Copa Sudamericana Round-Up: Brilliant Santa Fe blow away Botafogo to set up Velez date

The Colombians hit four past the sorry Rio de Janeiro outfit to book their place in the quarter-final of the competition, where they will go head to head with Velez Sarsfield
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Santa Fe win 5-2 on aggregate

A brilliant night in Bogota saw Santa Fe march into the Copa Sudamericana last eight, as they disposed of an under-par Botafogo thanks to a whirlwind first-half performance.

Tied 1-1 after the first leg in Rio de Janeiro, the Colombians took just two minutes to find the net. Striker Oscar Rodas hit home with the game barely having started, and six minutes later Omar Perez struck to leave the Alvinegro against the ropes.

An own goal from Leo further extended Santa Fe's advantage on the stroke of half-time, and from there the tie was little more than a procession. Rodas added a second just after the hour, and a late strike from Alex Oliveira was scant consolation for the demoralised visitors.

The win sees the Bogota side pass comfortably to the quarter-finals, where a meeting with Argentine Clausura champions Velez Sarsfield awaits.