Brazilian side Gremio could not find a way past Newell's Old Boys as they played out a goalless stalemate with the Argentinians in their Copa Libertadores Group Six clash. The Porto Alegre-based side were close, but they found visiting goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman in inspired form.
Another Argentinian side, Arsenal de Sarandi continued their fight with a 1-0 win over Uruguayan giants Penarol in Group Eight. The match was decided by a blooper. Home goalkeeper Cristian Campestrini threw long from his area and the ball reached the opposition box, where visiting keeper Juan Castillo clashed with team-mate Joe Emerson Bizera, leaving striker Julio Furch to nod home.
Colombians Deportivo Cali came from behind to defeat Argentinean Lanus 2-1 and climb to the top of Group Three. After a counter attack, striker Ismael Blanco found former Sevilla striker Lautaro Acosta, who only had to push it home in the 19th minute to break the deadlock. Midfielder John Viafara levelled the clash with an outstanding long-range shot near the hour mark. Carlos Lizarazo sealed the game from the spot.
In other Group Three game, Paraguayans Cerro Porteno came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 at ten-man O'Higgins. Near the half-hour mark, Alejandro Lopez fired the hosts ahead with a free-kick and Luis Figueroa doubled the advantage just after the break.
However, Rodolfo Gamarra pulled one back with a strong shot from outside the box, before home defender Braulio Leal was handed an early shower after he axed down midfielder Matias Corujo. Defender Julio Dos Santos netted the equaliser with a header in the 77th minute.
Lastly, Brazilians Atletico Paranaense obtained a 1-0 win against Universitario of Peru thanks to an own goal from Nestor Duarte.