(HIGHLIGHTS) Get Ready, Time for Futsal Libertadores Quarterfinals

The group stage of the Futsal Libertadores has officially finished. 12 teams in the tournament have tested their opposition and the best 8 teams proceeded to the knock-out stage that begins later today with quarterfinal matches!

Before we dive into the quarterfinals (pairings and match times at the bottom of the article), let's take a look at the Day 3 highlights from each match!

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Universitario 1-1 San Lorenzo

With this tie, both teams qualified for the quarterfinals, San Lorenzo as the second in the group, and Universitario as one of the best third-placed teams.

Mariano Cardone scored for the Argentine club and Angello Paipay for the Peruvians.

Sportivo Bocca 0-9 Carlos Barbosa

Another blowout victory by a Brazilian team in this competition. This time it was Carlos Barbosa, and the 'victim' was Sportivo Bocca of Ecuador.

Pedro Carioca, Jonathan, Murilo, and Vini scored two goals each, with Alejandro Nazareno scoring an own goal.

Corinthians 1-1 Delta Te Quiero

As both teams already qualified for the second stage, this one was more about prestige and a battle for first place in Group B. However, the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Corinthians qualifies as the first in group, while Venezuelan Delta Te Quiero qualifies as second to the quarterfinals.

Carlos Sanz opened the scoring for Delta Te Quiero, but Daniel "Batalha" equalized for Corinthians and set the final score of the match.

Proyecto Latín 0–4 Peñarol

A victory for the host team of Peñarol that actually saw them qualify for the next stage as the second-best third-placed team in the tournament, while Proyecto Latin will have to try again some other time in Libertadores.

Leandro Ataides scored on two occasions, while Ignacio Salgues and Richard Catardo joined him on the scoresheet.

Nacional 1–3 Cerro Porteño

But the same cannot be said for the other hosts of the tournament, Nacional, who have lost their third match of the tournament and who got knocked out from Libertadores. Cerro Porteño recorded another victory which secured them to the top of the table.

Enmanuel Ayala was the star of the evening, scoring a hat-trick in the process, all three of the Paraguayan team goals. Sebastian Noy was the only scorer for Nacional.

Alianza Platanera 4-1 Universidad de Chile

Alianza Platanera, Colombian representatives, recorded an impressive 7 points in Group C and qualifies for the quarterfinal. With 4-1 result, they were better than Universidad de Chile who finished their Libertadores participation for this season.

Juan Zapata scored two goals for the Colombians, with Daniel Gallego and José Tenerife joining him on the scoresheet.

The quarterfinals start today!

The quarterfinals start immediately today and pairings are already known:

  • Carlos Barbosa - Peñarol (12:00 local time)
  • Corinthians - Universitario (14:00)
  • Alianza Platanera - San Lorenzo (16:00)
  • Delta Te Quiero - Cerro Porteño (18:00)

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