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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
1 26 +29 53
2 24 +21 48
3 26 +14 48
4 26 +7 48
5 26 +10 46

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
20 25 -8 29
21 26 -11 29
22 25 -16 28
23 25 -8 27
24 26 -4 25