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Leon eliminate Flamengo from Copa Libertadores

English.news.cn   2014-04-10 13:21:54

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Flamengo were eliminated from the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday after a 3-2 defeat to Leon in their final group match at the Maracana stadium.

Franco Arizala gave the Mexican side the early advantage before former Arsenal defender Andre Santos equalized with a header on the half hour.

Mauro Boselli restored the visitors' lead but Alecsandro again drew level for the hosts in a free-flowing first half.

Needing victory to progress, the Brazilian giants constantly pressed throughout the second half but could find no way past Leon's defence.

Mexico international midfielder Carlos Pena then secured his team's passage to the knockout phase when he rifled in a left-footed shot six minutes from time.

In other matches on Wednesday, Bolivar secured top spot in Group 7 with a 2-1 victory over Emelec, Independiente del Valle beat Union Espanola 5-4, San Lorenzo eliminated Botafogo 3-0, Cruzeiro overcame Real Garcilaso 3-0 and Universidad de Chile held Defensor Sporting 1-1.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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