While there were no goals quite as good as Tuesday's strike by Damian Diaz during Wednesday's slate of Copa Libertadores games, most of the games were of a much higher quality. The two biggest games of the round, Atletico Mineiro - Sao Paulo and Boca Juniors - Toluca, were fantastic from beginning to end. Elsewhere, favorites Peñarol and Fluminense were challenged in tough road tests, but ultimately rose to the occasion.
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Juan Roman Riquelme isn't fit yet, and didn't play in this game. Boca are sad without him. Sinha had two stellar assists. Click above for a full report.
Municipal Iquique 1-2 Peñarol
While this certainly wasn't a death blow for Municipal Iquique, they'll be very disappointed to have dropped points from a drawing position at home. Peñarol showed exactly why they're one of the top dark horse contenders for the Libertadores in this match, scoring the winner on a spectacular fast counter in the 71st minute. They regained possession at the half-way line on the right flank, then quickly turned defense into attack with a quick ball forward to Fabian Estoyanoff, who squared for Juan Manuel Olivera to tap in. In a matter of less than five seconds, the Uruguayans turned defense into attack, covered half the pitch, and found the back of the net.
Caracas FC 0-1 Fluminense
Venezuelan side Caracas FC are in a similar boat to Iquique. This doesn't shatter their hopes of going through, and their loss to one of the tournament favorites isn't a horrible result, but it'll sting a bit. The lone goal of the match came from red-hot striker Fred, who scored a great curling effort in the 32nd minute. On current form, he looks like the man who should be starting up top for the Brazilian national side.
Real Garcilaso 1-1 Independiente Santa Fe
Welcome to the competition, Real Garcilaso! They came back from an early deficit to earn a bit of a surprise point. No one expected them to do much in this year's Libertadores, but defender Rolando Bogado saved a point for them in their first ever Libertadores match, heading in a corner kick in the 75th minute.