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Group Phase (1st placed and top 6 2nd placed qualify):

Group 1
Corinthians (São Paulo-BRA) 2-1 Cerro Porteño (Asunción-PAR)
[Ronaldo 37', Chicão 64' (FK) - Julio dos Santos 80']
A cross was deflected by a defender and Barreto had a hard
time keeping it out of the goal, only for Ronaldo to tap in the
rebound from two inches out. Roberto Carlos made a full ritual
as if he was taking a free kick and Chicão, who's right-footed,
took it instead, surprising Barreto, who could only touch it into
the top corner. Julio dos Santos slotted in after an offside
player headed into his path.
Corinthians lead with ten points, Cerro have only one and are
out of contention for practical effects.

Group 5
Emelec (Guayaquil-ECU) 0-1 Deportivo Quito (ECU)
[Iván Hurtado 90+3' (PK)]
Elizaga guessed right, but couldn't reach Hurtado's perfect
late PK shot.
Emelec are officially out of contention with no points from
four matches. DQ are third with seven, but only one point
behind leaders Internacional (BRA).

Group 2
Once Caldas (Manizales-COL) 1-0 Nacional (Asunción-PAR)
[Ortiz 14' (FK)]
The long free kick bounced under Caffa and OC are the first
team to qualify, because there's no way the second placed
team reaches eleven points in more than six groups. Once
Caldas play for a draw at São Paulo FC (BRA) in the last
day to clinch first place in the group.

Jesus Petry