Vélez Sarsfield put one foot in the quarter-finals of the 2011 Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night with a comfortable 3-0 win over 2008 winners Liga de Quito of Ecuador. Augusto Fernández got Vélez’s first two goals in the opening minutes, and Seba Domínguez hit the third in the second half. The second leg in Quito will be played next Thursday, and the Liniers side will be hopeful of edging through. You can see the goals right here.
Copa Libertadores 2011, round of 16 first leg, 26th April
Vélez Sarsfield 3 – 0 Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito (ECU)
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No mention of ex-Boca Juniors striker Lucas Pratto inspiring Universidad Catolica to an impressive victory over Gremio in Brazil, Sam? He scored both goals in a 2-1 win, with Marcelo Canete setting up the first:
It was mentioned on Twitter, with reference to his shirt number, but Argentine clubs are the focus on here for as long as there are some in the competition, however badly the country’s been represented this year (and last, for that matter).
Ah, I’m not really one for Twitter, I’m afraid.
Fair enough, then. Perhaps I should reply on the Argentines Abroad section instead! I’m just pleased to see that Canete is getting a lot of gametime in Chile and thought he deserved a mention. :-)