Cerro top group, Lanus clip Cali
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Cerro Porteno lead Group Three of the Copa Libertadores after a 2-1 win over O'Higgins on Thursday. All three goals, which included two penalties, came in a remarkable first ten minutes, starting when Daniel Guiza pounced on a loose ball to put Cerro ahead. Julio Dos Santos doubled the Paraguayan side's lead from the spot before Pablo Calandria responded in kind.

Cerro lead the group by a point, having displaced Deportivo Cali after the latter's defeat to Lanus. The goals came early again as Jorge Pereyra Diaz opened the scoring before full-back Maximiliano Velazquez's superb fifth-minute volley made it 2-0. Fellow defender Paolo Goltz missed a penalty late on. Lanus' first win in the tournament keeps their hopes of progressing alive despite propping up a group covered by just three points.

Defensor Sporting remain second in Group Five after coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Cruzeiro in Brazil. A low-key first half burst into life in stoppage time as an altercation between Cruzeiro's Nilton and Defensor's Matias Malvino saw both sent off, before Everton Riveiro's free-kick gave Cruzeiro the lead.

Julio Baptista made it 2-0 but Felipe Gedoz cut the deficit and Emilio Zeballos scrambled home a late equaliser for the Uruguayan side. Atletico Paranaense responded to Velez Sarsfield's win over The Strongest by beating Peruvian side Universitario 3-0 to return to the Group One summit.

Dalton Moreyra's early own goal and second-half strikes from Felipe and Ederson - the latter after an error from visiting keeper Jose Carvallo - ensured victory for the Brazilians. Chilean side Union Espanola saw off Argentina's San Lorenzo 1-0 in group two thanks to forward Rodrigo Canales' header.