Thu, 24 Jun 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Colombian striker Rafael Borre scored one goal and set up another as River Plate beat LDU Quito 3-0 here on Tuesday to advance to the Copa Libertadores round of 16 as Group D leaders.

Borre opened the scoring with a reflex backheel and he then set up Julian Alvarez with a sublime through ball. Substitute Jorge Carrascal completed the rout with a low finish after a counterattack.

The result at Estadio Libertadores de America meant the Argentine side finished the group stage with 13 points, one point ahead of their Ecuadorian rivals, who also advanced to the next phase.

Ecuador's Delfin booked a place in the knockout rounds with 1-0 win at Olimpia, thanks to a late Agustin Ale strike. The result left Delfin second in Group G, nine points behind leaders Santos, who secured a 2-1 home win over Defensa y Justicia.

Meanwhile, Bolivia's Jorge Wilstermann clinched top spot in Group C with a 1-0 win at Colo-Colo and Penarol failed to advance despite a 3-2 home victory over Athletico Paranaense.

In Tuesday's only other match, Sao Paulo routed Deportivo Binacional 5-1, a result that had no bearing on the next stage as both teams were already eliminated.

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