SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - A
fan was run
over and killed by a police vehicle in Chile and a striker set a
scoring record in Colombia at the weekend.
America snatched a berth in the
Mexican Clausura title
play-offs, denying one to Apertura finalists Cruz Azul.
A Colo Colo fan was run over
and killed by a police car on
crowd control duties outside the Monumental at the Santiago
derby against Universidad de Chile, media reported.
Radio Cooperativa said on their
website that the police had launched an investigation. It added police
had made 80 arrests during fighting with fans sparked by the
Champions Colo Colo, down to 10
men for 52 minutes, beat
their arch-rivals 1-0 to snatch the lead from them and give
outgoing coach Hugo Tocalli a winning send-off.
Argentine striker Ezequiel
Miralles scored the only goal in
the 12th minute but was sent off in the 38th.
Tocalli, leaving for family
reasons, is being replaced by
fellow Argentine Diego Cagna.
striker Sergio Galvan Rey set a
Colombian record of 218 goals with the equaliser in his team's
2-2 draw with Atletico Junior, beating the number scored by
former Colombia forward Ivan Valenciano.
Galvan Rey, who has played in
Colombia since 1994 apart from
a year at MetroStars in the U.S., scored 171 goals for Once
Caldas, a club record.
The 36-year-old, who obtained
Colombian nationality in 2003,
also played for Atletico Nacional before joining America this
Tolima's winning run was ended
at six matches after they
went down 4-3 to La Equidad but clung to the lead in the
Tolima, for whom Carlos
Renteria scored twice, have 30
points from 15 matches, one more than title holders
Independiente Medellin, who were held 0-0 at home by Boyaca
America, who have had to
overcome the shooting of Paraguay
striker Salvador Cabanas in January, beat Santos Laguna 1-0 to
qualify for the Clausura quarter-finals.
The result left Cruz Azul,
runners-up in the Apertura in
December, stranded after they only managed a 1-1 draw with
Midfielder Angel Reyna scored
America's goal in the ninth
minute from a pass by Argentine playmaker Daniel Montenegro in
their home match at the Azteca.
The quarter-final line-up has
Apertura champions Monterrey
facing lowest-placed qualifiers Pachuca, Guadalajara against
Morelia, Toluca meeting America and Pumas UNAM v Santos Laguna.
Penarol, who have already won
the Clausura title, retained
their unbeaten record with a 13th win in 14 matches, beating
former Paraguay coach Sergio Markarian's Danubio 2-1 away.
Former Inter Milan and Uruguay
forward Alvaro Recoba put the
home side ahead but they had Carlos Grossmuller sent off in the
66th minute and succumbed to goals by teenager Gaston Ramirez in
the 69th and veteran striker Diego Alonso in the 83rd.
Tacuarembo's Luis Machado
scored a 14-minute hat-trick in
the opening 22 minutes but Cerro came back with Pablo Melo
equalizing in the 90th minute for a 3-3 draw.
Bolivar and Blooming won the
big derbies. Bolivar beat The
Strongest 1-0 in La Paz and Blooming beat Oriente Petrolero by
the same score in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
San Jose, who beat La Paz FC
4-2, overtook The Strongest at
the top of Group A while Bolivar opened a six-point lead over
Oriente Petrolero in Group B.
San Martin returned to the top
of the standings with a 2-1
win over Sport Huancayo while Cesar Vallejo, who lost 2-1 away
to Sport Boys, are a point behind in second place.
Leaders Cerro Porteno beat 3 de
Febrero 2-1 to remain four
points clear of second-placed Guarani in the Apertura with 37
points from 15 matches and a game in hand.
With three matches to be played
in midweek, Barcelona lead
by two points from LDU Quito, held 1-1 by Universidad Catolica
after Ecuador defender Ulises de La Cruz scored an own goal.
Veteran defender David Mcintosh
scored twice as Deportivo
Italia beat Caracas FC 3-1, a victory that allowed Zamora to go
top by one point after a 4-1 rout of Centro Italo. Caracas have
two games in hand.
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