Copa Libertadores Roundup, Apr 12

BY foxsports • April 13, 2011

Ecuadorean club Liga de Quito and Uruguay's Penarol secured places in the final 16 of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday.

Liga beat Argentina's Godoy Cruz 2-0, getting second-half goals from Luis Bolanos and Hernan Barcos.

After a tight first half, Bolanos broke the deadlock with a goal off a pass from Barcos just after halftime. Barcos scored the second goal himself after dribbling past two defenders and smacking a shot into the roof of the net in the 59th.

Liga now has 10 points to top Group 8 in Latin America's top club competition.

''Our big strength is our home form and we will hope to keep that going in the next round,'' Barcos said.

Penarol qualified in second despite losing 1-0 against Independiente. Facundo Parra scored the winning goal for the Argentine club in the 34th minute.

Penarol has nine points in the group, with the eliminated clubs Independiente on eight and Godoy Cruz on seven.

Elsewhere Tuesday, Chilean club Colo Colo closed on a spot in the final 16 after rallying to beat Venezuelan side Deportivo Tachira 2-1 in Group 5.

Edgar Perez Greco gave Tachira an early lead with a goal in the 4th minute, but Colo Colo struck back almost immediately with Diego Rubio's equalizer. Rubio then scored a second goal in the 23rd minute to secure the win.

Colo Colo moved to the top of the group with nine points from five matches, while Tachira was eliminated.

Paraguay's Cerro Porteno is second with eight points, while Santos has five. Both clubs have played only four matches.


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