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February 19, 2013 7:30 PM EST
Estadio Nemesio Camacho "El Campín" — Bogotá, D.C.
Referee:‬ M. Escalante‎
 
 
Richard Ruiz 62′
Top of the Match
Richard Ruiz
Richard Ruiz
Club Tijuana
D. Riascos
D. Riascos
Club Tijuana
Flop of the Match
R. Torres
R. Torres
Millonarios F.C
R. Torres
R. Torres
Millonarios F.C

Club Tijuana opens Copa Libertadores with a win over Millonarios

Up against former Seattle Sounder striker Fredy Montero and his new club Millonarios, Club Tijuana won its first Copa Libertadores match, 1-0.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Richard Ruíz - Tijuana
Richard Ruíz - Tijuana
Club Tijuana won its first ever Copa Libertadores match, 1-0, over Millonarios, in Bogota, Colombia.

"This is a historic win, because we're debutants," Xolos coach Antonio 'El Turco' Mohamed said. "This is a team of real men; we were not frightened by the altitude."

Richard Ruiz scored the game's only goal. American international Edgar Castillo crossed from the left flank and the ball eluded both Xolos strikers to fall to Ruiz on the far side. Ruiz drilled a low volley back across the goalkeeper and into the net to open the scoring just after the hour mark.

Roman Torres earned a second yellow card deep in stoppage time to reduce the home side to 10 men.

"Our priority is the Libertadores, next weekend I'll have the subs play in the Liga MX. We're a humble team and that's the key to our success," Mohamed said. "When we host Millonarios, we'll come out and attack them."

Bolivia's San Jose and Corinthians, who play Wednesday, comprise the rest of Group 5.

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Millonarios F.C

22
2.50
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R. Torres
Defender
69′ 95′
2.00
-
J. Martínez
Defender
64′
2.00
23
3.00
19
Pedro Franco
Midfielder
3.50
8
R. Robayo
Midfielder
3.00
20
H. Otálvaro
Midfielder
3.00
11
D. Leudo
Midfielder
64′
2.50
25
Elkin Blanco
Midfielder
70′
2.00
-
F. Montero
Striker
2.50
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W. Rentería
Striker
2.00

Club Tijuana

3.50
13
C. Saucedo
Goalkeeper
64′
3.50
2
E. Castillo
Defender
62′
4.50
3
J. Gandolfi
Midfielder
96′
3.50
22
3.00
-
P. Aguilar
Defender
4.00
-
3.50
15
J. Corona
Midfielder
69′
 - 
7
4.50
16
3.50
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D. Riascos
Striker
85′
3.00
-
F. Martínez
Midfielder
46′

Substitutes

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R. Zapata
Goalkeeper
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-
 - 
-
A. Zapata
Defender
 - 
21
J. Ortíz
Midfielder
70′
2.00
9
J. Perlaza
Striker
64′
2.00
22
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Substitutes

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44
 - 
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J. Ábrego
Defender
69′
 - 
7
J. Hernández
Midfielder
 - 
14
N. Maya
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
-

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Coach/Manager

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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