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Boca Juniors beat Alianza Lima

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

Argentina's beat Peru's 5-0 and secured second place in Group H thanks to the victory of Brazil's Palmeiras over Colombia's Junior in Sao Paulo, which qualified the Argentine team for the round-of-16 in the 2018

With two goals from and one each from Edwin Cardona, and Carlos Tevez, the Argentine team had its most solid performance in the tournament and celebrated the victory over on Wednesday in the here, reports

climbed to second place of Group H with nine points thanks to the three goals of Colombian striker which led Palmeiras (16 points) to win against Junior (seven points) by 3-1.

got the opening goal early in the 12th minute by Cardona and another goal later in the 20th minute by Fabra.

conceded another two points to Boca Juniors thanks to Abila's first goal in the 34th minute and his other in the 42nd thanks to a precise pass from

Boca Juniors' last point came in the 54th minute when shot a goal into the box guarded by Angelo Campos, securing victory for his team.

The match ended with Boca Juniors celebrating their ticket to the round of 16, while Alianza Lima got eliminated from the tournament.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 13:30 IST
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