Guadalajara, UANL join Copa line-up
MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Guadalajara and UANL have completed the line-up for this year's South American Libertadores Cup after finishing top in an eight-team tournament involving Mexican sides in the United States.
Guadalajara, who claim to be Mexico's most popular club and field only Mexican players, beat Veracruz 2-1 while 10-man UANL overcame local rivals Monterrey by the same score in the final matches played Sunday in Carson, California.
Guadalajara raced to a 2-0 lead in 22 minutes with goals from Edwin Borboa and Mexico striker Omar Bravo before Uruguayan Gustavo Biscayzacu reduced the arrears for the Red Sharks in the 58th minute.
Mexico midfielder Jaime Lozano, recently signed from UNAM, scored in the first minute of injury-time as UANL overcame Monterrey.
Monterrey had taken a second-minute lead when Ricardo Martinez scored with a shot from outside the penalty area before Argentine-born forward Walter Gaitan levelled in the 70th minute.
His goal came shortly after UANL had Antonio Sancho sent off.
Monterrey, beaten finalists in the 2005/6 Apertura championship, had Chile forward Reinaldo Navia dismissed in the second half of extra-time.
UANL qualified as Mexico's second representatives and will play in Group Four along with Chilean champions Universidad Catolica, Colombian champions Deportivo Cali and Brazilian champions Corinthians.
Guadalajara qualified as the country's third team and face Chile's Colo Colo in a two-leg preliminary round tie. UNAM had already qualified.
Mexico's clubs take part in South America's top club competition as guests and organise a separate tournament to determine the participants.