment for his team in the Copa Sudamerica: “It’s all about the footballers and technical command, with the effort they make they reward any management”.
The two teams have already met once before. The game was in the group stage of the Libertadores Cup 2016.
In that tournament, the Ecuadorian team of Valley Independent He took the victory in both matches: he won 1-0 in Arequipa and 2-0 in Quito.