Copa Libertadores Review: Tevez helps Boca reach QFs, Palmeiras advance

Carlos Tevez was on target as Argentine powerhouse Boca Juniors progressed 6-2 on aggregate, thanks to Thursday's 4-2 victory.

Boca Juniors veteran Carlos Tevez   -  Getty Images

Boca Juniors and Palmeiras will feature in the Copa Libertadores quarterfinals after overcoming Libertad and Cerro Porteno.

Former Juventus and Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez was on target as Argentine powerhouse Boca progressed 6-2 on aggregate, thanks to Thursday's 4-2 victory.

Boasting a two-goal deficit from its home leg in Buenos Aires, Boca won again on the road in Paraguay courtesy of Tevez, Cristiano Pavon, Mauro Zarate and Edwin Cardona.

Quickfire goals from Pavon and ex-West Ham forward Zarate sandwiched in between Oscar Cardozo's brace ensured the scores were level at half-time in Asuncion.

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But, veteran Tevez came off the bench and fired Boca into the lead with 15 minutes remaining – the 34-year-old volleying past Rodrigo Munoz from point-blank range.

Fellow substitute Cardona converted a penalty five minutes later to cap the scoring for Boca, who will meet Brazilian side Cruzeiro in the last eight.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's nine-man Palmeiras advanced, despite suffering a 1-0 loss at home to Cerro Porteno. Palmeiras succumbed to a 57th-minute goal from Santiago Arzamendia after Felipe Melo was sent off inside five minutes, but the Brazilian outfit still prevailed 2-1 on aggregate.

There were another two red cards in stoppage time as Palmeiras substitute Deyverson and Cerro Porteno's Marcos Caceres received their marching orders. Palmeiras will go head-to-head with Chilean giant Colo-Colo for a spot in the semifinals.

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