It was a tumultuous day for Colombian teams in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana on Thursday, with Medellin and Santa Fe earning valuable wins, while Atlético Nacional and Deportes Tolima suffered losses.
Deportivo Independiente Medellin qualified for the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores after beating Venezuela Metropolitanos 0-1 this Thursday, in the fifth of six days of the tournament’s group stage, where the Andean country top the group. B.
The Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, led by Juan Sebastián Botero, emerged victorious from the Olympic Stadium thanks to a goal scored by Emerson Batalha shortly after the start of the second half of the game, with little intensity during the first half.
‘Rojo de la Montaña’, who travels to Caracas without striker Diber Cambindo due to a possible transfer in Mexican football, adds three points and reaches ten, with which he separates the Brazilian international, who this Wednesday 1 – Collects seven points after drawing with 1. Along with Uruguayan Nacional, which has eight.
Olimpia easily defeated Atlético Nacional 3–0 in the fifth match of Group H of the Copa Libertadores to become the region’s leader with a date remaining before the end of the group stage.
The Colombian team was a shade against a much better Paraguayan team, finishing top of the table with 11 points more than the Medellin team.
The goals were converted by defender Mateo Gamarra (m.19), striker Guillermo Paiva (m.50) and midfielder Diego Torres (m.91).
Another goal from Hugo Rodalega and another from Naydar Moreno gave Santa Fe a 2-0 win over Universitario this Thursday in a rocky game marked by strong play that allowed the Colombians to survive the Copa Sudamericana. End of group stage.
Group G is led by Goiás with nine points, followed by Peru and Bogota with seven, while Gimnasia is in last place with just four.
São Paulo extended their unbeaten record in the Copa Sudamericana and secured their qualification to the last 16 with a 5–0 win over Deportes Tolima in the fifth and final round of Group D.
On two occasions Caio Paulista winger, Argentina’s Jonathan Caleri, Luciano and David scored for São Paulo, which also sealed the elimination of the Colombian team, third with five points, eight less than the Brazilians.