Banfield take first-leg advantage
Argentinian side Banfield took the lead in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana Round of 16 by beating Colombia's Tolima 2-0 at home on Wednesday.
In the southern suburbs of Buenos Aires, two first-half headers gave Julio Cesar Falcioni's side the win. In the 14th minute, Victor Lopez connected with a Walter Erviti cross from the right side to open the score at the Estadio Florencio Sola.
Ten minutes later, Marcelo Quinteros crossed the ball from the right to the near post and Emilio Zelaya doubled the gap. Tolima keeper Anthony Silva touched the ball but failed to prevent the goal.
Lopez told Fox Sports the home win and clean sheet were important: "Tolima are a good team and their forwards are fast. Not giving away goals here is great because it would have been quite difficult if they had done. The second leg will be tough."
The return match will be played on 12 October in Ibague.