Thursday, 29 July 2010

Copa Libertadores Semi Final 1st Legs

CD Guadalajara 1-1 Universidad de Chile
Internacional 1-0 São Paulo

Universidad de Chile gained an important 1-1 draw with Guadalajara in the first leg of the semi-final at the Estadio Azteca. In the 47th minute, Argentinian playmaker Walter Montillo sent a free-kick into the area and Guadalajara defender Hector Reynoso's clearing header only reached Juan Manuel Olivera and he found Rafael Olarra who nodded the ball into the net. It was the first goal the Mexican side had conceded in the compeition but Omar Arellano levelled for Guadalajara five minutes later after "La U" keeper Miguel Pinto couldn't handle an Omar Bravo header and Arello was on hand to get Guadalajara level and leave it all to play for in Santiago next week.

In Porto Alegre, substitute midfielder Giuliano scored in the second half to give Internacional a 1-0 win over São Paulo in the first leg their semi-final on Wednesday night. Giuliano's shot went in off the post following good build up play by Andres D'Alessandro and Alecsandro half way through the second half. Inter had the majority of the play leading up to the goal but found Rogério Ceni in inspired form. Sao Paulo had few chances, with Dagoberto's deflected shot flying wide but missed a huge opportunity for an away goal when Hernanes shot straight at Inter goalkeeper Renan in stoppage tie.

The second legs take place next week

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