Brazilian media praise visiting Universidad de Chile as "South America's Barcelona team"

Universidad de Chile has touched down in Rio de Janeiro earlier today to face Brazilian giants Vasco da Gama in tomorrow morning's Copa Sudamericana semi-final.

Prior to departure from Santiago international airport, veteran Diego Rivarola spoke out to reporters.

"We have two very, very important matches to play. It is a great opportunity. We are clear of this and we want to make the best out of it possible".

Brazilian newspaper GloboEsporte headlined the arrival of Universidad de Chile to Rio as "South America's Barcelona".

"Universidad de Chile plays the most similar to Barcelona with the ball on the ground, pressing high up the field, in a dynamic shape with short and sharp passing using three attackers".

The newspaper also highlights the great expectation of the match to be played at the São Januário stadium.

The Copa Sudamericana semi finals will be televised live on Setanta Sports.

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