BUENOS AIRES - Unfashionable Uruguayan
club Racing recorded the second win of their maiden
Libertadores Cup campaign when they beat Colombia's
Independiente Medellin 1-0 on Thursday.
Defender Santiago Ostolaza headed the winner in the 74th
minute to take Racing level on seven points with leaders
Corinthians of Brazil in Group One. The pair are now firm
favourites to progress to the knockout stages.
Medellin, who had forward Edison Gimenez sent off in the
84th minute for punching an opponent, are in third place on
three points with only two games to play.
Racing have never won the Uruguayan championship and spent
long periods in the second division. Some 3,000 fans watched
the game in Montevideo's huge Centenario stadium.
The Libertadores has been littered with surprises over the
last few years following a shift in the balance of power away
from the traditionally successful clubs.
Argentina's Velez Sarsfield came from behind to beat
Chile's Colo Colo 2-1 in a meeting of former champions in Group
Ezequiel Miralles gave Colo Colo an early lead but goals
from Uruguayan pair Rodrigo Lopez and Santiago Silva put Velez
in front before the half hour.
The visitors had Rodrigo Millar sent off in the 87th
Velez went top with 10 points from four games, three ahead
of Cruzeiro, and Colo Colo are third with four.
Michael Arroyo gave Deportivo Quito a 1-0 win at home to
fellow Ecuadoreans Emelec in Thursday's other match, condemning
their opponents to a third successive defeat in Group Five.
Deportivo are third with four points from three games.
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