Friday, 27 August 2010

Copa Sudamericana Week 4

1st Stage First Leg

Universidad de Chile 2-2 Oriente Petrolero

Some three weeks after their elimination from the Libertadores Universidad de Chile set off on another continental campaign as they came back from two goals down against Oriente Petrolero of Bolivia. Ronal Rea put Oriente ahead a minute after the break with a deflected shot and when Mauricio Saucedo doubled the advantage with a chip over the keeper two minutes later it was a long way back for "La U". However, it took them just a minute to halve the deficit through a Carlos Bueno header and they levelled 20 minutes after Edson Puch beat the offside trap to fire home. The second leg for this one is next week.

1st Stage Second Legs

Barcelona 3-1 Universidad César Vallejo
Barcelona advances 6-0 on points
Colo Colo 3-1 Universitario
3-3 on points, Universitario advances on away goals
Santa Fe 4-0 Deportivo Lara
3-3 on points, Santa Fe advances on goal difference

After victory in the first leg in Peru, Barcelona of Ecuador made it to the second stage after a 3-1 win over Universidad César Vallejo. Ricadro Noir but Barcelona ahead with nine minutes on the clock but Jorge Cazulo levelled things for Universidad César Vallejo after 32 minutes. A minute later and Barcelona were back in front through Matias Oyola and Juan Samudio wrapped things up just short of the hour. The only disappointment for Barcelona was the dismissal of Omar De Jesus six minutes from time. Chilean big gun Colo Colo are always a dark horse in any continental competition but they were elminiated at the first stage by Universitario of Bolivia despite winning. Javier Cámpora put Colo Colo ahead on the night seven minutes before the break but Roberto Galindo's equaliser right on half time was to prove decisive for Universitario. It left Colo Colo needing to score at least three times, a second for Cámpora seven minutes after the break edged Colo Colo ahead on the night and half way through the second half Jose Fuenzalida levelled things on aggregate. Universitario held on and that goal from Galindo saw them qualify on away goals. Santa Fe of Colombia overturned a two goal first leg deficit to knock out Deportivo Lara of Venezuela. Sergio Otálvaro put Santa Fe ahead with six minutes on the clock and the tie was all square on aggregate when Alejandro Bernal doubled the lead on the night five minutes after the break. Then with twenty minutes to do Carlos Valdés of Santa Fe and Deportivo's Daniel Montoya were dismissed after clashing and two minutes later Felipe Noquera put Santa Fe ahead in the tie. Deportico Lara's Alexander Rondón became the third player to be sent off six minutes from time before Yulian Anchico wrapped things up from the spot for Santa Fe deep in injury time.

2nd Stage First Leg

Independiente 1-0 Argentinos Juniors

Argentinian clubs made their first appearance in the competition this season when the two struggling Primera League sides met. Both have yet to register victory in the Apertura and were looking to this to kick start their campaigns. Only one goal separated the teams it came with only nine minutes on the clock courtesy of a header from Leonel Galeano. The second leg for this one takes place in two weeks time.

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