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Brazil Serie A Champions Palmeiras, Wilstermann Advance To Copa Libertadores Knockout Phase

Reigning Brazilian champions claimed top spot in Group E of the on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over ’s Atletico Tucuman.

international defender Yerry Mina opened the scoring at Allianz Parque with a 15th-minute strike before Luis Rodriguez headed in an equalizer just after halftime.

then slotted in Palmeiras’ second goal before Ze Roberto struck in second-half injury time as the Sao Paulo outfit secured their fourth win in six matches.

In Montevideo, hosts Penarol defeated ’s Jorge Wilstermann 2-0 despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

Junior Arias and Ivan Villalba netted for the hosts in the first half before Guzman Pereira was shown a straight red card shortly after halftime for scything down Fernando Saucedo.

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Despite the result, Jorge Wilstermann progressed to the knockout phase, finishing second in Group E with nine points, four points behind Palmeiras.

Atletico Tucuman and Penarol were eliminated from the tournament, though the former’s third placing in the group gives them the right to play in the Copa Sudamerica.

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