LDU Quito fans miss Luis Zubeldía after loss to Universitario: “We made a mistake in Peru” | game

Luis Jubeldia qualified LDU for Copa Libertadores but left as coach. Photo: Conmebol/La Republica | CONMEBOL/REPUBLIC OF

LDU de Quito suffered a heavy defeat in their first match against the Copa Libertadores Sports University. They won by one goal against Quinones, the defending champions South American Cup 2023 They couldn't keep up with the meringues and percussion They lost 2–1 thanks to a brace from Jose El 'Tunje' Rivera The monumental 'U' at the Marathon Stadium.

A defeat that had a deep impact on fans of the Ecuadorian league, soon filling social networks with reports of missing their previous coach, Luis Jubeldia. with, They coached our countryman Paulo Guerrero and won the Copa Sudamericana title in the Ecuador Pro League.And they won the cup with Fluminense from Brazil.

As many remember, Luis Jubeldia The contract with LDU has not been renewed, although they have made positive progress in negotiations. However, some internal conflicts arose which led to the exit of both the Argentine and the Peruvian striker. After this, the Corporation hired Joseph AlcazarHe had his first experience as a professional coach leading albos.

Against this background and after the success of the Universitario, the league fans attacked the new coach and published messages dedicated to the former strategist Luis Jubeldia.

What a pain in the eyes to see how the league plays, from us winning in Chile to picking up points in Brazil to confusion in Peru. The prince returns“,”We lost against a mediocre team, the league match was poorly planned, despite that, the first half was incredibly dominant and we could have gone out by one goal, Julio was weak and Alvarado had to come out, Ars Can't come out, neither can Choclo, we have to go on.“,”Unfortunately, the team itself killed the team, you retain a high percentage of your players but not the string pullers, shame on you.“,”I miss you more than ever, your ideology was different, they scored a goal for the team, went out to kill … now they scored a goal, forgot how to pass“,”Alcacer leaves this week, so the leadership realizes they cannot throw away the investment they have made in the squad.“, some comments that can be read on social networks.

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Who is the new coach of LDU Quito?

Since Jubeldia was not renewed, Joseph Alcacer became the new coach of LDU Quito. He was born in Spain, is 44 years old and started his coaching career in the training departments of Líria CF. In 2003 he accepted the position of strategist of the Levante UD women's team, where he spent 3 seasons, then became the first assistant at CD Castellón until July 2009.

He was Manolo Preciado's assistant at Villarreal B and became his right-hand man in June 2010, but at Sporting de Gijon. Between 2012 and 2022, Alcácer was an assistant coach for clubs such as Elche, Getafe, Villarreal and Granada until he gained his first experience as a head coach in Spain at Alcorcón B in the 2020–21 season.

After this move, he accepted the most difficult challenge of his career: as coach of the Quito University Sports League.

Josep Alcacer announced before the match. Photo: LDU

How was the match between Universitario vs. LDU Quito?

Universitario de Deportes beat LDU Quito 2-1 on Date 1 of Group D Copa Libertadores 2024. Albos Quinones took the lead with a goal, but in the second half, the Meringues changed the score with goals from Jose Rivera.

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