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Independiente vs Santos live stream: How to watch Copa Sudamericana online

By Mohamed Moallim

Independiente vs Santos live stream, predictions & team news | Copa Sudamericana

Published: 18:25, 22 July 2021

Independiente will be looking to reach the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals at Santos’ expense when they square off on Thursday evening (22:15 UK time).

Fernando Diniz’s men visit Argentina with a slender 1-0 advantage. However, in two previous visits to Independiente (both Copa Libertadores knockout fixtures) Santos have left empty-handed.


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Scoreline prediction: Independiente 1-1 Santos

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Independiente vs Santos build-up & previous line-ups:

Two-time Copa Sudamericana winners Independiente began their quest for a third championship with a huge 1-3 win at Guabirá with Jonathan Herrera grabbing a hat-trick. Julio César Falcioni’s men then built on that matchday one success by registering five points across their subsequent three matches. They did, however, win their final two matches securing top spot of Group B and sole qualifier for the round-of-16. Although they lost the first leg, Independiente will feel they can turn it around when hosting their Brazilian opponents at home.

The club which birthed Pele’s legendary career are missing the Copa Sudamericana title from their collection. In fact, since the competition was born 19 years ago, only four Brazilian clubs have lifted the trophy. Fernando Diniz’s side were one of eight third-place clubs to drop from the Copa Libertadores group stage, finishing with just two wins including a stunning 5-0 success over bottom side The Strongest. Os Santásticos also suffered four losses including at Boca Juniors whom they’d eventually gain a semblance of revenge over at home. Santos now return to Argentina looking to secure passage to the quarter-finals to face Libertad.

  • Independiente (vs Argentinos Juniors): Sosa; Bustos, Barreto, Insaurralde, Rodríguez; Lucas Romero, Blanco, Roa; Palacios, Silvio Romero, Velasco.
  • Santos (vs Red Bull Bragantino): Paulo; Pará, Luiz Felipe, Kaiky, Moraes; Camacho, Pirani, Sánchez; Marinho, Kaio Jorge, Guilherme.

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Player to watch: Jonathan Herrera (Independiente)

It’s been a Copa Sudamericana campaign to remember for Jonathan Herrera, who’s currently on loan at Independiente from Malaysia outfit Johor Darul, and that investment has been paying dividends. To date he’s bagged six goals across five outings. It began with that aforementioned treble against Guabirá since then he’s registered in three consecutive matches before shooting a blank. Herrera missed the first leg against Santos and given they’re behind in the tie Independiente boss Julio Falcioni could turn to the 29-year-old marksman.