Friday, 26 March 2010

Copa Libertadores 2nd Phase Week 6

Group 1

Racing Club 1-0 Independiente Medellín

Only one goal in Montevideo as Racing Club took a huge step towards qualification with a vital win over Independiente Medellín. The vital goal came from the head of Santiago Ostolaza 15 mintues from time while Independinte's Edison Giminez was sent off 5 minutes from time. The win lifts Racing 4 points clear in second.


1. Corinthians P3 7pts +2
2. Racing Club P4 7pts +1
3. Independiente Medellín P4 3pts
4. Cerro Porteño P3 1pt

Group 3

Estudiantes 2-0 Bolívar

Holders Estudiantes got back on course after two games without success with a comfortable victory over Bolívar in La Plata. Jose Sosa put Estudiantes ahead five minutes after half time and victory was sealed by Mauro Boselli who tapped in at the back post. The victory moves Estudiantes into second in the group and all but eliminates Bolívar.


1. Alianza Lima 9pts
2. Estudiantes 7pts
3. Juan Aurich 6pts
4. Bolívar 1pt

Group 4

Libertad 1-1 Universitario
Lanús 1-0 Blooming

A result of convenience in Asunción as Libertad and Universitario shared the points in the return match after the 0-0 draw in Peru. Victor Ayala put Libertad ahead ten minutes into the second half but victory which could have put Libertad in the qualification box seat was denied four minutes from time by an equaliser from Luis Ramírez. Lanús hauled themselves back into contention after victory over Blooming. Only one goal in the game and it came courtesy of a Santiago Salcedo penalty after 17 minutes. The defeat eliminated Blooming but left it all to play for at the top of the group.


1. Libertad 8pts +6GD
2. Universitario 8pts +3GD
3. Lanús 6pts
4. Blooming 0pts

Group 5

Deportivo Quito 1-0 Emelec

The all Ecuadorian clash in Quito went the way of the home side Deportivo as they kept their thin hopes of qualifying for the Round of 16 alive. The only goal of the game came 20 minutes into the second half from Michael Arroyo to give Deoprtivo their first win of the campaign.


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

Group 7

Cruzeiro 2-0 Deportivo Italia
Vélez Sarsfield 2-1 Colo Colo

2009 runners up Cruzeiro grabbed a crucial win in the most competetive group of the competition after completing a 2-0 win over Deportivo Italia in Belo Horizonte. Cruzeiro were ahead as early as the 6th minute through Fabinho and wrapped up victory twenty minutes from time through Pedro Ken. The defeat leaves Deportivo Italia on the brink of elimination. Vélez Sársfield remain top of the group after a come from behind victory over Colo Colo. Ezequiel Miralles put Colo Colo ahead against the run of play with 8 minutes on the clock but Vélez were level within 5 minutes from Rodrigo López. Santiago Silva headed home the winner after half an hour and despite dominating Vélex couldn't extend their lead. Frustration set in for the visitors and a second yellow card saw Rodrigo Millar sent off three minutes from time


1. Vélez Sársfield 10pts
2. Cruzeiro 7pts
3. Coloc Colo 4pts
4. Deportivo Italia 1pt

Group 8

Universidad Cátolica 1-1 Caracas FC

A result which was of little help to either team and leaves them both on the brink of elimination from the competition as Universidad Cátolica came from a goal down to claim a point against Caracas in Santiago. Jamie Bustamante put Caracas ahead 5 minutes into the second half but Universidad Cátolica grabbed a point 8 minutes from time through an equaliser from Juan Morales. It was a third consecutive draw in the competition for Universidad Cátolica.


1. Universidad de Chile P3 7pts
2. Flamengo P3 6pts
3. Universidad Cátolica P4 3pts
4. Caracas FC P4 2pts

They line up like this next week

Libertad v Lanús
Internacional v Cerro
Cruzeiro v Vélez Sársfield
Juan Aurich v Estudiantes
Monterrey v São Paulo
Morelia v Banfield
Emelec v Deportivo Quito
Corinthians v Cerro Porteño
Once Caldas v Club Nacional

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