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Copa Argentina Wrap: Shootout wins for Santamarina, Juventud Unida

By Football News



Deportivo Santamarina and Juventud Unida Universitario edged through in the Copa Argentina on Thursday.

Third-tier outfit Deportivo Santamarina needed a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home to Sacachispas before winning the penalty shootout 3-1.

The visitors looked in trouble after a half-hour when Adrian Pelosi was sent off for picking up a second yellow card.

But they took a shock lead five minutes before full-time through Alcides Miranda at the Estadio Municipal General San Martin de Tandil.

Roman Strada equalised for the hosts just three minutes later and they got through against the fourth-tier side in the shootout.

In another clash between third- and fourth-tier teams, Juventud Unida Universitario prevailed 4-2 on penalties against Defensores de Cambaceres after their match finished 0-0.

Dario Tempesta's men edged through as expected against their lower-tier rivals.

The teams joined Talleres de Cordoba after the second-tier outfit edged Chaco For Ever 2-1 thanks to Juan Tevez's 95th-minute winner.