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Arsenal beaten by late Peñarol flurry in Libertadores thriller

Peñarol footballer Jonathan Rodriguez (2-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Arsenal at Centenario stadium.
Arsenal de Sarandi were on the brink of early qualification for the Copa Libertadores last-16, only to see a late fightback from Uruguayan giants Peñarol condemn them to a 2-1 defeat that leaves the field wide open in Group 8.

Arsenal opened the score at 8 minutes of the second half with a goal by midfielder Iván Marcone, and was on the verge of qualifying to Libertadore's second stage for the first time in the club's history.

However, Peñarol turned the game around in only 12 minutes: Luis Aguiar tied the game at 24 minutes of the second half and Jonathan Rodríguez scored at 36 minutes to seal Peñarol's comeback at historical Centenario stadium.

After four games, Arsenal hold on to Group 8's second position with six points. Santos Laguna of Mexico lead the table and are already qualified with 10 points, while Peñarol's victory leaves them just two behind the Sarandi side in the hunt for the last qualifying spot.
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