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Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: Rosario Central defeats Gremio 3-0

Copa Bridgestone Libertadores: Rosario Central defeats Gremio 3-0

Argentina's Rosario Central qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores after beating Gremio 3-0 in the second leg played on Thursday night in Rosario.

Marco Ruben (4 and 24, penalty) and Alejandro Donatti (57) scored the goals in the triumph. Rosario advances with a 4-0 aggregate score as they had also won the first leg 1-0 in Porto Alegre.

In the quarterfinals, Rosario will face Atletico Nacional of Colombia, who eliminated Huracán.

Game stats:

Rosario Central – Gremio 3 – 0 (2-0)

Stadium: El Gigante de Arroyito (Rosario, Santa Fe Province)

Spectators: 48,000

Referee: Enrique Cáceres. Lines: Carlos Cáceres and Darío Gaona (Paraguay).

Goals:

Central: Ruben (4 and 24, penalty), Donatti (57)

Yellow cards:

Central: Musto (34)

Gremio: Geromel (29), Maicon (63), Walace (89)

Teams:

Rosario Central: Sebastián Sosa - Víctor Salazar, Alejandro Donatti, Esteban Burgos, Javier Pinola - Walter Montoya (Pablo Álvarez, 86), Damián Musto (Gastón Gil Romero, 83), José Luis Fernández - Franco Cervi - Germán Herrera and Marco Ruben (Giovanni Lo Celso, 80). Coach: Eduardo Coudet.

Gremio: Marcelo Grohe - Ramiro, Fred, Geromel, Marcelo Hermes - Maicon, Wallace - Luan, Douglas (Pedro Rocha, 46), Giuliano - Miller Bolaños (Bobó, 61). Coach: Roger Machado.

 

Text and photo: AFP

Edition: conmebol.com