Colo-Colo 2-3 Cerro Porteño, Copa Libertadores 2011

Game of the week - 22 April 2011

On 21 April 2011 Chilean side Colo-Colo hosted Cerro Porteño of Paraguay in the last game in group five of Copa Libertadores 2011. Both sides had been struggling in their own domestic leagues but this game would give the winners a chance to progress to the knockout stages of Copa Libertadores.

The game started well for the home team who established a two goal lead with a pair of cracking goals from Cristobal Jorquera and Esteban Paredes meaning that the visitors would need three goals in order to progress.

Jonathan Fabbro got a goal back for the visitors before half time with a quality shot into the far top corner and minutes after the break Iván Piris levelled the scores after a cool assist from Roberto Nanni. Fabbro secured his position as the hero of the day for Cerro Porteño with an 88th minute free kick for a famous comeback.

Neutrals should be a bit sad to see Colo-Colo eliminated from the competition as they were the second highest scorers after Cruzeiro, the team who's six games featured the most goals (31) and played in four amazing games selected by us as our games of the week.

For more great games involving South American teams, check out the rest of the Partidazo series.

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