Latin America

Sao Paulo secures place in final

Sao Paulo players celebrate reaching the Copa Sudamericana final.
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Brazilian giants Sao Paulo booked a berth in the Copa Sudamericana finals with a goalless draw against Chile's Universidad Catolica.

The 1-1 first-leg draw in Santiago was enough for Ney Franco's side to reach the showpiece on away goals.

Sao Paulo's reward is a final match-up against Millonarios of Colombia or Argentinian outfit Tigre, who shared a goalless first leg.

Jadson and the lively Luis Fabiano both had chances to break the deadlock for Sao Paulo before half-time but failed to convert.

Luis Fabiano saw another late effort saved but Catolica failed to really threaten at the other end.

Reflecting on the game, Jadson said: "It was a tough game. All of us fought for all the match.

"I had three opportunities. The team had several more. However, all of us are celebrating. Now it's time to play well in the finals."

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