Two games were contested on Thursday as the Copa Libertadores' playoff round reached its' midway point.
At Independencia, Chile:
Diego Churin's equalizer in the second minute of second-half stoppage time enabled Union Espanola to salvage a series-opening 1-1 home draw with The Strongest. Alejandro Chumacero scored for the Bolivian club in the 27th minute.
At Cartagena, Colombia:
Robinson Aponza scored the game's lone goal at 71 minutes as Junior defeated visiting Atletico Tucuman 1-0 in the opening match of their two-game series.