Copa Libertadores: Internacional see off Emelec; Velez win at Deportivo Italia

Internacional 2 – Emelec 1 (Copa Libertadores, February 23, 2010) Nei equalised for Internacional from long range in the 53rd minute after Emelec had taken the lead through a low shot from David Quiroz in the 49th. The Brazilian club secured a winning start to its Libertadores campaign with a winner from Alecsandro following a pass from Andresinho in the 87th.

Deportivo Italia 1 – Velez Sarsfield 0 (Copa Libertadores, February 23, 2010) Velez striker Hernan Lopez bundled the winning goal against Deportivo Italia following a corner in the 54th minute as Velez secured a second straight victory to top Group 7.

Morelia 0 – Nacional 0 (Copa Libertadores, February 23, 2010) Morelia striker Miguel Sabah was sent off for headbutting an opponent during his club’s 0-0 draw with Nacional.