Guarani left Peru with a 1-1 draw after a tense game in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night. The result means the Paraguayans join Racing Club as Group 8’s entrants into the last-16. Sporting Cristal and Deportivo Tachira are out.
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(Video) Sporting Cristal 0-1 Guarani: Santander goal puts visitors within touching distance of last-16
Guarani took the lead in the 14th minute through Federico Santander, but a goal from Sergio Blanco in the 59th minute set up a nail biting final half an hour.
In the other game in Group 8, Argentine giants Racing Club came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at home to Venezuelan minnows Deportivo Tachira. A Jose Meza brace had given the visitors a surprise lead, but Diego Milito and Gustavo Bou pulled the hosts level before a 92nd minute Brian Fernández goal gave them all three points.
Group 8 in the first group in the 2015 Copa Libertadores to be completed.
Here are both the goals from Tuesday night’s game:
Sporting Cristal 0-1 GUARANI – Federico Santander ’14
SPORTING CRISTAL 1-1 Guarani – Sergio Blanco ’59