Round of 16 - Second Leg
Independiente 4-2 Defensor Sporting
3-3 on points, Independiente advances on goal difference
San José 2-0 Newell's Old Boys
3-3 on points, Newell's Old Boys advances on goal difference
LDU Quito 6-1 Unión San Felipe
3-3 on points, LDU Quito advances on goal difference
Peñarol 3-2 Goiás
3-3 on points, Goiás advances on away goals
Santa Fe 1-0 Atlético Mineiro
3-3 on points, Atlético Mineiro advances on goal difference
Avaí 3-1 Emelec
3-3 on points, Avaí advances on goal difference
Palmeiras 3-1 Universitario
Palmeiras advances 6-0 on points
Despite taking a lead back over the River Plate and taking a 12th minute lead on the night courtesy of Rodrigo Mora, Defensor Sporting of Uruguay were knocked out of the competition by an Independiente side still struggling in the Argentinian league. By half time Independiente were 3-1 up on the night thanks to Nestor Silvera, Hernan Fredes and Nicolas Carbera. When Diego Rodríguez pulled a goal back for Defensor three minutes after the break they were in the box seat but when Nicolas Martínez struck fifteen minutes from time there was no road back for the Uruguayans. San José got some pride back after their thumping in Rosario a couple of weeks ago to Newell's Old Boys. The Argentinians sent an under strength side to Bolivia but they were good enough. Luis Mendez put San José ahead with twenty minutes on the clock and Aquilano Villalba doubled their lead nine minutes from time.The holders, LDU Quito are into the last 8 after overcoming their their defeat last week in Chile against Unión San Felipe. LDU were back level in the tie inside 24 minutes, Gonzalo Chila put LDU ahead and then Hernan Barcos converted from the penalty spot. But Unión San Felipe wouldn't lie down and went back ahead in the tie seven minutes before the break when Angel Vildozo halved the deficit on the night. But the holders are made of stern stuff and Jorge Guagua put LDU ahead in the tie six minutes into the second half and Carlos Luna made it four on the night eight minutes later. Juan Salgueiro made the tie safe on 66 minutes and a second for Barcos seven minutes later wrapped things up.
Ten man Goiás scraped into the last eight despite defeat in Montevideo to Peñarol. Rafael Moura put the struggling Brazilian side ahead on the night on seventeen minutes but goals from Matias Corujo and Marcelo Sosa sent Peñarol into the break ahead. Eleven minutes after the break Éverton Santos was sent off but thirteen minutes from time Carlos Alberto levelled for Goiás on the night. There was a frantic last six minutes after Alejandro Martinuccio put Peñarol back ahead again on the night but there were unable to find another goal to win the tie. Another struggling Brazilian side, Atlético Mineiro made it into the last eight despite defeat to Sante Fe in Colombia. Their 2-0 victory last week was a sufficient barrier despite Felipe Noguera scoring the only goal of the night on the hour. The last Bolivian side in the competition. Yet another struggling Brazilian side, Avaí made it into the last eight after a 3-1 victory over Emelec saw them advance. Leading 2-1 from the first leg Emelec made the perfect start in Florianópolis when Joao Rojas put them ahead two minutes into the game and a two goal cushion in the tie. They held that lead until half time but Avaí levelled on the night when Roberto scored two minutes after the break. Four minutes after that and the tie was level when Eltinho put Avaí ahead on the night and two minutes later they were ahead when Emerson made it three goals in just six minutes. There was no way back for the fancies Ecuadorians. Universitario of Bolivia had their interest in the competition ended after defeat to Palmeiras. With a goal lead from the first leg, Kléber put Palmeiras ahead on the night with just 12 minutes on the clock and they were out of the tie when Luan added a second fifteen minutes later. Universitario pulled a goal back from Damian Cirillo after 64 minutes but Danilo put the tie to bed with a third for the Big Green seven minutes later and end Bolivian interest in the competition.
The last eight line up like this and we will be guaranteed a team from Brazil in the final of the competition as they will be forced to face each other in the semi-final due to the competition rules. The two legs are scheduled to take place sometime over the next three midweeks.
Newell's Old Boys v LDU Quito
Independiente v Deportes Tolima
Avaí v Goiás
Palmeiras v Atlético Mineiro