The Copa Libertadores group stage reached its conclusion at the back end of last week. With the round of 16 ties commencing on Wednesday, now seems an ideal time to take a look at the goal related numbers from the group stage.
It was third time lucky for Atletico Junior as after twice losing championship finals to Once Caldas – in 2003 and 2009 – they finally overcame their regular tormentors 4-2 on penalties to secure the 2011 Torneo Finalizacion title on Wednesday evening.
A late Matias Alustiza strike helped Deportivo Quito to their third Ecuadorian Serie A title in four years as they defeated Emelec 1-0 in Quito on Saturday, giving them a 2-0 aggregate victory in the championship decider.
Peru began their qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup with a superb 2-0 victory over Paraguay in Lima on Friday, while Ecuador were also victorious and Bolivia succumbed to defeat at the hands of Uruguay. Read More
Ecuador were the big winners in the latest round of international friendlies, defeating Costa Rica 4-0 in Quito to follow their 5-2 win over Jamaica days earlier.
Independiente Medellin lead the way in the Finalizacion stage of the Colombian Liga Postobon despite having played a match less than their nearest challengers following a convincing 3-0 win over Deportivo Cali at the weekend.
Ecuador were the most impressive Andean performers of the weekend international fixtures, running out 5-2 victors against Jamaica in Quito.