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Americans help Tijuana pull huge upset
by Paul Kennedy, May 15th, 2013 1:53AM

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[LIBERTADORES CUP] With U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann in the crowd of 37,000 fans at the Estadio Pacaembu to watch Americans Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona, Tijuana pulled a major upset with a 2-1 win over Palmeiras to advance to the quarterfinals of the Libertadores Cup by the same score on aggregate. The win was only the fourth by a Mexican team in 33 games on Brazilian soil and continued a dream campaign for the Xolos, who pinned everything this spring on their first Libertadores Cup.

The 22-year-old Corona had another strong game in midfield, holding his own in a heated game before going off in the 66th minute. He even helped set up the first goal by Duvier Riascos in the 27th minute, winning the ball on the edge of the area and sliding it to Fidel Martinez, who found Riascos.

Fernando Arce made it 2-0 for the Xolos in the 51st minute with a spectacular goal before Souza pulled a goal back for Palmeiras in the 62nd minute.

As always, Castillo was dangerous coming forward from his left back position.

Tijuana moves into the quarterfinals against No. 1 seed Atletico Mineiro, another of the six Brazilian teams that reached the knockout phase. Atletico Mineiro beat Sao Paulo 4-1 and 2-1 to reach the final eight. Other teams already through to the final eight are Brazil's Fluminense and Peru's Real Garcilaso.

Tijuana, the only one of three Mexican entrants to survive the group stage, went winless in 12 straight games in the Liga MX as it put all its energy on its six group matches in the Libertadores Cup. Its only loss in the group stage was a 3-0 defeat to another Brazilian team, Corinthians.

Before the Xojos, the only Mexican clubs to win in Brazil were Club America and Guadalajara.

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