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Copa Libertadores: Inter hold advantage after first leg in Mexico (+video)

Posted in South America Football by peterbein on August 12, 2010

Bolívar gave Internacional the lead in their Copa Libertadores 1st leg tie away at Chivas

The opening leg of the 2010 Copa Libertadores final took place last night in front of a capacity crowd at the Estadio Omnilife in Guadalajara. The local team Chivas took to the field against 2006 champions Internacional of Porto Alegre hoping to become the first Mexican side in history to win the coveted trophy after their compatriots Cruz Azul failed in 2001. It looked good for the Mexicans after 45 minutes as Chivas went into the dressing rooms at the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to Adolfo Bautista’s heavily looped header on the stroke of half-time. Chivas had a grip on the game and the Brazilians found it difficult to break them down but Inter didn’t give up and got their reward in the 72nd minute when Giuliano also scored with a header to restore parity. Just four minutes later and the Brazilians had taken the lead thanks once again to somebody using their head, quite literally, this time it was Bolívar who directed home to give Internacional a crucial lead which could prove decisive in next week’s second leg in Porto Alegre.



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