Thursday, 6 November 2008

Copa Sudamericana: Estudiantes and Argentinos Reach Final Four [Goals Video]

Estudiantes and Argentinos Juniors set-up an all Argentine semi-final in the Copa Sudamericana after both progressed at the expense of Brazilian opposition on Wednesday night.

A 2-0 win at home had put Estudiantes in pole position ahead of the away leg of their tie with Botafogo, and Los Pincharratas doubled their advantage by half time to all but put the tie beyond their hosts.

Botafogo did pull the score back to 2-2 on the night with 25 minutes still left to play, but were unable to further dent Estudiantes' lead, succumbing to a 4-2 aggregate defeat.

Argentinos booked their semi-final place with a 2-0 victory over Brazilian league high-flyers Palmeiras. Andres Scotti and Nicolas Pavlovich found the back of the net inside the first twenty minutes as Nestor Gorosito's side increased the the one goal advantage they had taken into Wednesday's second leg.

Thursday night's fixtures find Argentina's traditional big two looking to overturn first leg deficits as River Plate travel to Mexico 2-1 down to Chivas, while Boca Juniors host Internacional, having lost 2-0 in Brazil.

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