Tigre, Millonarios draw 0-0 in Argentina

Argentine club Tigre and Millonarios of Colombia drew 0-0 in

their first-leg semifinal of the Copa Sudamerica on Thursday.

The return leg is Thursday at Colombia with the overall winner

advancing to the final of South America’s No. 2 club


In Thursday’s other first-leg semifinal, Chile’s Universidad

Catolica drew 1-1 in Santiago, Chile, against Sao Paulo of


The advantage with the draw probably goes to Millonarios. The

Colombian capital Bogota is located at 2,650 meters (8,700 feet), a

high-altitude venue that is always difficult for visiting


”The draw lets us relax,” Millonarios midfielder Mayer Candelo


Millonarios’ defense shut down Tigre.

”The most important thing was a victory, but we couldn’t get

it,” Tigre midfielder Mariano Echeverria said. ”We hardly had any

chances to score.”