BUENOS AIRES, March 2 (Reuters) - Former champions Penarol
and Colo Colo recovered from heavy opening match defeats with
impressive away wins in the Libertadores Cup on Tuesday.
Five-times winners Penarol won 3-1 at Argentine debutants
Godoy Cruz while Colo Colo, the only Chilean team to have won
the trophy, beat Deportivo Tachira 4-2 on coach America
Uruguay's Penarol, beaten 3-0 in their first Group Eight
outing by Independiente last week, were quick off the mark as
Juan Olivera chested down the ball to score after 51 seconds in
Godoy Cruz, who had begun impressively with a 2-1 win over
former champions LDU, levelled just after the half hour with a
Ruben Ramirez header.
But Olivera, who has played for clubs in South Korea, China,
Saudi Arabia, Chile and Paraguay, put the visitors back in front
just before half-time and Luis Aguiar added the third midway
through the second half with a clever flick.
A floodlight failure halted play for 10 minutes before
Penarol joined their opponents and Independiente on three
Ezequiel Miralles scored twice in the first half as Colo
Colo, beaten 5-2 by Cerro Porteno two weeks ago, took control of
their Group Five match in Venezuela.
Esteban Paredes and Lucas Vilchez doubled the scored from
counter-attacks in the second half before Julio Gutierrez scored
two late goals to make the score more respectable for the
Tachira have one point after holding Santos to a 0-0 draw in
their opening match while Colo Colo and Cerro Porteno have three
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