Another week of CONMEBOL Sudamericana action is in the books, with 7 teams securing their spot in the Second Round. It was a week full of penalty shootouts, with 5 of the 7 matches played ending in spot kicks. Now comes the time to elect the best player of the week's action.
🔝👏 They were all named #BestOfTheMatch this week
🤔 Who was the @BridgestoneLA player of the week?
⚽ Tomás Sandoval (@ColonOficial)
⚽ Diego Novoa (@Equidadfutbol)
⚽ Alejandro Cabeza (@IDV_EC)
⚽ Diego Sánchez (@UEoficial) pic.twitter.com/RJHKveMufA— CONMEBOL Sudamericana EN (@TheSudamericana) April 19, 2019
The four finalists are made up of two attackers and two goalkeepers. Tomás Sandoval of Colón de Santa Fe scored twice, once via the backheel, to send his side into the second round. Alejandro Cabeza opened the scoring for Independiente del Valle in their success against Uníon. The Unión Española goalkeeper Diego Sánchez did everything, saving and scoring penalties in his side's shootout win. And finally, Diego Novoa the La Equidad goalkeeper, who saved a penalty impressively to eliminate Independiente F.B.C.
Tomás Sandoval,Colón's goalscorer
Diego Novoa, goalkeeping talisman of La Equidad
Alejandro Cabeza,Independiente del Valle's key man
Diego Sánchez, man of the match and star of penalties