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April 30, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
Estadio Caliente — Tijuana
Referee:‬ M. Vázquez‎
 

Club Tijuana 0-0 Palmeiras: Scoreless in the Copa Libertadores round of 16

Club Tijuana has yet to concede at home in the Copa Libertadores and Palmeiras still hasn't opened its account away in the competition.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Antonio Mohamed, Xolos de Tijuana
Antonio Mohamed, Xolos de Tijuana
The Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg between Club Tijuana and Palmeiras finished scoreless.

Palmeiras took the initiative early and may have earned a penalty when Cristian Pallerano stepped on Wesley's foot in the box in the ninth minute. However, the Brazilian flailed his arms on his way down and the referee decided to ignore his pleas.

Tijuana's best chances of the early going came in the form of two chances for Fidel Martinez. The Ecuadorian shanked the first wide after a block fell to him at the top of the box, and a defender intervened to help the ball over the goal when it looked like Martinez would finish from six yards out.

Ten minutes before the end of the half, Bruno tipped aside a Fernando Arce free kick headed for the goal and Alfredo Moreno shot into the side netting.

In the second half, Moreno picked up an injury. In a surprisingly defensive move, coach Antonio Mohamed replaced him with Richard Ruiz.

Ruiz tested Bruno early, curling a left-footed shot from the top of the box that the Brazilian 'keeper dove to push around the post.

Mohamed also removed Martinez, seemingly content with a scoreless draw.

The two teams meet in Brazil in two weeks for the second leg.

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Club Tijuana

13
C. Saucedo
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
J. Ábrego
Defender
 - 
2
E. Castillo
Defender
 - 
24
 - 
3
J. Gandolfi
Midfielder
54′ 67′
 - 
-
P. Aguilar
Defender
18′
 - 
22
 - 
14
N. Maya
Midfielder
 - 
8
Fernando Arce
Midfielder
 - 
7
J. Hernández
Midfielder
 - 
-
Cristian Pellerano
Midfielder
33′
 - 
15
J. Corona
Midfielder
 - 
-
R. Enríquez
Striker
 - 
-
F. Martínez
Midfielder
76′
 - 
-
A. Moreno
Striker
57′
 - 
-
D. Riascos
Striker
 - 
59
R. Nava
Striker
 - 

Palmeiras

 - 
1
Bruno
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ayrton
Defender
 - 
-
Henrique
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
26
 - 
11
Wesley
Midfielder
66′
 - 
8
 - 
-
Charles
Midfielder
35′ 92′
 - 
-
Tiago Real
Midfielder
 - 
-
Kléber
Striker
 - 
-
Vinícius
Striker
78′

Substitutes

44
 - 
-
 - 
4
M. Almazán
Defender
 - 
16
 - 
7
 - 
-
 - 
38
B. Piceno
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
 - 
25
Fernando Prass
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
Juninho
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
Weldinho
Defender
 - 
5
André Luiz
Defender
92′
 - 
-
Ronny
Midfielder
78′
 - 
-
Souza
Midfielder
66′
 - 
-
Caio Mancha
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
20
Serginho
Striker

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Julio Dos Santos Julio Dos Santos
Midfielder
Cerro Porteño
5 3
J. Sornoza J. Sornoza
Midfielder
Ind. del Valle
4 3
Gustavo Javier Canales Gustavo Javier Canales
Striker
Unión Española
4 2
Mauro Boselli Mauro Boselli
Striker
Leon
4 1
Luis Miguel Escalada Luis Miguel Escalada
Striker
Emelec
4 0