Velez beats Inter 3-0 to lead Group 4

Updated: 22 March 2007 06:37 IST

Damian Escudero scored twice and Lucas Castroman added another to give Velez Sarsfield a 3-0 victory.

Buenos Aires:

Damian Escudero scored twice and Lucas Castroman added another to give Velez Sarsfield a 3-0 victory over defending champ Internacional of Brazil on Wednesday and put it atop Group 4 of the Copa Libertadores. Castroman put Velez ahead from inside the area in the 16th minute and Escudero followed four minutes later with a left-footed smash. He added his final goal off a cross in the 80th minute. The victory gave Velez seven points and move it three ahead of Nacional of Uruguay. Internacional remained third with three from three games. Emelec of Ecuador is last with zero. Emelec hosts Nacional week to complete the first half of the group's schedule. Two teams from each of the first-round eight groups advance.

Topics : Football
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