Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
It was a bumper night in the Copa Libertadores with four matches producing 15 goals as four sides produced emphatic wins.
Chileans Union Espanola secured their second Copa Libertadores group stage victory at Bolivar despite having gone a goal down in the opening minute.
Their equaliser, by Mauro Diaz, was a classy goal and deserves a lot more attention than it will likely receive. Just after the hour, Bolivar keeper Marcos Arguello was forced out his goal to clear.
It almost hit Diaz who undoubtedly had a good chance of scoring with the Bolivar keeper so far off his line. The 20-year-old former River Plate midfielder chipped the keeper with a picture perfect effort from way out, that sailed into the top corner.
Union Espanola’s third, from substitute Jean Paul Pineda, who cracked home a fine effort from the edge of the box, is also worth a watch.