Copa Libertadores: River in danger of early exit after home draw; Gremio crush Aurora

River Plate 0 – Nacional 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 7, 2009) River’s disappointing goalless draw leaves the Argentines, twice former winners, in danger of being eliminated at the group stage.

Universitario Peru 2 – Libertad 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 7, 2009) Miguel Ximenez opened the scoring in the 13th minute for already qualified Libertad, with a volley off a Marin free-kick. Ronaille Calheira leveled the scores with a header in the 28 minutes before Piero Alva cut inside the Paraguayan defense to fire home the winner in the 61st.

Nacional 1 – Deportivo San Martin 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 7, 2009) Martin Arzuaga gave San Martin the lead before halftime and Fabio Escobar headed Nacional’s equaliser in the 65th minute.

Gremio 3 – Aurora 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 7, 2009) Rafael Marques headed his side ahead on the stroke of half-time, before headed goals from former Barcelona and Mallorca forward Maxi Lopez and Rever completed the win late on against the Bolivians.