Chilean giant Universidad Catolica outclassed Bolivian rival Blooming 3-0 to secure a 4-1 aggregate win and advance to the second stage of the Copa Sudamericana.
After picking up a valuable 1-1 draw in the away leg, the host needed only 11 minutes to open the scoring in the second meeting as
"It's not easy to play two tournaments at the same time, especially when the team is not fully integrated yet," said coach
"But we win and also kept a clean sheet in the second leg, which is important for our defenders."
In other action, Paraguayan side Guarani upset Bolivian team Oriente Petrolero, winning 2-1 in
Finally, Venezuelan team Mineros of Guayana came from a goal down to defeat Colombian side La Equidad 2-1 - making it 3-1 on aggregate.
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