South American Futbol - Libertadores, Sudamericana, World Cup 2010

Sao Paulo easily advances to the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores

Cruzeiro was easily defeated by Sao Paulo 4-0 on the whole.

South America’s top club competition, the Copa Libertadores, saw Sao Paulo move to the semifinals after defeating Cruzeiro 2-0 on Wednesday night at the Morumbi stadium. The outcome was the same as the one they achieved in Belo Horizonte during the opening leg last week.

The three-time champions of the competition secured another easy win and a convincing 4-0 aggregate victory over the two legs thanks to goals from Hernanes in the first half and Dagoberto in the second.

Cruzeiro, which lost to Estudiantes in the championship game last year, needed at least two goals to force a penalty shootout, but it was difficult to do so after Kleber was dismissed for slapping an opponent in the opening minute of the game.

The opening goal for Sao Paulo was scored in the 23rd minute by playmaker Hernanes after a superb play by Junior Cesar down the wing.

After dominating for a significant portion of the game, Sao Paulo scored the game-winning goal in the 52nd minute when Dagoberto, who was in fine form, raced onto a Fernandao header and beat Fabio with a beautiful delicate chip.

Sao Paulo was winning by a score of two while continuing to dominate their opponents and having many clear-cut chances to score a third.

The remaining quarterfinal matches will be contested on Thursday. The reigning champions Estudiantes will attempt to overcome a 1-0 deficit against Internacional in Buenos Aires, while Universidad de Chile will carry a 3-2 advantage into the return leg against Flamengo in Santiago.




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