Paraguayan giants Cerro Porteno came back from two goals down to beat Chile's Colo Colo 3-2 and book a place in the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores.
Colo Colo looked as though they were set to go through thanks to a fourth-minute strike by Cristobal Jorquera and an Esteban Paredes effort. However, three minutes before the interval, Jonathan Fabbro reduced the deficit for Cerro Porteno, while Ivan Piris equalised four minutes after the break. And, it was Fabbro who finally sealed the win as he scored from a free-kick with only three minutes remaining.
"Even though we were two goals down the guys always showed will and attitude," said Cerro Porteno coach Astrada. "This is what was missing in this team. My players never gave up."
Cerro finished top in Group 5 with 11 points and only a better goal difference put them above Brazilian giants Santos, who claimed a 3-1 home win over Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira.
Santos took a two-goal lead in the first half as Neymar opened the scoring in the third minute and Jonathan finished a Danilo pass ten minutes later. Gerson Chacon narrowed the deficit in the 69th minute, but Danilo grabbed the clinching goal.
Group 3 saw Brazilian champions Fluminense and Mexican giants America progress. Fluminense defeated Argentina's Argentinos Juniors 4-2, while America played out a goalless draw with Nacional in Uruguay.
Julio Cesar opened the scoring for Flu in the 17th minute, before Santiago Salcedo levelled from the penalty spot. Fred scored the first of his two goals tonight to put Fluminese back ahead, but Gustavo Oberman equalised again nine minutes into the second period.
Rafael Moura made it 3-2 for Fluminense in the 67th minute, but they needed an extra goal to progress. And, Fred delivered as his 88th-minute penalty sealed qualification.