Copa Libertadores roundup: River Plate go top of group

BUENOS AIRES, April 13– Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas de la Cruz struck two first-half goals as River Plate secured a 2-0 home win over Fortaleza in their Copa Libertadores group match on Wednesday. In Sao Paulo, Jose Caldera netted a 68th- minute own goal as Corinthians scraped to a 1-0 home victory over Deportivo Cali. In other Copa Libertadores matches on Wednesday,…

BUENOS AIRES, April 13 (Xinhua) — Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas de la Cruz struck two first-half goals as River Plate secured a 2-0 home win over Fortaleza in their Copa Libertadores group match on Wednesday.

Fernandez opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a long-range effort into the top left corner and De la Cruz doubled the lead just after the half-hour mark with a low drive following a corner.

The result at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires left River top of Group F with six points from two matches, ahead of second-placed Colo-Colo on goal difference.

In Sao Paulo, Jose Caldera netted a 68th-minute own goal as Corinthians scraped to a 1-0 home victory over Deportivo Cali. All four teams in Group E now have three points each, with Deportivo Cali remaining top on goal difference.

In other Copa Libertadores matches on Wednesday, Libertad won 2-1 at home to Caracas, hosts Colo Colo prevailed 2-1 against Alianza Lima, Estudiantes drew 0-0 at Uruguay’s Nacional and America Mineiro drew 1-1 at Atletico Mineiro. Enditem

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