Sao Paulo, Universidad win away
Sao Paulo and Universidad de Chile clinched important away wins in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. Sao Paulo beat compatriots Cruzeiro 2-0, with Dagoberto opening the scoring in the 24th minute and Hernanes sealing the win on 65 minutes.
"That's the spirit we want. I told Dagoberto that he and Marlos were important for our team tonight because their midfielders play very well," Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogero Ceni said. "When everybody works well, everything becomes easier."
In Rio de Janeiro, Universidad de Chile beat Flamengo 3-2. Mauricio Victorino put the visitors ahead in the fourth minute and defender Rafael Olarra doubled the lead 20 minutes later with a header. Flamengo pulled a goal back in the 38th minute when Adriano headed home a Kleberson cross from the right.
Gerardo Pelusso's Universidad side restored their two-goal cushion two minutes after the break through Alvaro Fernandez. Juan pulled a goal back through Juan a minute from time. Pelusso said: "We are very happy. We planned the match to take profit from their defensive weaknesses and that's how we scored the goals. We were in great form."
Juan added: "We are as shocked as the fans are, but they managed to win here, so we can clinch the same score there."