Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Copa Libertadores: Botafogo, Barcelona (NOT That One), Melgar Grab Tuesday Home Wins

Group-stage play in the Copa Libertadores is set to resume on Tuesday with three games. The hosts listed first and kickoff times Pacific.


At Rio de Janeiro:

Rodrigo Pimpao scored the game winner in the 79th minute as Botafogo downed visiting Estudiantes 2-1.

At Guayaquil, Ecuador:

Jonatan Alvarez (25') and Marcos Caicedo (45') each scored a first-half goal to propel Barcelona SC to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over visiting Atletico Nacional, spoiling the opening of the Colombian club's continental title defense.

Group One Standings:

1. Barcelona SC (GP: 1; GD: +1; PTS: 3)
    Botafogo (GP: 1; GD: +1; PTS: 3)
3. Atletico Nacional (GP: 1; GD: -1; PTS: 0)
    Estudiantes (GP: 1; GD: -1; PTS: )


At Arequipa, Peru:

Luis Garcia Uribe scored the only goal of FBC Melgar's 1-0 home victory over Ecuador's Club Sport Emelec in the 76th minute.

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