South America Round up
South American roundup
By Brian Homewood
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Charismatic Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert scored his first goal for Uruguay's Penarol in their 2-0 win over Villa Espanola at the weekend.
In Chile, Universidad Catolica missed a penalty, had their goalkeeper sent off and finished with defender Cristian Alvarez in goal as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat by Universidad de Concepcion.
Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert scored his first goal for Penarol when he converted a penalty, controversially awarded for alleged handball, to set Uruguay's most popular club on their way to a 2-0 win over Villa Espanola.
The former Paraguay captain, who has scored more than 50 goals in his career, also tested Villa goalkeeper Juan Obelar with a free kick shortly before halftime.
Mario Leguizamon added Penarol's second in the first half.
Penarol are unbeaten since the 38-year-old Chilavert joined them in July and lead the second stage of the championship with 19 points from a possible 21.
The match was played on Penarol's 112th anniversary in front of a 50,000 crowd who paid one kilo of food each, which was donated to a campaign against hunger, to get in.
First stage winners Nacional had Fernando Machado and Carlos Valdez sent off as they crashed to a 2-1 home defeat by modest Fenix, Marcelo Broli scoring the winner with eight minutes left.
Defensor Sporting hammered Tacuarembo 4-0 to give new coach Gustavo Ferrin a winning debut.
Universidad Catolica, beaten 4-0 by Peru's Cienciano in the Copa Sudamericana on Thursday, missed a penalty, had their goalkeeper sent off and finished with Chilean international defender Cristian Alvarez in goal as they crashed 3-0 against Universidad de Concepcion.
Andres Aroz put Concepcion ahead in the 17th minute before Esteban Valencia missed a penalty for Catolica. In the second half, goalkeeper Leonardo Cauteruchi was sent off for handball outside his area and Alvarez went in goal as the visitors had made three substitutions.
His first job was the pick the ball out of the net as Juan Jose Ribero scored from the resulting free kick. Luis Figueroa added a third goal in the 89th minute.
Concepcion, who have 21 points from nine matches and are unbeaten, lead Group D and have the best record in the tournament.
Colo Colo came from behind to win 2-1 away against champions Cobreloa while Uruguayan Gustavo Giscayzacu scored a hat-trick in Union Espanola's 4-1 win away to Universidad de Chile.
Audax Italiano, who had lost their last four games, won 1-0 at Rangers as coach Roberto Hernandez made his debut.
Bolivar's unimpressive season continued as two blunders from goalkeeper Jose Fernandez allowed Union Central to snatch an unlikely 2-2 draw.
The Academy had taken a 2-0 first-half lead through defender Oscar Sanchez and midfielder Ruben Tufino.
In the 78th minute, Fernandez allowed a harmless 40-metre effort from Aldo Gutierrez to slip through his hands and two minutes later failed to hold another easy ball, allowing Gustavo Romanello to snap up the rebound.
San Jose, hammered 6-2 by Bolivar in midweek, had another miserable day as they lost 6-1 at Blooming.
Defender Juan Trivino headed a late equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Emelec in their Guayaquil derby against Barcelona, who went ahead through Brazilian Rodrigo Teixeira in the first half.
Barcelona had Ecuadorean international midfielder Edwin Tenorio sent off early in the second.
Liga de Quito won 4-3 at Espoli to go level on points at the top of the second stage with Deportivo Quito, who went down to a shock 1-0 defeat at Aucas.
Carlos Orejuela scored a hat-trick for Sport Boys in their 4-0 win at Deportivo Wanka while the other came from a penalty converted by goalkeeper Jhonny Vegas.
Alianza Lima's Wilmer Aguirre also hit a hat-trick as his team trounced Atletico Universidad 5-0 to stay one point behind second stage leaders Alianza Atletico, who scored three times in the last 15 minutes to beat Estudiantes de Medicina 3-1.
Former Peru goalkeeper Ramon Quiroga's job as coach of Universitario could be in danger after the Creams lost 4-1 at Melgar to slump to 11th in the 12-team table.
Maracaibo, runners-up last season, completed their sixth match without scoring as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Carabobo. Maracaibo have not won since the opening day of the season when they beat Monagas 4-2 and three of their last six games have been goalless draws.
Mineros de Guayana lead the Apertura, the championship's first stage, by one point from titleholders Caracas FC. Mineros were held 0-0 by El Vigia and Caracas drew 2-2 with Deportivo Tachira.
Olimpia stayed one point ahead of Libertad at the top of the second stage as both teams won by 3-2 scorelines against Sport Colombia and Sportivo Luqueno respectively.
Union Magdalena stayed top of the championship with a 1-0 win at bottom club Bucaramanga.