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15.1.04 - Club Santos Laguna earned the first (of two) Mexican berth into the 2004 CONMEBOL’s Copa Libertadores after defeating Atlas CF 4:3 on penalty kicks after a 2:2 draw at the end of regulation in the final match group winners’ match of this year’s Prelibertadores at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California USA on Wednesday evening.

Goalkeeper Cristian Luchetti saved the final kick in the penalty shootout from Carlos Maria Morales of Atlas (Group B Winner) to send Santos Laguna (Group A Winner) through to their first-ever Copa Libertadores.

Prior to the penalty kicks, Morales gave Atlas a 1:0 lead in the 23rd minute of the first half, but Jared Borguetti leveled the score (1:1) for Santos Laguna 16 minutes later via a penalty kick goal.

In the second half, Rodrigo Ruiz made it a 2:1 advantage for Santos Laguna in the 61st minute, but just three minutes later, an own goal by Johan Rodriguez (of Santos Laguna) gave Atlas the equalizer (2:2).

In the penalty shootout, Borguetti, Ruiz, Carlos Carino and Jose Antonio Noriega all scored, with Johan Sixto Peralta’s shot was saved for Santos Laguna, while Atlas got goals from Manuel Perez, Fernando Salazar and Daniel Herrera, with Julio Pinheiro firing high over the bar and Morales’ shot saved.

Santos Laguna will participate in Group 3 in Copa Libertadores along with Cruzeiro of Brazil, Universidad de Concepcion of Chile and Caracas FC of Venezuela.

CLUB AMÉRICA STILL ALIVE FOR COPA LIBERTADORES BERTH
Club América (Group B Runner-up) kept alive their hopes for a return to Copa Libertadores with a 3:1 victory over CA Monarcas Morelia (Group A Runner-up) in an earlier encounter at the Home Depot Center on Wednesday.

Ariel Gonzalez (23rd), Reinaldo Navia (31st) and Cuauhtemoc Blanco (80th) all scored for Club América, while Roberto Palacios had the only tally for Morelia with nine minutes remaining.

Club América will meet Atlas in a playoff with the winner earning Mexico’s second berth into the Copa Libertadores and they will compete in Group 1 along with Sao Caetano (BRA), The Strongest (BOL) and Penarol (URU).

2004 PRELIBERTADORES
14.01.2004: Carson, California USA; Home Depot Center (A: 27000)
CLUB AMÉRICA – CA MONARCAS MORELIA 3:1 (2:0)
Ariel GONZALEZ 23’; Reinaldo NAVIA 31’; Cuauhtemoc BLANCO 80’ – Roberto PALACIOS 81’
Club América: Adolfo Rios – Duilio Davino, Pavel Pardo, Christian Ramirez, Jose Antonio Castro, Franky Oviedo (54: Jesus Mendoza), German Villa, Alvaro Ortiz, Cuauhtemoc Blanco (90: Francisco Torres), Ariel Gonzalez (67: Hugo Castillo), Reinaldo Navia (83: Marco Antonio Reyna). Booked: Blanco 34’
Morelia: Moises Muñoz – Omar Trujillo, Carlos Humberto Gonzalez (46: Enrique Vizcarra), Edgar Solano, Dario Franco, Mariano Trujillo (78: Cosme Castro), Jorge Almiron (46: Miguel Hernandez), Damian Ariel Alvarez (59: Jorge Santillana), Nicolas Ramirez, Carlos Pavón (59: Alejandro Leyva), Mauricio Molina (46: Roberto Palacios). Booked: Ramirez 44’, Solano 63’
R: Terry VAUGHN (USA)

14.01.2004: Carson, California USA; Home Depot Center (A: 27000)
ATLAS CF – CLUB SANTOS LAGUNA 2:2 (1:1) 3:4 pen
Carlos Maria MORALES 23’; OG 64’ – Jared BORGETTI 39’ pen; Rodrigo RUIZ 61’
Atlas: Antonio Perez – Omar Flores, Omar Blanco, Rodrigo Valenzuela (88: Daniel Herrera), Juan Carlos Medina (83: Carlos Balcazar), Manuel Perez, Gerardo Torres, Fernando Salazar, Ulises Mendivil (45: Julio Pinheiro), Carlos Maria Morales, Almir de Souza (55: Roberto de Pinto). Booked: Mendivil 27’, Morales 45’, Salazar 53’, Sent off: Torres 41’
Santos Laguna: Cristian Lucchetti – Hector Lopez, Denis Caniza, Juan Carlos Arellano, Johan Rodriguez (88: Jose Antonio Noriega), Carlos Carino, Gabriel Palmeros (46: Jorge Campos), Sixto Peralta, Joaquin Reyes (46: Pedro Jimenez), Rodrigo Ruiz, Jared Borgetti. Booked: Palmeros 35’, Rodriguez 45’, Carino 90’
R: Kevin STOTT (USA)
 
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