Santos FC defeated Bolivar on Thursday. Here's a sentence you have probably never read before: The home side won the match 8-0, and the score was extremely flattering to the visitors. Santos are very good, and they're going on to the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals.
Also moving on are Universidad de Chile, who pulled off a similar feat to Santos. After losing in the first leg, they dropped six goals on Deportivo Quito. In the other, more reasonable tie, Fluminense defeated Internacional.
Santos FC 8-0 Bolivar
Santos lost 2-1 in La Paz, so they were in a bit of trouble in this tie. They took the lead in the tie 7th minute with a goal by Elano. They would go on to score seven more times in the next 53 minutes. In a display of mercy, Santos basically stopped playing once they went 8-0 up in the 60th minute. The team's big stars Elano, Neymar, and Ganso all scored twice. Borges and Alan Kardec chipped in a goal apiece.
Universidad de Chile 6-0 Deportivo Quito
Deportivo Quito really woke up the sleeping bear with their 4-1 first leg win. The degree to which they dominated this match was even more ridiculous than what Santos did, even if the scoreboard doesn't reflect it. Bolivar is far inferior to Deportivo Quito in talent, and La U don't really have anyone with the individual skill of Neymar. Santos' individuals bulldozed an average Bolivar side, but La U bulldozed a quality Deportivo Quito side as a team. Their opponents did not attempt a shot. Angelo Henriquez Iturra and Junior Fernandez both scored twice, while Marcelo Diaz and Eugenio Mena both scored once.
Fluminense 2-1 Internacional
Leandro Damiao rested at the weekend and that rest paid off early, with an Internacional goal in the 13th minute, assisted by Oscar. Flu answered, however, with the other Leandro playing in the game. He headed in a free kick by Thiago Neves in the 15th minute. Just before the stroke of halftime, Flu scored the ultimate winner in the exact same way, with Thiago Neves assisting right after a free kick. This time, Flu's top scorer Fred finished off the chance to send his side through.