Copa Libertadores Evaluation: Boca into final 16 after Junior loss


Boca Juniors moved into the Copa Libertadores final 16 because of an enormous win and Miguel Borja’s heroics for Palmeiras on Wednesday.

Third in Group eight heading into the sixth and remaining match, Boca recorded a convincing 5-Zero win over Alianza Lima.

However the Argentine giants nonetheless wanted Palmeiras – already assured prime spot – to keep away from defeat in opposition to Junior and the Brazilian outfit received Three-1, because of a Borja hat-trick.

In Buenos Aires, Boca delivered a spectacular first half, taking a Four-Zero lead into the break.

Cristian Pavon – who completed with 4 assists – teed up Edwin Cardona for a 12th-minute opener.

Frank Fabra doubled the lead earlier than Ramon Abila scored a brace, following an excellent chipped end with a faucet in.

Carlos Tevez obtained on the scoresheet 10 minutes into the second half, ending clinically after receiving a move from Pavon.

In Sao Paulo, Palmeiras wanted till the second half to get on prime in opposition to Junior.

After Colombia worldwide Borja opened the scoring, Jarlan Barrera missed a penalty in an enormous setback for the guests.

They had been punished by Borja’s second earlier than Teofilo Gutierrez managed to faucet in for Junior.

Nonetheless, Borja’s close-range end sealed Palmeiras’ win, serving to Boca via to the knockout stage.

In Group Four, Flamengo booked their spot within the final 16 with a recreation remaining because of a 2-Zero win at residence to Emelec.

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