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Copa Libertadores Final Berth Excites Ike Uche

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Super Eagles striker, Ikechukwu Uche, on Thursday morning congratulated his Tigres UANL teammates after the Mexican side made history by reaching the final of the 2015 Copa Libertadores tournament.

Uche has been out of action due to fitness concerns.

No Mexican club has played in the final of the tournament, but Tigres achieved that feat in the wee hours of Thursday when they defeated Brazilian club Internacional 3-1 in the second leg of their fixtures to qualify 4-3 on aggregate.

They had lost the first leg in Porto Alegre, Brazil 2-1.

Uche took to Twitter to express his elation with his team’s progress.

“Good work guys! Feliciades!! #SomoTigres #TigresPorLibertadores”

Uche had urged his team to go for victory before the game via same social media platform:

“Its gameday (against Internacional)! Go Tigres Go!

Former Marseille striker Gignac, who made his Tigres debut in the semi-final first leg in Porto Alegre, scored the opener at the Estadio Universitario de Nuevo Leon, heading Jurgen Damm’s cross into the net in the 18th minute of the game which kicked off 2am Nigerian time on Thursday morning.

Tigres led 2-0 at half-time after an own goal from Internacional’s Geferson, while they extended their lead further in the 57th minute through Egidio Arevalo.

The Mexicans will now play against Argentina’s River Plate in the final next week.

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