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Palestino defeats Independiente Medellin on penalties

IANS  |  Medellin (Colombia) 

Chile's Palestino has qualified for the third round of the after beating Colombian side Independiente on penalties to win the second leg of the second round at the in

The Chileans dominated the game's early exchanges, and created the best goal scoring opportunities in a tense first half on Tuesday night, reports news.

Palestino were faithful to the playing style imposed by Ecuadorian Octavio Zambrano, who prioritises speed and width.

Two of the match's first clear chances at goal came down the flanks, but striker German could not open the scoring after seeing his first effort saved and his second come back off the crossbar.

His profligacy in front of goal was soon forgotten, as capitalised on passive defending to break the deadlock in the 41st minute, thanks in large part to a fortunate ricochet off

The Colombians were soon back on level terms before the half time break, after Palestino failed to keep out Luis David Murrillo's close-range header from a measured cross from the byline.

In the second half, both teams went all out for the goal that would tilt the round in their favour.

With both sides pouring men forward, spaces began to open up all over the pitch, but neither team could capitalise and convert any of their chances.

Despite the numerous chances to score, both goalkeepers and defences came out on top to send the match to penalties.

With the home crowd behind them, Cristobal Jorquera, Luis Mago, and scored in the penalty shootout for Palestino, while and missed for Medellin, with Elvis Perlaza the only one to convert a penalty kick for the visiting Colombian team.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 13:56 IST
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