Solano scores but Universitario lose

BUENOS AIRES - Paraguayan champions Libertad netted a late winner in a 2-1 victory over Universitario in a Libertadores Cup tie on Wednesday, the win spoiling Peru captain Nolberto Solano's goal-scoring debut for the visitors.

A surprise signing for the Peruvian club during the close season, Solano headed home in the 62nd minute after coming on as a halftime substitute to wipe out Manuel Maciel's first-half opener for Libertad in Asuncion.

However, the former Newcastle United, Aston Villa and West Ham United player's joy was short-lived when Juan Samudio struck an 83rd minute winner for Libertad, Paraguayan champions four times in a row, in the Group Eight game.

Striker Andres Silvera scored twice as Argentina's San Lorenzo, semi-finalists last year, routed Mexican side San Luis 4-1 in the same group in Buenos Aires.

Silvera scored both his goals from headers in the first 20 minutes before Gonzalo Bergessio added another to give the hosts a 3-0 halftime lead.

San Luis defender Oscar Mascorro put through his own goal three minutes after the re-start and Victor Lojero notched a consolation for the visitors.

In another Argentina-Mexico clash, striker Jose Sand scored with the last kick of the game to earn Lanus a 1-1 draw at home to Guadalajara in Group Six.

Sergio Avila had given Guadalajara, Mexico's most popular club, the lead in the 33rd minute.


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