Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno put one foot in the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals as it shocked Argentinian outfit Colon 2-1 in the first leg of its last-16 tie in Santa Fe.
28 Sep 2012 - 1:24 PM  UPDATED 2 Nov 2012 - 5:05 AM

In its first attack in the 21st minute, the Paraguayan side opened the scoring when defender
Pedro Benitez headed home a corner from
Jonathan Fabbro.

The host reacted and
Ivan Moreno y Fabianesi had the chance of level the match with a penalty, but his shot was well saved by goalkeeper
Diego Barreto.

In the last move before half-time Lucas Mugni, one of the most promising players in Argentinian football, equalised with a precise low shot.

In the 52nd minute, Brazilian referee
Sandro Ricci sent off Colon striker
Ruben Ramirez and Cerro Porteno's midfielder
Walter Lopez, after a fight between the two.

A minute later, the stadium suffered a power failure.

After a 10-minute delay the game resumed, but the host was left to wish it had not when substitute
Roberto Nanni struck the winner four minutes from time.

"I think this result is very unjust. We maybe didn't show our best football but we were the ones that always searched the victory," Colon defender
Maximiliano Caire said.

"They only defended and in two isolated moves produced two goals."

The second leg will be played on 24 October in Asuncion. The winner of the tie will face Argentinian side Tigre or Ecuador's Deportivo Quito.