Vélez Sarsfield suffered their first defeat of their Copa Libertadores knockout stages on Thursday night, losing 1-0 to Uruguayan giants Peñarol in Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario. Darío Rodríguez scored the game’s only goal on the stroke of half time to complicate life for the Liniers outfit, though midfielder Fabián Cubero nonetheless insisted ‘in the home leg we’ll play as we always do,’ to go through to the final. You can see Rodríguez’s goal right here.
Copa Libertadores 2011 semi-final first leg, 26th May
Peñarol (URU) 1 – 0 Vélez Sarsfield
The second leg will be played next Thursday in the Estadio José Amalfitani in Liniers.
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