Copa Libertadores: Sao Paulo advance to next round, Boca close behind

Boca Juniors 3 – Guarani 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 9, 2009) Boca maintained their 100% record in this year’s competition thanks to goals from Martin Palermo, Rodrigo Palacio, and Juan Roman Riquelme. Guarani pulled a goal back through Miguel Paniagua, who took on three defenders and the goalkeeper before scoring.

LDU de Quito 1 – Colo Colo 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 9, 2009) Jairo Campos had put the hosts ahead after 48 minutes, but in stoppage time Luis Mena’s cross bounced off Bieler to give the Chilean’s a point.

Sao Paulo 2 – Defensor Sporting 1 (Copa Libertadores, April 9, 2009) A terrible mistake by keeper Rogerio Ceni put the visitors ahead in the 38th minute, Ceni seemed to have Diego Souza’s free-kick under control but then incredibly dropped the ball inside his own goal. Sao Paulo struck back in the second half when Borges scored twice in the 70th and 74th minute. Diego Souza was sent off in the final minute of the game.

Sport Recife 0 – Palmeiras 2 (Copa Libertadores, April 8, 2009) Future star Keirrison scored the first with an easy tap-in, Diego Souza scored an excellent second, running from his own half past three opposition players and chipping the goalie.

San Luis 2 – San Lorenzo 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 8, 2009)

Estudiantes 4 – Cruzeiro 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 8, 2009)

Univ. de Chile 3 – Chico FC 0 (Copa Libertadores, April 8, 2009)


Figueirense 2 – Ponte Preta 2 (Copa do Brasil, April 9, 2009)