Asuncion hold Mineiro, Penarol fight back

Ronaldinho scored one penalty and missed another as Atletico Mineiro drew 1-1 with Paraguayan side Nacional Asuncion in Copa Libertadores Group Four. Goaleeper Ignacio Don denied the former Barcelona playmaker in the 12th minute after David Mendoza chopped down Diego Tardelli in the area.

But Ronaldinho made no mistake six minutes later after Marcos Melgarejo's handball. However, Marcos Riveros levelled with a free-kick before half-time to keep his side within three points of group leaders Mineiro.

Penarol kept alive their hopes of progressing from Group Eight as they came from behind to beat Argentinian side Arsenal de Sarandi 2-1. Ivan Marcone gave Arsenal the lead but volleys from Luis Aguiar and Jorge Rodriguez turned the game around. Penarol now trail Arsenal by only two points in the race for the second qualifying spot, with Santos Laguna four points clear at the top of the group.

Gremio lead Group Six by a point after full-back Rhodolfo's last-gasp header earned them a draw with Newell's Old Boys, after the Argentinian side had taken a 79th-minute lead through Maxi Rodriguez. In Group Seven, leaders Leon beat Emelec 3-0 while Bolivar saw off Flamengo 1-0.

Leon were already leading through Matias Britos' header when Emelec had Osbaldo Lastra sent off before half-time. The Mexican side added two further goals in the final eight minutes through Jose Vasquez, with a penalty, and Carlos Pena. Bolivar's goal also came from a penalty, Juan Carlos Arce's fifth-minute strike proving decisive.