Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Copa Libertadores Preview: Universidad de Chile eye key win  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kora - 23/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kora)

Cruzeiro lost their opening Copa Libertadores match 2-1 to Peru's Real Garcilaso and have yet to start the Brazil Serie A season, while Universidad are already eight rounds into their Chile Primera Division campaign



Universidad have only lost once this year but head coach Cristian Romero will want his team to tighten up defensively ahead of their trip to Brazil, after watching them come from behind to draw 3-3 at Audax Italiano on Friday



Having taken the lead in the third minute of their league encounter in Santiago de Chile, Universidad conceded three times before the hour-mark



But goals to Patricio Rubio, who has scored in Universidad's past two matches, and Francisco Castro ensured Romero's men claimed a point and extended their unbeaten run to three games



Rubio's goal against Audax Italiano was a fine piece of centre forward work, as he found a pocket of space on the edge of the area, turned his marker to receive the ball facing the goal and burst forward, before chipping the opposition goalkeeper from a tight angle



If Universidad defeat Cruzeiro on Tuesday, they will move to six points after a 1-0 win over Defensor Sporting of Uruguay on the opening matchday



Defensor and Garcilaso both have three points after the former defeated the latter 4-1 last week



While the Brazil Serie A has not resumed this season, Cruzeiro have played since their loss to Garcilaso in the Minas Gerais state championship, drawing 0-0 with reigning Copa Libertadores champions Atletico Mineiro before wins over Guarani MG and Boa



In Group 7, Emelec will also have a lot to play for as they travel to Brazil on Wednesday with a win at the Maracana against Flamengo set to take the Ecuadorian club to the top of the standings



Emelec (three points) sit second in Group 7, one point behind Mexico's Leon (four), who drew 1-1 with Bolivar (one) last week



Flamengo (zero) lost 2-1 at Leon on matchday one, while Emelec defeated Bolivar 2-1



The Ecuadorian champions won their local derby against Barcelona 2-1 on Saturday and have not lost in 19 competitive fixtures, while Flamengo have won three in a row in the Rio de Janeiro state championship since their loss in Mexico



Four other Brazilian clubs will also be in action this week with Group 1 leaders Atletico Paranaense to travel to Velez Sarsfield of Argentina, Gremio will host Colombia's Atletico Nacional in Group 6, Group 2's top team Botafogo will head to Chile to play Union Espanola and Mineiro also face Colombian opposition in Group 4 in the shape of Santa Fe



Argentina's San Lorenzo and Newell's Old Boys will complete the week's Copa Libertadores action on Thursday with games against Independiente del Valle of Ecuador and Uruguay's Nacional, while in other matches, Arsenal take on Deportivo Anzoategui on Tuesday and Cerro Porteno will host Lanus on Wednesday










 


Kora




  MENA News Headlines
 May 6 2015 - Brazil exports to Arab states hit USD1b in MarchMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Brazilian exportations to the MENA region reached a total of USD1.036 billion in March, according to the Brazil's Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Emirate News Agency ...

 May 6 2015 - Abu Dhabi launches USD408.48m fluorides complexMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Emirate of Abu Dhabi launched its USD408.48 million Gulf Fluor's fluorides complex in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) through an inauguration held by the Chief of the Emirate, ...

 May 6 2015 - Jordan's tourism revenue decreases to USD906.5m in Q1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Jordan's tourism sector posted revenue of USD906.5 million in the first quarter of the year, marking a decrease by 11.9 percent year-on-year, Reuters reported.The slump is due to the ...

 May 6 2015 - Austria's RP Global to build USD1.5b projects in DubaiMENAFN
(MENAFN) RP Global, subordinate of the RP Group of Companies headquarter in Vienna, is ready to invest USD1.5 billion on building two projects in Dubai, Arabian Business reported.Among the projects ...

 May 6 2015 - UAE non-oil trade hits USD291.38b in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) The non-oil trade sector if the United Arab Emirates recorded a total of USD291.38 billion in 2014, marking a slight 1 percent limp year-on-year, Kuwait News Agency reported.The data are ...

 May 6 2015 - Syrian armed groups invited to Geneva talksThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Renewed UN-led efforts to revive peace talks in Syria are getting under way in Geneva. More than 40 Syrian groups including Syrian opposition armed groups ...

 May 6 2015 - Senegal to contribute troops to Saudi-led Yemen campaignThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Senegal will dispatch 2,100 troops to participate in a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen, Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye told parliament on Monday.The ...

 May 6 2015 - US- Kerry announces aid, support for Somali refugees in KenyaThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday pledged to step up assistance to Somali refugees in Kenya, saying that a major refugee camp in northern Kenya would ...

 May 6 2015 - Palestine- Gaza security forces arrest 'pro-Daesh' salafistsThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Hamas-led security forces in the Gaza Strip carried out an overnight arrest campaign targeting salafists who have voiced support for the Daesh militant group, ...

 May 6 2015 - Germany destroys Syria's toxic chemicalsThe Journal Of Turkish Weekly
(MENAFN - The Journal Of Turkish Weekly) Germany has destroyed 370 tons of Syria's chemical weapons, the country's Foreign Ministry announced late on Monday."A remarkable international collaboration ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help