LDU add Sudamericana to Libertadores win

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ecuador's LDU Quito won their second South American club trophy in successive seasons despite a 3-0 defeat by Fluminense of Brazil in the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana final at the Maracana on Wednesday.

LDU, Libertadores Cup winners when they beat the same rivals in the final in 2008, only just denied Fluminense what would have been a remarkable comeback from last week's 5-1 defeat in the first leg in Quito to take the title 5-4 on aggregate.

Fluminense have had a remarkable run in recent months and are unbeaten in their last 10 Brazilian championship matches as they fight a rearguard action against relegation.

The Copa Sudamericana is South America's second club championship, equivalent to the Europa League.