Friday, 24 September 2010

Copa Sudamericana Week 8

Second Stage Second Leg

Deportes Tolima 2-0 Oriente Petrolero
3-3 on points, Deportes Tolima advances on goal difference
Cerro Porteño 2-2 Universitario
Universitario advances 4-1 on points
Sport Huancayo 2-0 Defensor Sporting
3-3 on points, Defensor Sporting advances on goal difference
San José 4-0 Atlético Huila
San José advances 4-1 on points
Estudiantes 1-1 Newell's Old Boys
Newell's Old Boys advances 4-1 on points
Emelec 5-0 Universidad San Martin
3-3 on points, Emelec advances on goal difference
Unión San Felipe 1-1 Guaraní
3-3 on points, Unión San Felipe advances 8-7 on kicks from the penalty mark
Caracas FC 0-0 Santa Fe
Santa Fe advances 4-1 on points

Deportes Tolima made it into the last sixteen after overcoming a first leg defeat to beat Oriente Petrolero 2-0. Wilder Medina put Tolima a goal up inside three minutes and Jorge Perlaza doubled the lead on 26 minutes. That proved to be the winner and both teams finished with ten after Danilo Peinado of Oriente and Gustavo Bolívar of Tolima were sent off for fighting on the half hour. Universitario of Bolivia claimed an impressive scalp in last season's defeated semi-finalists Cerro Porteño after it finished all square in Asunción. Roberto Galindo put Universitario ahead half way through the first half but Julio Dos Santos levelled for Cerro Porteño nine minutes after the break. Universitario went ahead again when Damian Cirillo edged them ahead half way through the second half. A Jorge Núñez penalty 17 minutes from time levelled things on the night but Cerro Porteño needed to score twice to progress but were unable to.

After winning the first leg 9-0 last week Defensor Sporting send a virtual reserve team to Peru for the return with Sport Huancayo and it was the home side that restored from pride after a 2-0 victory. An own goal from Damian Suárez put Sport ahead just before half time and they made sure of victory on the night when Hector Ramírez added a second half way through the second half. After a 1-1 draw in Colombia a couple of weeks ago Atlético Huila couldn't cope with the Bolivian altitude as they were easily brushed aside by San José. Aquilano Villalban set San José on their way with five minutes on the clock and Regis De Souza doubled the lead half way through the first hald. Alejandro Bejarano made it three before the break and Anibal Medina wrapped things up for San José with 66 minutes on the clock.

Newell's Old Boys produced the surprise result of the round after they removed Estudiantes from the competition. Trailing from the first game, Estudiantes were first to score when Fedrico Fernández put them ahead with just twelve minutes on the clock. Newell's Old Boys got their crucial goal two minutes before half time, Ivan Borghello with the crucial away goal which left Estudiantes needing to score twice to progress, something they couldn't do. After defeat in Peru last week, Emelec were much too strong on home soil for universidad San Martin. Two goals in the space of five first half minutes from Jamie Ayoví and David Quiroz put Emelec in control and when Fernando Gimenez added a third a minutes after the break the writing was on the wall for Universidad San Martin. A second for Ayoví made it four and Enner Valencia wrapped things up a minutes from time.

The only tie of the round to go the distance as Unión San Felipe of Chile squeezed past Guaraní of Paragay after a penalty shoot out. Fedrico Carballo put Guaraní in the driving seat when he gave them the lead a minute before half time but Migual Gonzalez levelled matters 13 minutes after the break. So with everything level it came down to penalties, each side was successful with their first four penalties but when Eros Pérez missed the fifth for Unión San Felipe, Pedro Chávez was denied to send Guaraní through. Elvis Marecos and Jorge Mendoza both had chances to send Guaraní into the round of 16 but the game was over when Pablo Aurreochea missed after Cristían Magaña had put Unión San Felipe 8-7 up. Finally Santa Fe advanced into the round of 16 after a scoreless draw against Caracas FC saw them progress after their 2-1 victory at home the week before.

So finally after two months of games the round of 16 lines up like this as we welcome title holders LDU Quito into the competition. These ties take place week commencing October 4 and October 18.

LDU Quito v Unión San Felipe
Avaí v Emelec
Santa Fe v Atlético Mineiro
San José v Newell's Old Boys
Deportes Tolima v Banfield
Palmeiras v Universitario
Peñarol v Goiás
Independiente v Defensor Sporting

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