Cuenca defeats Bolivian champs, advances in South American Cup

The remarkable transformat ion of Cuenca’s professional football team continued Tuesday night in Cochabamba, Bolivia as the Southern Express defeated Jorge Wilstermann in a penalty shoot-out, 6-5. With the win, Deportivo Cuenca advances to the second round of the Copa Sudamericana football tournament. Six weeks ago, Cuenca was on the verge of being demoted to Ecuador’s B League, having gone nine games without a victory. Since then, following the hiring of Venezuelan coach Richard Paéz, they have not lost, winning five games and tying two. Tuesday night’s game ended in a 2-2 draw before being decided by penalty kicks. Cuenca…

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