On Thursday night in Bogotá the final First Stage tie got underway as La Equidad welcomed Juan Aurich of Peru to the Estadio Metropolitano de Techo. Defender Hayner Mosqura put the home side ahead with twenty minutes gone and they doubled their advantage for next weeks second leg ten minutes from time through striker Juan Núñez.
First Stage Second Leg
Universidad Católica 3-0 Bella Vista
Universidad Católica advances 4-1 on points
Anzoátegui 2-0 Deportivo Quito
3-3 on points, Anzoátegui advances on goal difference
LDU Quito 1-0 Yaracuyanos
LDU Quito advances 4-1 on points
Nacional Asunción 1-0 San José
Nacional Asunción advances 4-1 on points
Fénix 0-0 Universidad de Chile
Universidad de Chile advances 4-1 on points
After being held in Montevideo a fortnight ago, Universidad Católica made light work of qualifying for the second stage when an opening blitz saw off Bella Vista in Santiago. Cesar Carignano put Universidad Católica ahead with just five minutes gone and Matias Mier doubled the lead six minutes later. A second from Cesar Carignano twenty minutes into the second half wrapped things up for the Chileans. In Puerto La Cruz, Anzoátegui of Venezuela left it late to secure their passage in the next round with a dramatic victory over Deportivo Quito of Venezuela. Trailing from the first leg, the tie was levelled within sixty second when Evelio Hernández put Anzoátegui ahead on the night. Penalties were looming as the game went into injury time but the home side snatched victory when a cross from substitute Pablo Richetti was turned into his own net by Luis Checa. It was the first time that Anzoátegui had ever managed to progress in this competition.
The Premier Sports TV cameras were at the Casa Blanca in Quito as 2009 winners LDU Quito made it into the second stage with a narrow victory over Yaracuyanos of Venezuela. The only goal of the game came with twenty mintues on the clock when midfielder Enrique Vera got the goal that was to prove the difference. Yayacuyanos drove forward looking to get the goal to take the tie to penalties but LDU held on to progress. After a score less first leg, Nacional of Asunción made it through to the second stage after a fifth minute goal from Silvio Torales proved to be the difference between the two sides over 180 minutes. Finally in in Montevideo, Universidad de Chile advanced into the second stage after holding on to their one goal first leg victory after there were no goals again Fénix. Brazilian referee Heber Roberto Lopes got involved in the action as he dismissed two players from the field of play. First to go was Universidad's Guillermo Marino who saw a straight red for a poor challenge nine minutes before the break and it was ten a-side nine minutes after the break when Gonzalo Papa was shown a second yellow card
The action continues next week and Premier Sports TV will be at the Morumbi in the early hours of Thursday morning.
First Stage Second Leg
Santa Fe v Universidad César Vallejo
Juan Aurich v La Equidad
Second Stage Second Leg
São Paulo v Ceará - LIVE on Premier Sports TV
Atlético Paranaense v Flamengo
Palmeiras v Vasco da Gama