A late Matias Alustiza strike helped Deportivo Quito to their third Ecuadorian Serie A title in four years as they defeated Emelec 1-0 in Quito on Saturday, giving them a 2-0 aggregate victory in the championship decider.
There has been a lot of doom and gloom in Bolivia recently regarding the fact that very few young players are coming through the ranks and challenging for places in a national team that many feel has become stale and is in need of fresh blood.
Deportivo Quito continued their astonishing early season form with a 1-0 win over Olmedo for their eighth consecutive victory. Carlos Ischia’s side are also yet to concede a goal.
The last couple of days have seen three Andean sides in action in the Copa Sudamericana – a loose Europa League equivalent – with tonight’s match between La Equidad of Colombia and Peru’s Juan Aurich concluding matters for the week.