Silva hails team spirit as Olimpia reach Libertadores final

The goalkeeper played an important role as his side held on to edge pastSanta Fe, and believes the togetherness of the squad has been pivotal to their success
Olimpia goalkeeper Martin Silva paid tribute to his side's team spirit after they secured their place in the final of the Copa Libertadores.

The Paraguayan outfit progressed 2-1 on aggregate against Santa Fe despite suffering a 1-0 second-leg loss, and Silva is cofident his side have the belief to claim the trophy for the first time since 2002.

"For us it's something huge, we've been working like crazy since the group stage and we are really happy because this group deserves this," the 30-year-old was quoted as saying by

"The best thing about Olimpia is the devotion, the heart and the togetherness of the group. I think we believe we are capable [of winning the final].

"It's crazy for the fans, because the people of Olimpia are very passionate. We had an amazing reception in Bogota and they deserve this too. Now we have to celebrate."

Olimpia will face the winner of the second semi-final between Newell's Old Boys and Atletico Mineiro in the final.