Colombia’s Junior reaches first Copa Sudamericana final
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa Sudamericana will feature first-time finalists Junior Barranquilla of Colombia and Atletico Paranaense of Brazil next week.
Junior completed the lineup on Thursday when it beat fellow Colombian side Santa Fe 1-0 in the semifinals, and 3-0 on aggregate.
Striker Teo Gutierrez scored in the first half.
Gutierrez and defender Gabriel Fuentes were sent off, and will miss the first leg of the final on Dec. 5 in Barranquilla.
The second leg will be on Dec. 12 in Curitiba, southern Brazil.