Pablo Velazquez (2nd L) of Paraguay's Libertad heads to score against Mexico's Cruz Azul during their Copa Libertadores soccer match at the Azul stadium in Mexico City May 1, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Henry Romero)
As the Copa Libertadores continues in the Round of 16, teams are battling on to advance to the next stage.
In Tuesday night's game between Mexico's Cruz Azul and Paraguay's Libertad, it seemed that everything was going well for the Mexican team who was leading the scoreboard from a first-half goal (Javier Orozco - 26') until minute 70 when the Paraguayans finally scored the game's last goal.
With the Aztecas playing as hosts, this goal against them may eliminate them. The Azules are now obliged to win by one goal in the series' next game on Tuesday. If the scoreboard remains a draw with no goals scored by either them, then Libertad advances.
The game saw a Paraguayan team deserving more merit than the Mexican team. Although Libertad started slow in the first half, the team showed better passes and plays in the second half.
For Cruz Azul, the team suffered an unexpected blow when its starting goal keeper, Jesus Corona suffered a knee to the head on the minute 10 and was thus rushed to the hospital.
No official announcements have been made if Corona will play the next game. If he doesn't, Libertad fans will surely have a good reason to cheer for.
Next game takes place in Paraguay on Tuesday May 8 at Dr. Nicolas Leoz stadium.