Uglessich confident of Copa progress
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Cerro Porteno defender Mariano Uglessich is confident his side can overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Santos and advance to the Copa Libertadores final.

The Paraguayan team went down 1-0 to a Edu Dracena goal in Brazil last week but Uglessich is convinced they will turn things around tomorrow at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco.

"The tie is still open," said the 29-year-old Argentinian. "Anything can happen. I'm sure we'll qualify [for the final]. I have faith in my team."

Midfielder Julio dos Santos urged Cerro fans to turn out in their numbers. "The stadium must be packed," he said. "We are creating our history on the field and supporters have to help us. We are sure we'll achieve our goal."

Anything can happen. I'm sure we'll qualify [for the final]. I have faith in my team.
Mariano Uglessich, Cerro Porteno defender

Santos coach Muricy Ramalho expects a tough game in Paraguay but promised his team will not adapt their attacking style.

"It will be a tremendously hard game," he said. "Cerro are an experienced side and we already played there [in Paraguay]. Pressure is terrible. However, we will play our football. That's our style. We have no other way to play."

Santos will be without defender Leo, who picked up a right ankle injury in the first leg and will be replaced by Alex Sandro tomorrow.

The other semi-final will see Argentinian league leaders Velez Sarsfield take on Uruguayan team Penarol on Thursday night. Penarol won 1-0 last week in Montevideo.