Jaguares of Mexico comfortably won both legs of their qualification playoff against Peruvian side Alianza Lima by 2-0 on both occasions. They will join holders Internacional, Emelec and Jorge Wilstermann in group 6.
Ronaldo's Corinthians team crashed out against Colombian side Deportes Tolima. Having drawn their home tie 0-0 the Brazilians lost their return leg in Colombia 2-0. However Brazilian Libertadores heavyweights Grêmio claimed their place in the group stages by beating Uruguayan minnows Liverpool de Montevideo 3-1 in a rocking Estadio Olimpico after a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Montevideo last week.
Chilean side Unión Española earned a creditable 0-1 away win against Bolivian side Bolívar in the high altitude city of La Paz and ensured progress to the group stage with a 0-0 draw. Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño who got the pick of the draw against Deportivo Petare of Venezuela, but they could only manage a 1-0 home win in theie home leg setting up a tense second leg back in Caracas, but they made it through thanks to a goal from Roberto Nanni.
|Independiente (Arg)||2-0||Deportivo Quito (Ecu)|
|Deportivo Quito (Ecu)||1-0||Independiente (Arg)|
|Alianza Lima (Per)||0-2||Jaguares (Mex)|
|Jaguares (Mex)||2-0||Alianza Lima (Per)|
|Corinthians (Bra)||0-0||Deportes Tolima (Col)|
|Deportes Tolima (Col)||2-0||Corinthians (Bra)|
|Winner: Deportes Tolima|
|Liverpool (Uru)||2-2||Grêmio (Bra)|
|Grêmio (Bra)||3-1||Liverpool (Uru)|
|Cerro Porteño (Par)||1-0||Deportivo Petare (Ven)|
|Deportivo Petare (Ven)||1-1||Cerro Porteño (Par)|
|Bolívar (Bol)||0-1||Unión Española (Chi)|
|Unión Española (Chi)||0-0||Bolívar (Bol)|
|Winner: Unión Española|
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