Friday, 19 March 2010

Copa Libertadores 2nd Phase Week 5

Group 1

Cerro Porteño 0-1 Corinthians
Independiente Medellín 0-0 Racing Club

Corinthians remain unbeaten after victory in Asunción against Cerro Porteño. The only goal of the game came four minutes from half time when Ronaldo was left umarked at the back post and he added the finishing touch. Jorge Brítez saw red for Cerro Porteño eight minutes from time. Independiente Medellín collected their third draw in as many games with a goalless draw against Racing Club of Montevideo. Independiente had to hold on with 9 men as Cesar Valoyes and Lewis Ochoa both saw second half red cards.


1. Corinthians 7pts
2. Racing Club 4pts
3. Independiente Medellín 3pts
4. Cerro Porteño 1pt

Group 2

Monterrey 2-2 Once Caldas
São Paulo 3-0 Club Nacional

Monterrey remain in the hunt to qualify after a draw with Once Caldas. Dayro Moreno gave Once Caldas the perfect start when he put them ahead with their first attack of the game but Osvaldo Martínez levelled for the home side from the spot in the 18th minute. Monterrey then made the perfect start to the second half when Neri Cardozo scored with less than a minute gone. Once Caldas though found a way back into the game, Jamie Castrillón levelling 20 minutes into the second half. São Paulo completed a double over Club Nacional in the space of a week with a comfortable victory to eliminate the Paraguayans from the competition. Two goals in the space of two minutes around the half hour mark from Dagoberto and Léo Lima put the game beyond Club Nacional. Washington made it three goal in the two games when he wrapped things up nine minutes into the second half.


1. São Paulo 9pts
2. Once Caldas 8pts
3. Monterrey 5pts
4. Club Nacional 0pts


Group 3

Juan Aurich 4-2 Alianza Lima

Alianza Lima fell to their first defeat of the competition in the all Peruvian clash. It all started well for Alianza when Joel Sánchez put them ahead with only two minutes on the clock. Juan Aurich hit back and were ahead by half time, Roberto Guizasola levelled after 25 minutes and Luis Tejada got the go ahead goal a minute before half time. Reimond Manco put Juan Aurich two goals ahead on the hour but Alianza had a fighting chance when Roberto Ovelar pulled a goal back 18 minutes from time. As they chased the game Alianza were left exposed at the back and Pedro Ascoy wrapped up the points four minutes from time.


1. Alianza Lima P4 9pts
2. Juan Aurich P4 6pts
3. Estudiantes P3 4pts
4. Bolívar P3 1pt

Group 5

Cerro 0-0 Internacional

No goals in Montevideo as Cerro remain top of the group. An uninspiring game of few chances saw 9 yellow cards as Internacional collected their second draw in successions


1. Cerro P3 7pts
2. Internacional P3 5pts
3. Deportivo Quito P2 1pts
4. Emelec P2 0pts

Group 6

Banfield 0-2 Nacional
Morelia 2-1 Deportivo Cuenca

After being denied in Montevideo the week before Nacional crossed the River Plate to inflict Banfield's first defeat and go top of the group. Both goals came in the first half, Sebastian Coates put Nacional ahead in the 34th minute and Gonzalo Codoy doubled the lead three minutes before half time. Morelia finally got their first win of the competition after victory of Deportivo Cuenca. Jared Borgetti grabbed both goals for Morelia in the first half, Jorge Ladines pulled a goal back for Deportivo Cuenca but it was too little too late for the Ecuadorians.


1. Nacional 8pts
2. Banfield 7pts
3. Morelia 4pts
4. Deportivo Cuenca 3pts

Group 7

Colo Colo 1-1 Vélez Sársfield

Vélez went three points clear at the top of Group Seven after picking up a point in Chile at Colo Colo. They left it very very late though. Esteben Paredes put Colo Colo ahead in the 57th minute but Vélez then had Victor Zapata sent off two minutes later. Vélez were rewarded for their fighting qualities and Santiago Silva grabbed the leveller three minutes into stoppage time.


1. Vélez Sársfield 7pts
2. Cruzeiro 4pts +1GD
3. Colo Colo 4pts -2GD
4. Deportivo Italia 1pt

Group 8

Caracas FC 0-0 Universidad Cátolica
Universidad de Chile 2-1 Flamengo

No goals in Venezuela between Caracas and Universidad Cátolica, a result which does no favours for either team as they remain rooted in the bottom two places in the group. Universidad de Chile went top of the group after inflicting Flamengo's first defeat of the competition. Eduardo Vargas put Universidad de Chile ahead three minutes before half time. Rodrigo Alvim levelled for Flamengo six minutes into the second half but Flamengo were undone when Felipe Seymour won the game for Universidad with their second ten minutes into the second half


1. Universidad de Chile 7pts
2. Flamengo 6pts
3. Universidad Cátolica 2pts
4. Caracas FC 1pt

Next weeks games line up like this

Estudiantes v Bolívar
Libertad v Universitario
Lanús v Blooming
Universidad Cátolica v Caracas FC
Cruzeiro v Deportivo Italia
Racing Club v Independiente Medellín
Vélez Sársfield v Colo Colo
Deportivo Quito v Emelec

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