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Copa Libertadores: Newell’s OB 0 Velez Sarsfield 1

25 April 2013 06:23

Agustin Allione scored a crucial goal as Velez Sarsfield knocked off Newell's Old Boys 1-0 in the Round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores.

The Argentine midfielder smashed home the only goal of the game just after the hour mark to give Velez a big advantage ahead of the second leg on May 14.

In the all-Argentine battle, Velez, who sit 13 spots below second-placed Newell's Old Boys in Argentina's Primera Division, claimed a vital victory and notched an away goal when Allione received Federico Insua's pass, stepped inside his marker and thrashed the ball home.

While Velez right-back Fabian Cubero was sent off in the 84th minute for a second bookable offence, the visitors held on at the Estadio Marcelo Alberta Bielsa.

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
13 18 +2 26
14 18 +1 24
15 18 -1 24
16 19 -2 22
17 19 -5 22

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
18 18 -5 21
19 18 -5 21
20 19 -3 20
21 18 -6 19
22 18 -5 18