Copa Libertadores wrap: Santa Fe lead the way
By Football News
Colombia's Santa Fe have secured top spot in Group Six of the Copa Libertadores with a 2-0 victory over Real Garcilaso of Peru.
In a top-of-the-table clash in the group, Real Garcilaso could have moved above Santa Fe with a win but had no answer to their Colombian hosts on Tuesday.
After a goalless first half, Santa Fe took the lead in the first minute after the break when Wilder Medina finished off the good lead-up work of Argentine midfielder Omar Perez.
The home team made it 2-0 in the 71st minute when Medina's strike partner Cristian Martinez Borja also got on the scoresheet, putting the ball in the back of the net after a pass from substitute Hugo Acosta.
The triumph over Real Garcilaso was Santa Fe's fourth straight victory in the Copa Libertadores and means they top Group Six with 14 points, four ahead of their Peruvian rivals.
In the other Group Six match, Cerro Porteno of Paraguay claimed their first point of the 2013 Copa Libertadores with a 0-0 draw against Colombia's Deportes Tolima.
The result denied Deportes Tolima the opportunity to move above Real Garcilaso and qualify for the knockout stages of South America's premier continental club competition.