Cruzeiro continue winning ways
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Cruzeiro moved to the top of Group 7 in the Copa Libertadores as they hammered Paraguay's Guarani 4-0.

The Brazilian giants once again showed their impressive home form, having defeated the reigning Argentinian champions Estudiantes 5-0 last week. A brace by Wallyson put Cruzeiro ahead. He ticked home a rebound from a Walter Montillo corner in the 30th minute, before doubling the lead 19 minutes after the interval. Argentinian striker Ernesto Farias made it 3-0 with five minutes to go before Thiago Ribeiro completed the rout.

But Cruzeiro boss Cuca believes there is more to come from his team. "I'm satisfied with the result but we have to improve, especially our first-half form," he said. "We have to make the ball go faster, be more dynamic, fill empty holes in attacking roles. If we can do that, we'll be a better team."

Meanwhile in Peru, Universidad San Martin went top of Group 1 thanks to a 2-0 home win over Mexico's San Luis. The goals came late for the hosts as Gianfranco Labarthe put them ahead in the 84th minute after being set up by Carlos Marinelli. Labarthe then returned the favour by passing for Marinelli to get the second in the final minute.

Paraguay's Libertad got a late equaliser as they drew 1-1 with Once Caldas in Colombia. Dayro Moreno opened the scoring for the Colombian side in the 29th minute, but Victor Ayala struck from long range in injury time to equalise. Libertad have collected four points out of the two opening rounds in Group 1, two less than San Martin.

Finally, in Ecuador, hosts Emelec claimed their first win in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Bolivia's Wilstermann as Eduardo Morante headed the only goal in the 33rd minute.