San Lorenzo edge toward Copa Libertadores semifinals
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Striker Nicolas Blandi scored either side of halftime as San Lorenzo defeated Lanus 2-0 in the first leg of their all-Argentine Copa Libertadores quarterfinal on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark at the Nuevo Gasometro in Buenos Aires when he latched onto a Juan Mercier through ball before firing into the top left corner.
He doubled the hosts" lead by converting a 51st-minute penalty after being brought down by Jose Gomez.
In other quarterfinals on Wednesday, Ecuador"s Barcelona de Guayaquil drew 1-1 at home to Brazil"s Santos while Gremio held Brazilian rivals Botafogo to a goalless draw in Rio de Janeiro.[ Editor: Xueying ]