Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Atlas moves on

It wasn't easy but Atlas of Guadalajara moved on to the quarterfinals of Copa Libertadores. After taking the first leg by 1-0 at Lanus of Argentina, Atlas needed just a draw to get through, and that's what los Zorros got as Tuesday's match finished 2-2. Twice Atlas went ahead but twice Lanus responded, the final goal coming in the 90th minute.

Drama ensued as Lanus had several more opportunities in stoppage time but Atlas prevailed. Atlas will await the winner of the Boca Juniors-Cruzeiro series in the quarterfinals.

Perhaps complicating Atlas' Copa task is the domestic campaign. Atlas will play Necaxa in the repechaje round with games scheduled for Thursday and Sunday.

1 comment:

KilroyDx7 said...

Atlas has overpassed by far what it was expected from them, and they did it as they are used to...with drama, it's not unsual to see how Atlas can suffer at the of a game, its fans are used to it. However, for this round, Atlas was the favorite,it wasn't a surprise to see them advance to the next round. What really was a surprise, it's a America, Im sure nobody would have bet for them after that 2-4 on the Estadio Azteca