Santos beat Atletico Paranaense at Copa Libertadores

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Rio de Janeiro, July 6 (IANS) Kayke Moreno scored twice as Santos beat Atletico Paranaense 3-2 in the first leg of their all-Brazilian Copa Libertadores round of 16 clash here.

Midfielder Nikao on Wednesday opened the scoring for Atletico before goals to Kayke and Bruno Henrique gave the visitors a 2-1 lead.

Kayke netted again just after the hour mark and then Ederson pulled a late goal back for the hosts.

The return leg will be played at Santos’ Vila Belmiro stadium on August 10.

In other matches on Wednesday, Ecuador’s Barcelona de Guayaquil won 1-0 at home to Palmeiras of Brazil and Bolivia’s Jorge Wilstermann secured a 1-0 home victory over Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.

–IANS

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