(R) Copa Libertadores 2013 - Apr 4

(R) Copa Libertadores 2013 - Apr 4

Post by Jesus Petr » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 01:42:21

 Group Phase (two qualify from each group):

  Group 1
 Nacional (Montevideo-URU) 4-0 Dep. Toluca (MEX)
  [Gonzalo Bueno 11', 89', Israel Damonte 35', Ivn Alonso 74'
  A horrible backpass to the 'keeper was intercepted by Bueno to
  put the hosts ahead. Another backpass was at the origin of the
  second goal, but this time the 'keeper was the culprit, by
  mindlessly collecting it with his hands. The indirect free
  kick was crossed low and rebounded for another low cross that
  Damonte tapped in from very close range. A foul very close to
  the box was incorrectly called as a penalty by the assistant
  referee, and Alonso converted it. Bueno added a late fourth
  from a low cross. Nacional and Boca Juniors are through.
   Standings after 5 rounds: Nacional 10; Boca Juniors (ARG) 9;
  Toluca 5; Barcelona (ECU) 3.

  Group 3
 The Strongest (La Paz-BOL) 2-1 S?o Paulo FC (BRA)
  [Nelvin Soliz 15', Ernesto Cristaldo 66' - Rogrio Ceni 44'
  Soliz beat Denilson in a weird way and found himself free to
  try his luck from distance in the altitude - generally a good
  idea -, Ceni couldn't reach the ball, which flew into the top
  corner. S?o Paulo escape a couple of scares before putting
  themselves together and eventually winning a penalty converted
  by their 40-year old 'keeper. SP missed a couple of good
  chances, the most notable through Ganso, before Cristaldo
  tried a shot from very, very far away and Ceni could only get
  a touch. In the end, Escobar missed a great chance to make it
  3-1. The Strongest will visit Arsenal in the final round,
  while SP host Atltico. The Bolivians will be through with a
  win; if they draw, they'll hope SP don't win - in this case GD
  and even goals scored will be a factor. Arsenal must win and
  hope SP don't (the GD gap is still big, currently -6 to -2).
  SP need to beat the so far unbeaten Galo and hope The
  Strongest don't win (and don't get thrashed too hard as well).
   Standings after 5 rounds: Atltico Mineiro (BRA) 15;
  Strongest 6; S?o Paulo, Arsenal Sarand (ARG) 4.

  Group 7
 Newell's Old Boys (Rosario-ARG) 3-1 CD Lara (Barquisimeto-VEN)
  [Pablo Prez 4', Ignacio Scocco 43', 89' - Edgar Prez 79']
  Prez completed a low cross with a nice shot over Liebeskind.
  Scocco received a through pass and showed great balance to
  stay up after being bumped by a defender before lobbing past
  the 'keeper. Prez fired in a low cross to keep some suspense,
  but Scocco made a late mazing run past three defenders before
  slotting the ball in the far corner.
 Universidad de Chile (Santiago-CHL) 0-1 Olimpia (Asuncin-PAR)
  [Richard Ortz 50']
  Ortz was put through and slid past Herrera to put Olimpia
  through to the otofinals. NOB's GD is +4, while La U's is -3.
  Only a miracle can put the Chileans through.
   Standings after 5 rounds: Olimpia 10; Newell's 9; U de Chile
  6; Lara 4.

 Jesus Petry