Copa Sudamericana wrap: Brazil teams net away success
Positive results for Gremio and Sao Paulo made it a good night for Brazil in the Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday.
Both clubs journeyed to Ecuador for the first legs of their round-of-16 ties, and Gremio did the better of the two - enjoying a 1-0 win over Barcelona.
A goal from defender Werley on the stroke of half-time was enough to give the visitors the win at the Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo in Guayaquil.
There was bad news for the Brazilian club, however, with 23-year-old defender Tony Ewerton dismissed for a second bookable offence on the hour mark.
Sao Paulo, meanwhile, travelled to Loja for the first leg of their tussle with LDU Loja, and they found themselves ahead on 37 minutes courtesy of an own goal from Jimmy Bermudez.
The home side found a leveller though, with Pedro Larrea seizing on Carlos Feraud's assist to score, and both sides had to settle for a 1-1 draw - Sao Paulo no doubt the happier team after securing what could be a crucial away goal.
The second leg of both ties will be played on October 24 in Brazil.