Pick of the week: 26 October 2010


Welcome to this weeks round up of the best games from the rest of South America. 
Chile





Colo-Colo now have a 7 point advantage at the top of the table after they won 1-2 at Palestino featuring two spectacular goals, one from Cristobal Jorquera and then Esteban Paredes brilliant last minute winner for the would be champions.


Universidad Cátolica kept up the chase with an impressive 1-4 away win at Ñublense but Universidad de Concepción slipped up again losing 3-0 away at Huachipato, after they couldn't deal with the swift counter attacks of the home team, their 2nd goal from Manuel Villalobos was particularly good. 


Colombia


Deportes Tolima are the only Colombian team through to the quarter finals of the Copa Sudamericana and at the weekend they took the lead in the Colombian lead with a 3-0 win against La Equidad, taking advantage of Santa Fe's 1-1 draw away at Cucuta Deportivo.


Once Caldas are in third after coming back from 0-1 down to beat Atlético Huila 2-1 and Atlético Nacional are in 4th place after a 1-1 draw with Envigado.


High scoring specialists Deportivo Cali won 3-1 against Real Cartegena, Boyacá Chico recorded a 3-3 draw with Independiente Medellín and Millonarios recovered from their 2-1 midweek defeat to Atlético Nacional to beat Deportes Pereira 2-1.


Ecuador





Much like Deportes Tolima in Colombia, LDU Quito are top of the league after a 3-0 win against Macará and the only Ecuadorian representative left in Copa Sudamericana.


Deportivo Cuenca are 2 points behind LDU in 2nd place after a 2-1 win against strugglers Universidad Catolica. 3rd placed Emelec did not play at the weekend and are 9 points behind the leaders, but they do hold 3 games in hand. 4th placed Deportivo Quito recorder an impressive 4-0 result against Manta.


Paraguay


Leaders Libertad equalised twice to draw 2-2 at home against Olimpia, who's 2nd goal was an absolute screamer from Richard Ortíz. 2nd placed Cerro Porteño wasted the opportunity to steal the lead at the top of the table after they suffered a surprise 1-3 home defeat to Tacuary.



Bolivia

In Bolivia the top four teams all won and are still only separated by 3 points. Bolívar are top after a 2-1 win against Oriente Petrolero. One point behind the leaders with a game in hand are San José after they thrashed Gaubariá 5-1. Blooming beat bottom of the table Jorge Wilstermann 3-0 to stay 3rd and Aurora are only 3 points behind the leaders with a game in hand after beating La Paz 2-1.

Peru



The runaway leaders of group A, Universidad San Matín extended their lead at the top to five points with a 1-5 win against Total Chalaco. USM opened with two stunning goals,  Pablo Vitti (a former Argentine wonder kid who lost his way and ended up playing in Peru) knocked in a couple more goals before Total keeper Eder Hermosa gifted them a fifth, Total scored a late consolation with a good goal from Franco Mendoza.


In group B there are no runaway leaders, the top 5 are separated by only 2 points. Sport Boys are now top of the pile after a 2-1 win against Melgar. The previous group leaders Juan Aurich were surprisingly beaten 3-0 by Cienciano, who had been bottom of the table with only 1 point at the start of play. Alianza Atlético dropped from 2nd to 5th after a 5-0 gubbing by Sport Huancayo.


Uruguay


In Uruguay the minnows El Tanque Sisley are alone at the top of the table after a 1-2 away win at Bella Vista, still not enough fans to upload any video of this remarkable story onto the internet though. Defensor Sporting Club are in 2nd after a 4-1 win against Rampla Juniors. Peñarol are in 3rd with a game in hand after a 1-0 win against Danubio and Montevideo Wanderers are 4th after a 2-2 draw with Fénix.


Venezuela


The top three in Venezuela are only separated by one point, Real Esporr are still top after a 0-1 away win against Caroní. Caracas FC have climbed into 2nd after a 2-1 win against Atletico El Vigía and Deportivo Tachira slipped to 3rd after a 1-1 draw with Mineros.

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