Atletico Mineiro top Copa Libertadores group

Updated on : May 17,2017   1:52 pm

Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) Ecuador international midfielder Juan Cazares scored two first-half goals to help Brazil's Atletico Mineiro to a 4-1 home victory over Argentina's Godoy Cruz in their Copa Libertadores group match.

Former Brazil internationals Fred and Elias also netted after halftime at Estadio Independencia in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night, before Juan Garro pulled a late goal back for the visitors, reports Xinhua news agency.

The result guaranteed Atletico Mineiro top spot in Group F at the end of the tournament's first phase while Godoy Cruz remained second to also advance to the knockout stage.

A late goal for Juan Vogliotti earned Bolivia's Sport Boys Warnes a 1-1 draw away to Club Libertad of Uruguay. Rosauro Rivero gave the hosts the early lead when he turned the ball into his own net at Estadio Leoz in Asuncion.

The result has no bearing on the next phase of the competition as both teams are already eliminated.

Earlier, Uruguay's Nacional were held to a 0-0 draw by Zulia FC in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

--IANS

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