Group Phase (two advance from each group):
Guaran (Asuncin-PAR) 1-1 Deportivo Cuenca (ECU)
[Osvaldo Daz 55' - Rodrigo Teixeira 2']
Couldn't catch the goals anywhere.
Guaran get a consolation point and Cuenca are through.
Boca Juniors (B Aires-ARG) 3-0 Dep. Tchira (S Cristbal-VEN)
[Martn Palermo 14' (PK), 64', Rodrigo Palacio 81']
Palermo converted a PK (!) to put Boca ahead and scored
with a beautiful overhead kick to mark his 200th goal for the
club. Palacio completed a cross by Vargas to make it 3-0.
Final standings: Boca 15; Cuenca 10; Tachira 9; Guaran 1.
Nacional (Montevideo-URU) 3-1 Nacional (Asuncin-PAR)
[Diego Arvalos 30' (OG), Sebastin Coates 80', Nicols
Lodeiro 90' - Jorge N?ez 9']
N?ez's header put him as lone topscorer with seven
goals, but his team is eliminated already. Arvalos sliced
a cross past his own 'keeper to equalize. Coates headed
the Uruguayan team ahead and Lodeiro curled around
Don from close range to finish the win.
River Plate (B Aires-ARG) 3-0 Univ. San Martn (Lima-PER)
[Gustavo Bou 17', Rubens Sambueza 42' (PK), Diego
River's kids ironically got the score River would need to
qualify if they had held a draw in Asuncin last week. A
nice crossing shot by Bou put the home team ahead,
Sambueza added one from the spot and Barrado touched
past the line after a goalmouth scramble generated by a
Final standings: Nacional-URU 14; U San Martn 8; River 7;
Otofinals (upper team plays first match at home*):
Universidad San Martn (Lima-PER) \_
Grmio (Porto Alegre-BRA) / \
Deportivo Cuenca (ECU) \____________/ \
Caracas FC (VEN) / |
Chivas Guadalajara (MEX) \____________ | \
S?o Paulo FC (BRA) / \ / |
Universidad de Chile (Santiago-CHL) \_/ |
Cruzeiro (Belo Horizonte-BRA) / |
Defensor Sporting (Montevideo-URU) \_ |
Boca Juniors (Buenos Aires-ARG) / \ |
/ \ |
Estudiantes (La Plata-ARG) \_________/ \ |
Libertad (Asuncin-PAR) / | /
San Luis FC (MEX) \_ |
Nacional (Montevideo-URU) / \ /
Palmeiras (S?o Paulo-BRA) \_/
Sport Recife (BRA) /
* Mexican teams will host their home legs in Bogot (COL).