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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