It hadn’t been a great week for Argentine clubs in the Copa Libertadores but after Rosario Central confirmed their place in the quarter final on Thursday evening, Boca Juniors soon followed with a comfortable 3-1 win over Cerro Porteño. Following their victory in Paraguay last week it completed a 5-2 aggregate scoreline and meant the six-times champions would face Nacional in the next round.
Boca took the lead in La Bombonera within minutes of kick off after Federico Carrizo was clumsily tripped by Carlos Bonet, allowing Carlos Tevez to slot the home side in front from the penalty spot.
This could easily have ended the contest but Rodrigo Rojas’ swift reply meant that Cerro Porteño remained a danger until well into the second half.
Cristian Pavón reestablished Boca’s lead on the night firing past Antony Silva from a tight angle after being played in by Tevez and that all but ended any Paraguayan resistance.
Bruno Valdez was shown a second yellow card five minutes from time and with the man advantage, Pablo Pérez tapped in a third to seal victory.
Boca meet Uruguayan side Nacional in the quarter final after they defeated Corinthians and Los Xeneizes will certainly fancy their chances of progressing even further.
Boca Juniors 3 – 1 Cerro Porteño (AGG 5-2)