Emelec 3 Barcelona 0 (4-1 agg): Bolanos brace seals title defence

Emelec made it back-to-back Ecuadorian Primera A titles on Sunday, beating Barcelona 4-1 on aggregate in the two-leg play-off.

Gustavo Quinteros' men wrapped up a 3-0 second-leg victory at home to Barcelona, who played 80 minutes with 10 men.

Alex Bolanos was sent off for a crude challenge on brother Miler Bolanos, who is on loan at Emelec from LDU Quito.

That made the equation tough on Ruben Israel's side, and compounding their numerical disadvantage was a well-created opening goal for the hosts 12 minutes later.

Angel Mena was the goal-scorer but a fine ball through the middle of Barcelona's defence from Bolanos got in behind the back four and drew the goalkeeper - and Mena was on hand to power a shot high into the net to put one hand on the trophy for Emelec.

Bolanos sealed the silverware late for Emelec with a double, striking in the 81st and 87th minutes to deny Barcelona the chance to win two titles in three years.

A Bolanos header from a cross in from the left sparked wild celebrations at the Estadio Banco del Pacífico in Guayaquil, before Mena was through on goal again only to square a pass for Bolanos to finish his brace.