Boca wins in La Paz and fuels options in Libertadores

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Boca wins in La Paz and fuels options in Libertadores

BOGOTÁ (AP) — Boca Juniors won 1-0 on Wednesday at Always Ready in La Paz and moved up to qualifying positions in Group E of the Copa Libertadores.

The “xeneize” team, which had only added one victory in the first three days, obtained the three points thanks to a penalty that Eduardo Salvio converted in the 37th minute.

In the action that produced the maximum penalty, the goalkeeper Arnaldo Giménez interrupted an internship by Salvio himself, which the Peruvian referee Kevin Ortega considered an infraction due to the protests of the Bolivian team players.

The locals finished with 10 players after the expulsion of Mauricio Cortés in the final stretch for an attack against Jorman Campuzano.

In the other match of Group E, Deportivo Cali and Corinthians drew goalless in Colombia.

The “sugar producers” had an opportunity to get ahead on the scoreboard at 67, but Teófilo Gutiérrez wasted a maximum penalty before the intervention of goalkeeper Cassio.

The “Timao” also enjoyed an opportunity from the penalty spot, which Fabio Santos sent out in the 84th minute.

Corinthians remained in the lead of the zone with 7 points, while Boca Juniors climbed to second place with 6 units. Cali was third with 5 and Always Ready closes with 4.

For Group G, Olimpia became strong at the Defensores del Chaco stadium and achieved its first victory of the tournament by winning 1-0 against Peñarol.

The only goal of the game was scored by Saúl Salcedo in the 33rd minute, with a header from a corner kick executed by Fernando Cardozo.

Flamengo pulled out a valuable 2-2 draw in their visit to Talleres de Córdoba and consolidated their leadership of Group H.

In the match held at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium, the Argentine team took the lead with an own goal by Willian Arao in the 34th minute, when he tried to cut off a cross in the small area.

At 50, the “Fla” ​​equalized with a great goal from Uruguayan Giorgian De Arrascaeta, who scored from long distance.

Talleres took the lead again in the 57th minute, through Michael Santos, who took advantage of a precise cross from Matías Godoy.

The cast from Rio de Janeiro responded with a goal from Pedro (69), which allowed them to maintain their unbeaten record after playing the fourth round of the group stage.

For Group G, Colón de Santa Fe achieved an important 2-1 victory over Cerro Porteño, which served to tie it at the top of the standings.

The “Sabalero” paved the way for victory thanks to a goal from Facundo Farías in the 22nd minute, volleying off a pass from Cristian Bernardi. The author of the assistance of the first goal signed the second goal of the Argentine team at 69.

The Paraguayan squad discounted through the Bolivian Marcelo Martins at 73.

The “Ciclón” ended with 10 players after Fabián Franco was sent off in extra time.

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