Copa Libertadores: Estudiantes, Palmeiras, Deportivo Cuenca all progress; Pachuca are knocked out

Estudiantes 1 – Sporting Cristal 0 (Agg. 2-2) (Copa Libertadores, February 4, 2009) Estudiantes’ 1-nil win saw them squeeze into the Copa Libertadores second round on the away-goal rule, the goal arriving from a bullet header by substitute Ramon Lentini in the 77th minute.

Real Potosi 0 – Palmeiras 2 (Agg. 1-7) (Copa Libertadores, February 4, 2009) Two of Palmeiras’s exciting youngster did the damage. Cleiton Xavier scored in the 31st minute with a powerful, right-footed shot before Keirrison stole the ball from the Real Potosi and rounded the goalkeeper to roll home the second goal in the 73rd.

Pachuca 2 – Univ. de Chile 1 (Agg. 2-2) (Copa Libertadores, February 4, 2009) Pachuca were dumped out the cup on the away goals rule. Gerardo Rodriguez and Damian Alvarez scored goals in the 24th and 86th minutes for Pachuca,  but Marco Estrada’s 58th minute free-kick proved to be the difference.

Deportivo Cuenca 3 – Anzoategui 0 (Agg. 3-2) (Copa Libertadores, February 3, 2009) Rodrigo Teixeira put Cuenca ahead on 27 minutes and added another in the 68th. The third and crucial goal came from Ismael Villalba with 15 minnutes remaining, while Anzoategui also had Cuevas and Lobo sent off in a disappointing night.

Penarol 0 – Independiente Medellin 0 (Agg. 0-4) (Copa Libertadores, February 3, 2009)