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Colombian champion Cucuta opens Libertadores Cup quarterfinals with win
May 16th, 2007 7AM

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[TV SCHEDULE} Late goals by Macnelly Torres and Panamanian Blas Perez gave Colombian champion Cucuta a 2-0 victory over Nacional of Uruguay in the first leg of their Libertadores Cup quarterfinal series on Tuesday.

Torres opened the scoring in the 75th minute with a clever chip and set up Perez for the Panamanian's sixth goal of the competition.

Nacional played the last hour with 10 men after the ejection of defender Jose Pallas.

QUARTERFINALS, FIRST LEG:
Tuesday
Cucuta (Col.) 2 (Torres 75, Perez 90) Nacional (Uru.) 0.
Wednesday
Defensor Sporting (Uru.) vs. Gremio (Brazil) (Fox Soccer en Espanol, 6:30 pm ET)
Club America (Mex.) vs. Santos (Brazil) (Fox Soccer en Espanol, 8:30 pm ET)
Thursday
Boca Juniors (Arg.) vs. Libertad (Para.) (Fox Soccer en Espanol, 8 pm ET)



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