Defensor has 1-0 win against Independiente

An own goal from Leandro Gracian gave Uruguayan club Defensor

Sporting a 1-0 win against Independiente of Argentina in the first

leg of their Copa Sudamericana last 16 tie on Tuesday.

Gracian turned the ball into his own net in the 66th minute to

give Defensor a slight advantage ahead of the return leg in

Argentina on October 19.

Argentina’s Banfield hosts Deportes Tolima of Colombia in

another last 16, first leg game on Wednesday. The remaining

fixtures in the round of 16 will be played during October.

The Copa Sudamericana is the no. 2 club competition in South

America, after the Copa Libertadores.