Corinthians vs. Tijuana  3 - 0


Copa Libertadores wrap: Corinthians back on track

14 March 2013 04:33

Defending champions Corinthians put their Copa Libertadores campaign back on track with a 3-0 thumping of Mexican side Tijuana on Wednesday.

After suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to Tijuana in their last outing, the Brazilian giants were determined to make amends in front of their home supporters and took the lead just before the half-hour mark through former AC Milan star Alexandre Pato.

Paulo Guerrero made it 2-0 nine minutes before half-time, and Paulinho netted in the closing stages to complete the rout.

The win moved Corinthians to within two points of Tijuana, who still lead Group 5 on nine points.

In Group 7, Paraguayan club Olimpia moved to the top of the standings thanks to a 5-1 thumping of Venezuelan outfit Deportivo Lara.

First-half goals Fredy Bareiro, Herminio Miranda and Wilson Pittoni had the visitors cruising at half-time, and Pittoni's second goal plus a late strike from Eduardo Aranda made sure of a thumping win.

In Group 3, Brazilian outfit Atletico Mineiro maintained their perfect record, proving too strong for The Strongest, with Luis Mendez's 82nd-minute own goal seeing the Bolivian club suffer a 2-1 loss at home.

Diego Tardelli had opened the scoring for Mineiro after 10 minutes before Harold Reina levelled just before half-time.

And in Group 1, Ecuador's Barcelona played out a 0-0 draw at home with Mexican team Toluca.

Serie A table

# Team MP D P
1 37 +40 80
2 37 +15 66
3 37 +18 65
4 37 +5 59
5 37 -1 57

Liga MX table

# Team MP D P
14 17 -6 20
15 17 -3 17
16 17 -11 17
17 17 -9 16
18 17 -16 15