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Copa Libertadores: Delfin beat Group B leaders Atletico Nacional

IANS  |  Guayaquil (Ecuador) 

A 19th-minute goal from gave a 1-0 win over Group B leaders Atletico and opened the way for both teams to qualify for the next round.

With only one day left before the closing of the group stage, Atletico from still leads Group B with nine points while Ecuador's has risen from the bottom to second place with seven points, reports news agency.

With the defeated in Tuesday's match, Chile's Colo Colo can climb from third place and also reach seven points if they defeat Bolivia's at home.

Although Atletico changed their game plan in the second half, managed to take the lead with Chicaiza's goal. Chicaiza's shot found the right corner of the goal guarded by

Monetti later shattered Delfin's hope for a second goal in the 39th minute when he pulled off a save to keep out Henry Canga's header.

Atletico Nacional's first opportunity came in the 57th minute when attempted a shot but failed.

In the sixth and final day of the group stage on June 24, Atletico Nacional will host Colo Colo and Bolivar will host Delfin.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 15:30 IST
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