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 By Tim Vickery

Independiente progress as Ismael Sosa proves hero and villain for Pumas

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Independiente celebrate after the penalty shootout.

The fairytale goes on. Little Independiente del Valle of Ecuador are through to the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores, after eliminating Pumas of Mexico on penalties.

As so often in football, the line between success and failure proved wafer thin. Back in February, Independiente could hardly have come closer to falling in the qualifying round. With the last kick of the game in Asuncion, Guarani of Paraguay were given a penalty; up stepped Uruguayan Hernan Rodrigo Lopez, vastly experienced and...

 By Nayib Moran

Independiente deny Pumas excellent chance at Copa Libertadores semis

Independiente del Valle knock Pumas UNAM out of the Copa Libertadores at the quarterfinal stage.
Independiente del Valle players celebrate
Ismael Sosa's brace was not enough to send Pumas through to the final four in the Copa Libertadores.

MEXICO CITY -- Pumas have joined Morelia, Xolos, Chiapas and Atlas as Liga MX clubs who were only able to reach the quarterfinal stage of the Copa Libertadores.

After 180 minutes of play that finished with an aggregate score of 3-3, Independiente del Valle defeated Pumas from the penalty spot 5-3.

Independiente will face either Boca Juniors, Atletico Nacional or Sao Paulo in Libertadores semifinals.

Here are three takes after Pumas fell agonizingly short of progression:

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1. Pumas waste an excellent...

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Boca Juniors' Cristian Pavon sent off in Copa Libertadores for taking off shirt

Cristian Pavon
Cristian Pavon scored, celebrated and then was sent off.

There is nothing quite like a Boca Juniors match in the Copa Libertadores at night at La Bombonera. It routinely brings out the best of the Boca players, as was the case on Thursday night in Boca's quarterfinal second leg against Nacional of Uruguay. Down 2-1 on aggregate in the 73rd minute, Boca's Cristian Pavon scored a crucial goal to bring the Argentine giants level.

Pavon celebrated to the max, by ripping off his shirt and getting swarmed by teammates. The problem was that Pavon was already...

 By Tim Vickery

Sao Paulo, Boca Juniors benefit from drama-filled Copa Lib quarterfinals

Boca Juniors advanced in dramatic fashion, needing extra time to edge Nacional of Uruguay.

These days, the Copa Libertadores may not always be overflowing with quality. But there is no shortage of drama, as the fight for semifinal places proved.

Two great names in the history of the competition, Boca Juniors of Argentina and Nacional of Uruguay, met in the quarterfinal. Going into their meeting, Boca were the only unbeaten team in the field and Nacional had won just two games in their campaign, and that's how it stayed after two 1-1 draws.

Nacional are away-goals specialists, managing...