Flu, Nacional suffer surprise defeats

Argentinos Juniors claimed a key Copa Libertadores win as they downed Nacional 1-0 in Uruguay.

Franco Niell netted the only goal after 21 minutes following a defensive mix-up between Nacional defender Gabriel Marquez and goalkeeper Fernando Burian. The win takes the Argentinian outfit to the top of Group 3 on seven points while Nacional have just one point to show from their three games so far.

Argentinos coach Pedro Troglio said: "The guys are doing their work very well. I'm happy with everybody's hard work. This is a great win for us. We came here thinking that a draw would be good for us and we won."

This is a great win for us. We came here thinking that a draw would be good for us and we won.
Argentinos coach Pedro Troglio

Elsewhere in Group 3, Mexican side America defeated Brazilian champions Fluminense 1-0 at home to climb to second place. Daniel Marquez scored the winning goal in the 70th minute.

In Group 7, Cruzeiro moved to the top of the pile after a goalless draw at Colombian side Tolima, although the visitors were indebted to goalkeeper Fabio who saved a Wilder Medina penalty with 14 minutes remaining.

Mexican side San Luis drew 1-1 with Colombian outfit Once Caldas in Group One. Wason Renteria fired Once Caldas ahead early on but Michael Arroyo ensured it finished all square when he equalised from a free-kick.

It was a tale of two penalties in Group 5 as Santos of Brazil drew 1-1 with Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno. Elano put the hosts ahead from the spot nine minutes into the second half but, after Edu Dracena fouled Freddy Bareiro in the area in injury time, Roberto Nanni stepped up to equalise.