The Peruvian striker scored in a penalty shootout with the Ecuadorian team. (Video: DIRECTV)
LDU de Quito defeated Sao Paulo 5-4 on penalties and qualified for the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana. The person in charge of the first shot by the Ecuadorian team was Paolo Guerrero, who did not forgive and scored his goal. The emotion of the ‘Predator’ was such that he held a wild celebration that provoked the ‘tricolor’ fans, so referee Alexis Herrera decided to sanction him with a yellow card.
You may be interested: Paolo Guerrero went crazy because he was trampled and had a collision with Rafinha in LDU Quito vs Sao Paulo for the Copa Sudamericana
The match played at the Morumbí Stadium ended with a 1-0 victory for the local team, which won with a goal from Robert Arboleda in the 77th minute. In this way, those led by Dorival Junior equalized the tie, since they had lost 2-1 in the first leg. The ‘merengues’, who played the entire second half with 10 men due to the expulsion of Alexander Alvarado in the 48th minute, had to withstand the attacks of the Brazilians, but their defense did a great job and they managed to hold out until the definition through the twelve Steps.
The team led by Luis Zubeldía had to kick second and the 39-year-old forward was designated as the first finisher. The Argentine Jonathan Calleri started by converting for the ‘club of faith’, so the captain of the Peruvian team assumed the responsibility of equalizing the series. The one trained in the Alianza Lima quarries managed to deceive goalkeeper Rafael and scored by directing his shot to the right post, while the goalkeeper went to the left.
Paolo Guerrero received his second yellow card wearing an LDU de Quito shirt (Getty Images).
After seeing the ball enter the net, Paolo, who had not played a good game, vented all his frustration and made a gesture pointing to his lower area to show that he had ‘eggs’, a word used in football slang to define who have the necessary courage to respond without hesitation in the most complicated situations.
You may be interested in: LDU vs Sao Paulo LIVE TODAY: the pass to the semis for Copa Sudamericana 2023 is defined by penalties
But that was not all, since Guerrero also went to the ‘torcida’ of Sao Paulo and made the letter C with his hand, referring to Corinthians, the classic rival of the ‘tricolor’, and where he played between 2012 and 2015, leaving a indelible mark by scoring 43 goals in 112 games and winning the 2012 Club World Cup, a title in which he was the protagonist by scoring the only goal in the final against Chelsea, being the last South American team to win this trophy.
Paolo Guerrero provoked the Sao Paulo fans by showing them the letter C that symbolizes Corinthians, their classic rival.