Two matches welcomed me to Buenos Aires on Thursday evening, although I was still too jetlagged to either pay full attention or stay awake long enough to post this last night. Lanús exited the Copa Libertadores on Thursday evening, drawing 0-0 with Peruvians Universitario in El Sur when they needed to win in order to progress. There was little to speak of in the match, although there was a big fight immediately after the final whistle, and the Granate went out thanks largely to their insipid form at the start of the group stage. Vélez Sársfield by contrast roared through to the second round after a 4-0 win over Venezuela’s Deportivo Italia. Combined with Colo Colo and Cruzeiro drawing, that result means Vélez have topped Group 7. The goals were scored by Víctor Zapata, Rodrigo López (who scored twice) and Emiliano Papa, and you can watch them right here.
Copa Libertadores 2010: 15th April
Group 7: Vélez Sársfield 4 – 0 Deportivo Italia (VEN)
Group 4: Lanús 0 – 0 Universitario (PER)
HEGS relocation to Buenos Aires has now taken place, so once I’ve settled in properly the site’s coverage is going to be better than ever. 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.