Friday, 15 October 2010

Copa Sudamericana Week 10

Round of 16 - First Leg

Unión San Felipe 4-2 LDU Quito
Goiás 1-0 Peñarol
Atlético Mineiro 2-0 Santa Fe
Emelec 2-1 Avaí
Universitario 0-1 Palmeiras

The holder LDU Quito crashed to a 4-2 defeat in their opening game of the campaign against Unión San Felipe of Chile. The goals in the space of three first half minutes from David Di Stefano and Angel Vildozo put the Chileans in charge but Hernan Barcos pulled a goal back from the spot. When Carlos Luna levelled on the hour for LDU you thought it was business as usual but a second for Vildozo restored the lead and Juan Tolza grabbed a fourth four minutes from time. Goiás put their miserable league form behin them to record victory over Peñarol of Uuruguay. Rafael Moura with the only goal of the game 23 minutes into the first half.Atlético Mineiro are another team struggling in Brazil and they were another team tp put poor league form behind them as they recorded a 2-0 win over Santa Fe of Colombia. Obina was the Atlético-MG hero with a goal in each half.

Avaí came away from Emelec with a creditable 2-1 defeat, a result that gives them hope for the second leg. An own goal from Eltinho put Emelec into the lead after 64 minutes but Marcelinho levelled six minues later. Emelec them has Pedro Quiñónez sent off with six minutes to go and it was the ten men who snatched victory two minutes into injury time whe Joao Rojas struck. In Bolivia, Universitario`s success of the last round didn`t go unnoticed by Palmeiras who fielded a strong side in their 1-0 victory. Marcos Assunção with the onle goal of the game after 26 minutes. All remaining second leg ties take place week.

Round of 16 - Second Leg

Deportes Tolima 3-0 Banfield
3-3 on points, Deportes Tolima advances on goal difference

Huge shock in Colombia as Deportes Tolima dumped much fancied Banfield out of the competition and overcoming a two goal deficit in the process. Tolima made the perfect start when Wilder Medina put them ahead on the night and Christian Marrugo levelled the tie on aggregate four minutes before the break the belief was there. It took a bit of a knock back when Yair Arrechea was sent off on the hour but then ten men went ahead in the tie sixteen minutes from time when Rodrigo Marangoni scored. Banfield only needed to score to win on away goals but had Victor López sent off in injury time as the frustration grew.

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