Copa Sudamericana: Grêmio and São Paulo into quarter-finals
Zé Roberto converted an injury-time free kick to help Grêmio beat Barcelona of Ecuador 2-1 on Wednesday.
Barcelona's Arrinton Narciso Mina netted the game's opener with an away goal in the 54th minute, which levelled the two-legged tie following the Brazilian side’s 1-0 win in Ecuador last month.
However, an own goal in the 66th minute from Jose Perlaza, who sent the ball into the net while attempting to clear a cross in the area, and Zé Roberto’s strike in added time helped Grêmio to progress.
Elsewhere, São Paulo played out a goalless draw with Liga de Loja of Ecuador and advanced on away goals.
The three-time Copa Libertadores champions advance on away goals after the first leg match ended in a 1-1 draw.
São Paulo were in command throughout the match at the Morumbi Stadium but failed to capitalise on their scoring opportunities.
The Tricolor Paulista, who were without the injured Luis Fabiano, had a goal disallowed in the 16th minute after Ademilson was ruled offside.
Meanwhile, Atlético Goianiense went out of the competition despite a 3-1 win at home to Universidad Catolica.
Goianiense were 2-0 up on Wednesday thanks to goals from Joilson in the 13th minute and Renie 10 minutes before the break, which levelled the tie following the Chilean side’s 2-0 win in the first leg.
However, Michael Rios' goal with three minutes remaining in the first half saw Universidad Catolica through to the quarter-finals on away goals, despite Marcio scoring Goianiense's third from the spot early in the second half.
Palmeiras also went out after a shock defeat to Colombian giants Millonarios, who managed to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit to win 4-3.
Juan Esteban Ortiz opened the scoring, Wason Renteria scored a penalty just after the hour and a 77th-minute volley from Lewis Ochoa completed the impressive turnaround for the Blues, who finished the match playing against 10 men after Palmeiras substitute Betinho was sent off.
São Paulo will now play either Universidad de Chile or Emelec of Ecuador, whilst Grêmio will face Millonarios.