Atletico Nacional progresses in Copa Libertadores

AFP

Atletico Nacional advanced to the last 16 in the Copa Libertadores with a 4-0 thrashing of Penarol.

Goals from Jonathan Copete, Daniel Bocanegra, Orlando Berrio and Luis Ruiz saw the Colombian outfit to its win in Montevideo.

Copete opened the scoring in the eighth minute, getting on the end of an Alexis Henriquez pass before finishing in a one-on-one.

The visitor had to wait until first-half additional time to double its lead, Bocanegra curling a brilliant 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

The win was sealed late on as Berrio and Ruiz, the latter with a cheeky chip, struck.

Atletico has won all four of its Group 4 matches to sit eight points clear of Sporting Cristal, with Penarol having earned just one point.

Fellow Colombian side Santa Fe also enjoyed a win, beating Cobresal 3-0 in Group 8 thanks to a Jonathan Gomez brace.

It sits level on points with Cerro Porteno atop the group, with Corinthians one behind and Cobresal bottom.

A goal in each half saw Independiente del Valle to a 2-0 victory at home to Melgar in Group 5, while San Lorenzo and Gremio played out a scoreless draw.