Uche Proud Despite Libertadores Defeat

Uche Proud Despite Libertadores Defeat

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Super Eagles striker Ikechukwu Uche is proud of his Mexican side Tigres UANL despite their 3-0 defeat in the wee hours of Thursday against Argentina’s River Plate in the second leg final of the 2015 Copa Libertadores.

The 0-0 stalemate in the first leg gave Los Millonarios a slight edge, but the Mexicans fancied their chances of silencing the fans at the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

Tigres were looking to become the first Mexican side to win the Copa Libertadores Championship but could not actualise that dream losing 3-0 to their rivals in the second leg after that drab goalless draw in the first leg.

Uche who is recovering from a knee injury tweeted after the game:

“Despite the loss, I’m proud to be part of this team.”

Alario headed in at the near post in the 45th minute to send River on their way to a third Copa title and first since 1996.

Sanchez was fouled in the penalty area in the 75th minute, he dusted himself up and converted his spot-kick and Mori headed in a corner in-between the keeper’s legs in the 79th minute.

The final monitored by completesportsnigeria.com saw nine yellow cards in a feisty encounter.