Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Arsenal Sarandi 1 – Fluminense 2 (Copa Libertadores, April 18, 2012) Carlinhos beat Arsenal goalkeeper Cristian Campestrini to put ‘O Flu’ ahead in the 34th minute and Nicolas Aguirre equalised with only 10 minutes remaining. But with five minutes left Campestrini fouled Thiago Neves in the area and was sent off, and a last-gasp Rafael Moura winner saw Flu claim the win.
Boca Juniors 2 – Zamora 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 18, 2012) Nicolas Blandi and Juan Roman Riquelme scored in the second half. Zamora midfielder Dollbyz Rodriguez was sent off with nine minutes remaining after a tough tackle on Riquelme.
Corinthians 6 – Tachira 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 18, 2012) Corinthains were quickly on their way as Danilo headed in a Sheik free-kick on 17 minutes before Paulinho doubled the gap nine minutes later. The Venezuelan side’s task got even harder on 36 minutes when defender Andres Rouga was sent-off for a tackle on Danilo. Corinthians took until the 62nd minute to make the man advantage count, when Jorge Henrique netted, before they powered away.Emerson added a fourth on 70 minutes and two minutes later Liedson rode his luck to tap in after his initial penalty was saved by Tachira goalkeeper Roberts Rivas. Douglas sealed a fourth win of a comfortable group stage for Corinthians with an 83rd-minute penalty.
Cruz Azul 4 – Nacional 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 18, 2012) The Mexican team took the lead in the 20th minute thanks to Javier Orozco and, even though Gustavo Cristaldo equalised on 43 minutes, Cruz Azul went into half-time 2-1 ahead after Maranhao scored seconds before the whistle. Omar Bravo and Edixon Perea scored after the break to ensure victory.