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Sao Paulo and Del Valle reach Copa Sudamericana final

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Sao Paulo and Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle will play this year’s final of the Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious club tournament in South America.

Patrick of Brazil's Sao Paulo, right, Dudu of Brazil's Atletico Goianiense, center, and goalkeeper Renan of Brazil's Atletico Goianiense, left, battle for the ball during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Patrick of Brazil’s Sao Paulo, right, Dudu of Brazil’s Atletico Goianiense, center, and goalkeeper Renan of Brazil’s Atletico Goianiense, left, battle for the ball during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports

The decider is scheduled for Oct. 1 in the Argentinian city of Cordoba.

Sao Paulo advanced on penalties after a 2-0 home win against Atletico Goianiense on Thursday. Patrick scored both goals of the match in the fourth and 63rd minutes at the Morumbi Stadium to leave the aggregate 3-3.

Patrick of Brazil's Sao Paulo, center, celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Brazil's Atletico Goianiense during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Patrick of Brazil’s Sao Paulo, center, celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Brazil’s Atletico Goianiense during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports

Sao Paulo beat the visitors 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Independiente del Valle reached the final on Wednesday after a 3-0 win at Peru’s Melgar, the same result of the first leg last week.

Lautaro Diaz of Ecuador's Independiente del Valle celebrates scoring his side's opening goal against Peru's Melgar during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at the UNSA Monumental Stadium in Arequipa, Peru, Wednesday, Sept.7, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Lautaro Diaz of Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal against Peru’s Melgar during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at the UNSA Monumental Stadium in Arequipa, Peru, Wednesday, Sept.7, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports

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Lautaro Diaz of Ecuador's Independiente del Valle, left, scores the opening goal against Peru's Melgar during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at the UNSA Monumental Stadium in Arequipa, Peru, Wednesday, Sept.7, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Lautaro Diaz of Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle, left, scores the opening goal against Peru’s Melgar during a Copa Sudamericana semifinal second-leg soccer match at the UNSA Monumental Stadium in Arequipa, Peru, Wednesday, Sept.7, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)© Provided by Associated Press – Sports

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