Copa Libertadores: Sao Paulo beat Monterrey; Away wins for Newells & Alianza Lima; Velez Sarsfield downs 9-man Cruzeiro

Sao Paulo 2 – Monterrey 0 (Copa Libertadores, February 10, 2010) Washington applied the finish to two close range chances in the 13th and 76th minutes as Brazil’s Sao Paulo beat Mexican league champion Monterrey.

Emelec 1 – Newells Old Boys 2 (Copa Libertadores, February 10, 2010) Joao Rojas scored the first goal for Emelec in the 47th minute, before Hugo Barrientos equalised in the 53rd. Quinonez scored the winning goal in the 67th to give Emelec a 2-1 aggregate victory following the first leg’s scoreless draw in Argentina.

Bolivar 1 – Alianza Lima 3 (Copa Libertadores, February 10, 2010) Jose Fernandez scored in the 73rd and 75th minutes to give Alianza Lima of Peru a two-goal lead over Bolivian club Bolivar. Alex Da Rosa cut the lead from the penalty spot for Bolivar in the 90th, but Johnnier Montano secured the win for Alianza in stoppage time.

Velez Sarsfield 2 – Cruzeiro 0 (Copa Libertadores, February 10, 2010) Gilberto was dismissed in the second minute and Santiago Silva scored three minutes later before Gil was sent off for a second bookable offence. The drama was complete when Juan Manuel Martinez scored to make the points secure for Velez.

Banfield 2 – Morelia 1 (Copa Libertadores, February 10, 2010) James Rodriguez and Rodolfo Battion were on target as Banfield took advantage of the dismissal of Morelia midfielder Adrian Alderete for an elbow. Luis Rey reduced the deficit in stoppage time, but it was mere consolation for the visitors.


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