Mmo4pal Libertad’s next opponents will be Ecuadorian giants Barcelona

Two goals from Hernan Rodrigo Lopez helped Paraguayan side Libertad qualify for the second stage of the Copa Sudamericana with a 3-0 home win over Bolivia’s Nacional Potosi on Wednesday.

The Uruguayan striker netted a fourth-minute penalty and scored again in the 40th minute before Antonio Bareiro’s late goal clinched a 3-1 aggregate triumph.

"I’m very happy because we finally scored the goals we deserved and they helped us progress," Libertad head coach Pedro Sarabia said in Asuncion.

Libertad’s next opponents will be Ecuadorian giants Barcelona, who eliminated Peru’s Alianza Lima with a goalless draw sealing a 3-0 aggregate win.

Barcelona’s Argentinian midfielder Matias Oyola told Fox Sports: "In Guayaquil we clinched a great result and we held it here,Mmo4pal. We were very offensive in Ecuador and intelligent here in Peru."

Uruguayan side River Plate booked a berth in the next phase by beating Chilean giants Universidad Catolica 3-0 to confirm a 4-0 aggregate victory. Michael Santos, who had scored the winner in the first leg, opened the scoring 24 minutes after the interval and late goals from Santiago Garcia and Christian Techera made certain.

Catolica duo Alfonso Parot and Dario Botinelli were sent off in the closing stages and River Plate will play Emelec of Ecuador in the next round.
 

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