CONMEBOL roundup, 15 February 2011


The major talking piont in Chile is the fact that 29 time champions Colo-Colo currently sit bottom of the league with only one point from their first three games. On Saturday they suffered one of the most embarrasing results in their history going down to a 1-5 home defeat against Universidad de Concepción.


After two games of the Apertura 2011 the division is headed by the unlikely pair of Atlético Huila and Deportes Quindío who are the only two to have won both of their games, Huila recorded an impressive 3-0 win against Real Cartagena. The highest scoring of the weekend's games was América de Cali's 3-2 win against Deportivo Pereira.


After an astonishingly bad run of nine consecutive defeats at the back end of last season Tacurembó have pulled themselves together and are joint top of the division after two wins in the opening two rounds. Defensor Sporting Club are the only other side with a 100% record.

Central Español put in the performance of the weekend with a 1-5 away win against Cerro and the fairytale finally seems to be over for El Tanque Sisley who have lost both of their opening games.


After three games Libertad and Olimpia lead the way in Paraguay with maximum points. At the weekend Olimpia beat newly promoted side General Caballero 3-1 and Libertad hung on for a 2-1 win against Sportivo Luqueño.


Things are tight at the top of the Venezuelan Primera with Atlético El Vigía top of the table with 12 points from seven games and a host of other teams within three points of them all having played two games less. Yaracuyanos and Anzoategui are in prime position only one point behind the leaders.


The Peruvian season kicked off this weekend and Alianza Lima came out fighting with an impressive 4-1 win against Unión Commercial. The other outstanding performance of the opening round was Universidad Cesar Vallojo's 3-0 win against CNI.


Oriente Petrolero are the form team in Bolivia having won all of their first five games, nobody else in the division has managed to string together more than two consecutive wins. The highlight of their season so far was a 6-0 demolition of La Paz in the first round of games. At the weekend they won 2-1 against San José.


After three games the lead is shared between three teams on seven points, Deportivo Quito, Emelec and Deportivo Cuenca. The pick of the weekend's games was a 0-4 away win for El Nacional against Olmedo.

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