Copa Libertadores wrap: Unbeaten Sarsfield march on
By Football News
Velez Sarsfield confirmed their place in the final stages of the Copa Libertadores with a 3-1 victory over Deportes Iquique on Tuesday.
Goals from Sebastian Dominguez and Lucas Romero opened up an early two-goal buffer for the visitors before Manuel Villalobos reduced the deficit five minutes before the break.
Jonathan Copete restored Sarsfield's two-goal lead six minutes into the second half and that was the final score as the group four pacesetters registered their fourth successive win.
Sarsfield are six points clear at the top of the table, while Iquique sit bottom following two consecutive defeats.
In group six, Santa Fe moved to the top of the standings after edging Cerro Porteno 1-0.
A 23rd-minute strike from Jefferson Cuero was enough to separate the sides in Colombia.
Santa Fe are one point clear following Deportes Tolima's comfortable 3-0 win over Real Garcilaso, a match that saw Rogerio Leichtweis net a second-half hat-trick.
At the Estadio do Pacembu, Palmeiras returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Tigre in group two.
Palmeiras had lost two games in succession before the match but they ended that run courtesy of Caio and Charles.
Caio opened the scoring in the 19th minute before Charles doubled their advantage eight minutes after the half-time interval.
Palmeiras, who were relegated to Brazil's Serie B last season, climb to second position, two points adrift of leaders Libertad.
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