Mouche goal enough for Boca against Flu

Pablo Mouche’s goal in the 52nd minute lifted Boca Juniors to a 1-0 victory over a 10-man Fluminense on Thursday in a first-leg quarterfinal of the Copa Libertadores.

Mouche scored from a sharp-angled, left-footed shot from 10 meters (yards) that sneaked inside the far post behind keeper Diego Cavalieri.

The Rio de Janeiro club played with 10 men after Carlinhos was shown a red card in the 34th following a bruising tackle.

In a late first-leg quarterfinal, Buenos Aires club Velez Sarsfield hosted defending champion Santos of Brazil and star forward Neymar.