Argentine side Lanus showed no mercy with a 4-0 win over Universidad de Chile to edge towards the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals while Velez Sarsfield beat La Equidad.
Former Boca Juniors striker
In the second half, Lanus seemed to sit back but was only waiting for the right time to take advantage.
In the 67th minute, Silva's attempt hit the crossbar and
The last 10 minutes saw Universidad lose control as keeper Herrera was shown red for fouling Melano outside the box. Midfielder Luciano Civelli had to replace him in goal as all of the available substitutions had been used.
With six minutes remaining, Universidad midfielder
Melano was pleased to claim such a convincing victory.
He told Fox Sports: "This is the match we had expected. We all worked very, very well, in all the lines.
Silva added: "This result encourages us so does the way we played. Taking such a wide lead against important rivals like Universidad de
Velez took the lead seven minutes after the interval when
The host equalised with a 75th-minute header by
La Equidad midfielder
"We played well tonight. We knew La Equidad's weak point was defense but their attacking skills were good so the result puts us in a very good position," Velez forward