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Libertad 0-3 Gremio (0-5 agg): Visitors set up all-Brazilian Libertadores QF against Palmeiras

Gremio's Andre celebrates scoring against Libertad
Modified 02 Aug 2019, 08:00 IST

Andre scored twice as Gremio eased into the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals with a 3-0 victory over Libertad.

A first-half brace from Andre led the way for Gremio, who set up an all-Brazilian quarter-final against Palmeiras courtesy of Thursday's 5-0 aggregate success.

Three-time champions Gremio, who reached the semi-finals last year, carried a 2-0 advantage into the return fixture away to Paraguayan side Libertad.

Jean Pyerre strengthened Gremio's position when he opened the scoring on the night with a sixth-minute penalty following a handball inside the area.

Andre made it 2-0 for Gremio 14 minutes later by curling a low shot past Libertad goalkeeper Martin Silva from the edge of the box.

The result was put beyond doubt in first-half stoppage time when a deflected shot fell to the feet of Andre, who rounded Silva and scored from an acute angle.

Gremio and Brazilian champions Palmeiras will meet in the Libertadores quarter-finals later this month.

Published 02 Aug 2019, 08:00 IST
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