Saturday, January 28, 2017

Copa Libertadores Qualifying: Montevideo Wanderers, Independiente del Valle, Deportivo Capiata Advance To Second Qualifying Round

Three games were contested on Friday as the opening round of Copa Libertadores qualifying concluded.

At Montevideo, Uruguay:

Sergio Blanco scored twice (7', PK-53') as Montevideo Wanderers more than made up for their series-opening defeat by dominating visiting Club Universitario 5-2 in game two and ousting the Bolivian club 7-5 on aggregate.  Wanderers will take on another club fro Bolivar, The Strongest, in a two-game second qualifying round series which opens this coming Thursday in Montevideo.

At Sangolqui, Ecuador:

Goals from Michael Estrada (62') and Gabriel Cortez (90'+3) enabled Independiente del Valle to gain a 2-2 game-two home draw with Deportivo Municipal and win their series with the Peruvian club 3-2 on aggregate.  The Ecuadorian club will take on Paraguay's Club Olimpia, which opens this coming Thursday at Sangolqui.

At San Cristobal, Venezuela:

A 0-0 game-two road deadlock with Deportivo T├íchira carried Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata to a 1-0 aggregate series victory and a berth in the second qualifying round opposite Peru's Universitario.  The two-game series will open this coming Thursday in Capiata, Paraguay.

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