Uruguayan champions Nacional visited their Argentine counterparts on Tuesday night in the second clash between the two clubs in a week. Last week’s Group 6 match in the Estadio Centenario had ended 2-2, so Banfield went into the game with some hope of all but securing their qualification in front of their own fans. As it was, Nacional had the hosts in their pocket thanks to two goals in quick succession shortly before the break. After the referee had failed to give Banfield a penalty for a handball, Nacional struck through Sebastian Coates and Fernando Godoy, to leapfrog Banfield at the top of the Group 6 table. You can watch the goals right here.
Copa Libertadores 2010, Group 6: Banfield 0 – 2 Club Nacional de Football (URU)
This result means Nacional now have 8 points and Banfield 7, having each played four matches. Mexico’s Monarcas Morelia (bottom with 1 point from 3 matches) host Ecuador’s Deportivo Cuenca (third, with 3 from 3) on Wednesday night in the week’s remaining Group 6 match.
At the time of writing, Vélez Sársfield are losing 1-0 away to Chile’s Colo-Colo. The goal video from that game will be up on Wednesday night.
You can follow the Clausura and the Argentine sides in the 2010 Copa Libertadores via HEGS on Twitter (including updates during and between matches and similar stories that might not go up on the site until later). I’m slowly gaining followers, but if you’ve not signed up yet you can do so here.