Friday, April 13th, 2012
Flamengo 3 – Lanus 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 12th, 2012) Welinton scored Fla’s first with a back-post header, followed by Deivid who made it 2-0 before half-time. (1st half highlights) Luiz Antonio got Fla’s third early in the second half. Having finished 5 minutes before Olimpia – Emelec, the Fla players waited anxiously on the pitch to learn their fate. (Flamengo players await the other result, celebrations end in tears.)
Olimpia 2 – Emelec 3 (Longer highlights, with split-screen of Fla players waiting on the pitch) (Copa Libertadores, April 12th, 2012) Castorino put Olimpio in front early on. Mondaini pulled Emelec level with a powerful glancing header, and Delgado got what looked like being Emelec’s all-important winner on 88, only for Olimpia to equalize (which meant Emelec would go out and Flamengo would go through). Emelec quickly regrouped, though, and scored an epic winner on 93′ through a header from Pedro Quiñónez.