May 21, 2013
Boca Juniors win 2-1 at Arsenal
Boca Juniors earned yesterday a 2-1 away win over Arsenal of Sarandí in a match for the third round of Group 4 of the Libertadores Cup.
Clemente Rodríguez netted an own-goal in the 10th minute to put the hosts ahead but Pablo Mouche, in the 28th, and Pablo Ledesma, with 23 minutes to go, overcame the deficit to seal the 2-1 victory for the team coached by Julio César Falcioni.
Meanwhile, teenage striker Carlos Fierro scored his first professional goal to give Chivas a crucial 1-0 victory over Uruguay’s Defensor Sporting late on Tuesday.
It was Chivas’ first win in this season’s tournament and lifts the powerful Mexican club to third spot in Group 7 with four points.
In other group matches held on Tuesday, Brazil’s Internacional defeated Bolivia’s The Strongest 5-0, Paraguay’s Nacional beat Venezuela’s Deportivo Tachira 3-2 and Peru’s Alianza Lima had a 1-0 win over Uruguay’s Nacional.
At Guadalajara, 17-year-old Fierro beat a defender and headed in a right-wing cross in the 11th minute to score his first goal as a professional. Diego Rodríguez thought he had scored an equalizer for Defensor in the 81st minute, when his spectacular overhead kick went into the net, but the referee disallowed the goal.
In Group 1 match at Porto Alegre, Brazil striker Leandro Damiao scored three goals in two-time champion Internacional’s rout of The Strongest. Dagoberto volleyed in the first goal for Internacional in the fourth minute, with Damiao getting his first with a header three minutes later. Damiao added his second in the 57th and completed his hattrick in the 73rd, improving to five goals in three games in this year’s Libertadores Cup.
The Uruguayan club had Israel Damonte red-carded in the 60th for appearing to elbow another player. Diego Placente was also sent off for Nacional 10 minutes later in a heated game.
Late yesterday, Brazil’s Fluminense host Venezuela’s Zamora in Group 4. In Group 5, Libertad face Vasco da Gama and Cruz Azul play Corininthians in Group 6.