Vélez Sársfield are enjoying 2010 so far. Top of the Clausura table already, on Tuesday night they went top of Group 7 of the Copa Libertadores with a 1-0 win away to Venezuela’s Deportivo Italia. It was an uninspiring performance but given the huge strides taken in recent years by Venezuelan sides at both club and national team level, it was never going to be an easy away trip. Rodrigo López stabbed home the decisive goal from a corner eight minutes after half time, and you can watch it right here.
Copa Libertadores 2010 Group 7: Deportivo Italia (VEN) 0 – 1 Vélez Sársfield
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