BUENOS AIRES - Goalkeeper Fabio saved a
penalty as Libertadores Cup favourites Cruzeiro of Brazil drew
0-0 away to Deportes Tolima of Colombia in Group Seven on
Brazilian champions Fluminense fared worse with a 1-0 defeat
away to America of Mexico, while Argentinos Juniors of
Argentina upset Uruguay's Nacional 1-0 away in two Group Three
Fabio dived to his left to save Wilder Medina's 76th minute
penalty after the striker had been brought down by Marquinhos
and keep his goal intact after three matches in South America's
elite club competition.
Cruzeiro, who beat four times winners Estudiantes 5-0 to
hand the Argentine side their worst defeat in the competition
last month, have seven points, three more than Tolima.
Cruzeiro have scored nine goals and are yet to concede in
their three games so far. Estudiantes have three points and
Guarani of Paraguay none after two games.
Three times champions Nacional gifted Argentinos their goal
in the 22nd minute at the Parque Central in Montevideo.
Goalkeeper Leonardo Burian collided with defender Gabriel
Marques as they went for a long ball into the box from
Argentinos midfielder Gonzalo Prosperi and striker Franco Niell
netted the loose ball for his third goal in the group.
"One comes to this tough ground thinking a draw is good
business which is why we are so happy," Argentinos coach Pedro
Troglio told reporters.
Argentinos, champions in 1985, have seven points from three
matches. They are a point ahead of America with 2008 finalists
Fluminense on two and Nacional one.
Substitute striker Daniel Marquez scored the only goal at
the Azteca in Mexico City in the 71st minute, seven minutes
after coming on.
On a disappointing night for Brazilian teams, Santos were
held 1-1 at home by Cerro Porteno of Paraguay in Group Five.
Argentine striker Roberto Nanni equalised with a penalty in
added time for his fifth goal in the competition after Brazil
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in the second half.
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