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Copa Sudamericana: Barranquilla gain edge over Santa Fe in semis

IANS  |  Bogota 

and scored either side of half-time as Junior beat Colombian rivals Santa Fe 2-0 in their Copa Sudamericana semi-final first leg.

Gutierrez broke the deadlock just before halftime at the Campin on Thursday night by latching onto a Jarlan Barrera through ball and dribbling past to fire into an empty net, reports

Piedrahita doubled the visitors' lead five minutes after the restart, lashing in from a tight angle after Luis Diaz's deft control and lay-off.

Santa Fe were reduced to 10 men in the 85th minute when was shown a straight red card for hacking down Jarlan Barrera.

The return leg will be played in on November 30.

Brazilian rivals Atletico Paranaense and Fluminense are contesting the other semi-final, with the former having secured a 2-0 home victory in Wednesday's first leg.

The winner of the Copa Sudamericana will earn a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores, South American football's top club tournament.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:30 IST
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