Highlights: 2011 Copa Libertadores, Group 6

 Reports & highlights of Group 6 in the 2011 Copa Libertadores.


Emelec (Ecu) 1-1 Internacional (Bra)
Jaguares (Mex) 2-0 Jorge Wilstermann (Bol)
Emelec (Ecu) 1-0 Jorge Wilstermann (Bol)
Internacional (Bra) 4-0 Jaguares (Mex)
Jaguares (Mex) 2-1 Emelec (Ecu)
Jorge Wilstermann (Bol) 1-4 Internacional (Bra)
Emelec (Ecu) 1-0 Jaguares (Mex)
Internacional (Bra) 3-0 Jorge Wilstermann (Bol)
Jaguares (Mex) 1-0 Internacional (Bra)
Jorge Wilstermann (Bol) 0-0 Emelec (Ecu)
Jorge Wilstermann (Bol) 2-1 Jaguares (Mex)
Internacional (Bra) 2-0 Emelec (Ecu)


Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Brazil Internacional 6 4 1 1 14 3 +11 13
Mexico Jaguares 6 3 0 3 6 8 −2 9
Ecuador Emelec 6 2 2 2 4 5 −1 8
Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 6 1 1 4 3 11 −8 4

Match reports

Round 1

Copa Libertadores holders Internacional looked set to get off to the perfect start to their title defence but a 94th minute equaliser for Emelec ruined their party. Jaguares jumped to the top of the group with a 2-0 win against Bolivian side Jorge Wilstermann.

Round 2

In their second game an Eduardo Morante header from a corner kick was enough to give Emelec a 1-0 home win against Bolivian side Wilstermann. Copa Libertadores holders Internacional joined the Ecuadorians at the top of the group with four points after a 4-0 demolition of Jaguares, featuring a fine performance from their Argentine international midfielder Mario Bolatti who bagged two goals, a tap in from Leandro Damião and a 90th minute "bombaso" from Oscar for the four nil win.

Round 3

Jaguares moved to the top of group six with a 2-1 win against Emelec. They established a two goal lead with a penalty from Francisco Torres and a brilliant control and finish from Antonio Salazar before Cristian Menéndez pulled a goal back for the Ecuadorians. The tie between Internacional and Wilstermann was postponed until after round four.

The game between Internacional and Wilstermann was delayed until after round four and resulted in an expected win for the holders Internacional against the Bolivian whipping boys. Internacional have not qualified yet but a 3-0 win gave them a goal difference of +10, meaning that a draw in either of their two remaining games would see them qualify.

Round 4

Bolivian second division side Wilstermann were the first side to be mathematically eliminated from the tournament after a 1-4 home defeat to reigning champions Internacional. The Bolivians actually scored first through Argentine defender Juan Brown, who then scored an own goal to level the scores. Leandro Damião and Zé Roberto scored before half time and Kleber Corrêa rounded off the result with a late fourth goal.

The Ecuadorian side Emelec joined Internacional at the top of the table with a 1-0 home win against Jaguares thanks to a second half David Quiroz penalty.

Round 5

Jaguares nearly ensured their qualification for the knockout phase with a 1-0 win against Internacional, second half substitute Antonio Salazar was the hero with a brilliant control, turn and finish.

Emelec shot themselves in the foot by failing to beat group whipping boys Wilstermann. They could only manage a 0-0 draw meaning that they would need to win their last game against the holders Internacional in Brazil in order to qualify.

Round 6

 Reigning champions Internacional finished off their group six campaign with a 2-0 win against Emelec who missed out on qualification despite their rivals Jaguares suffering a surprise 2-1 defeat against Bolivian second division side Jorge Wilstermann.

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