Heavy defeats but little surprise in Libertadores last 8.


Deportivo Quito and Emelec hammered and eliminated in the Copa Libertadores.

It was a humiliating week for the Ecuadorian teams in the Copa Libertadores as they were both bounced out of the competition with a whimper.

Despite needing only to protect a 4-1 lead in Santiago, Deportivo were thumped 6-0 in an amazing last 16 turnaround contributing to a final 7-4 aggregate score.

The current Ecuadorian champions were awful and constantly cut open by Universidad.  Junior Fernandez scored the first two goals then Marcelo Diaz levelled the tie before half time. If anything Deportivo were worse after the break conceding 3 more goals and surrendering the tie in the most embarrassing fashion. Unlike the first tie Quito did not have the benefit of an extra man for the majority of the match and Universidad broke through a porous defence at will.

Emelec fared no better on Wednesday as they were leathered 3-0 in Sao Paulo. The team from Guayaquil had secured a credible 0-0 home win in the first leg and could have progressed with a score draw. However Corinthians were far too strong and controlled the match after Fabio Santos’s 7th opener. The Brazilians missed a plethora of chances before doubling their lead through Paulinho in 64 mnutes leaving Alex to round up the games with 5 minutes to go.

Corinthians will now face fellow Brazilians Vasco De Gama after they beat Lanus 5-4 on penalties.

Despite Deportivo Quito’s humbling it was not the rounds biggest defeat as Bolivar were spanked     8-0 away by Santos. Ganso and Elano each grabbed a brace but it was the Brazilian superstar Neymar that stole the show. Setting up 5 of the goals he also chipped in with a double to become the highest goal scorer for Santos in the post Pele era. It was a harsh lesson for Bolivar who had historically beaten the current Libertadores champions in La Paz last week.

Paraguay’s Libertad beat Cruz Azul of Mexico 2-0 to move to the next round while Riquelme rolled back years to inspire Boca to a 3-2 in Chile against Union Espanola.


Riquelme scored 1 and set up 2 for Boca

Last 16 2nd leg results and aggregates

  Santos FC            8-0 (9-2)               Bolívar   

 Fluminense FC  2-1 (2-1) Internacional

    Universidad de Chile       6-0 (7-4)              Deportivo Quito

 Unión Española  2-3 (3-5) Boca Juniors

      Corinthians        3-0 (3-0)              Emelec

                          Lanús          2-1 (3-3)        CR Vasco da Gama  

  (Vasco win 5-4 in penalties)

                    Vélez Sarsfield    1-1 (2-1)             Atlético Nacional

        Libertad              2-0 (3-1)            Cruz Azul

The last 8 is dominated by 4 Brazilian teams reflecting the financial spending available to the South American giant. Argentina has 2 representatives with both Boca and Velez facing Brazilians in Santos and Fluminense. The luck of the draw ensures either a Paraguayan or Chilean team shall progress to the semis while the all Corintians vs Vasco tie means there will be at least one Brazilian team in the last 4.

Quarter-final Draw

Fluminense vs Boca Juniors

Corinthians vs Vasco De Gama

Universidad De Chile vs Libertad

Santos vs Velez Sarsfield


First legs to be played 15/05/12 and 2nd legs 22/05/12

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  1. yeah, depressing night for ecuador. liga de quito are the only club who have really made their mark at continental level, though i guess even getting out of the groups is something. u de chile were excellent in the sudamericana, i expect them to make the final against one of the brazilian sides. boca are not what they used to be, though vintage riquelme performance the other night!

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