Sao Paulo secures place in final

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.”