Copa Sudamericana 2013: Two teams progress, two teams get knocked out

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Chile’s contingent in the Copa Sudamericana was reduced by half as two teams progressed and two teams were eliminated in the second round of the competition. Progressing were Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile whilst Cobreloa and Colo Colo can now solely concentrate on their league aspirations.

After their 4-0 victory in their first leg Universidad Católica were strong favourites to progress against Emelec in Ecuador. Having scored ten goals in their last two outings los cruzados were obviously in good scoring form and they continued in that vein in Guayaquil three more to their tally in a 3-2 victory to win the tie 7-2 on aggregate. Getting on the scoresheet for Católica were Nicolás Castillo, Fernando Cordero and Matías Jadue whilst for Emelec both their goals came from Enner Valencia.

Emelec 2-3 Universidad Católica

Two first half goals to Juan Lalinde ensured that Colombian side Deportivo Pasto would pull off one of their biggest victories in their history as they defeated Colo Colo 2-0 in the Estadio Monumental to win the tie 3-0 on aggregate. The loss stretched los albos scoring drought to four and a half hours in stark contrast to the aforementioned Universidad Católica.

Colo Colo 0-2 Deportivo Pasto

Joining Universidad Católica in the next stage of the competition are Universidad de Chile who overcame a one-all draw at home last week to see off Ecuadorian side Independiente de Valle 4-2 on aggregate after winning the second leg 3-1. Isaac Díaz continued his good run of scoring in the continental competition with the opener in the 26th minute before Armando Solis equalised for the home side three minutes later. The match at one stage looked to looked like it could very well be heading to penalties but late goals to Charles Aránguiz and Luciano Civelli would ensure that La U would be meeting Argentinean side Lanus in the next stage of the competition.

Independiente de Valle 1-3 Universidad de Chile

Cobreloa were unable to match the efforts of the aforementioned Universidad de Chile as they got knocked out of the competition by Colombian side La Equidad on the away goals rule after they drew followed up last week’s scoreless draw with a one-all draw this week in the Estadio Calvo y Bascuñan. Both goals came within five minutes of each other in the opening half as La Equidad’s José Moreno opened the scoring in the 27th minute before Diego Chaves levelled things up from the penalty spot five minutes later.

Cobreloa 1-1 La Equidad

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