Libertad beats Nacional 2-1 in Copa Libertadores

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Paraguay's Libertad won 2-1 at Uruguay's Nacional on Thursday to take control of Group 5 in the Copa Libertadores.

Marcos Aguirre gave Nacional a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute, but Libertad equalized through Miguel Angel Samudio in the 58th, and Mauro Andres Caballero netted the winner in the 64th.

Libertad has six points from two matches. Nacional has three on the strength of a 2-1 victory last week against Brazil's Vasco da Gama.

Aguirre gave Nacional the lead, chipping in a shot from close range, and Nacional almost doubled their advantage early in the second half, but Mathias Abero hit the post in the 55th.

That was the reprieve Libertad needed to roar back with two quick goals.

Samudio scored on a counterattack in the 58th, and Caballero put the match away with the winning goal in the 64th, deflecting in a long shot.

Uruguay's Penarol played at Godoy Cruz of Argentina in a late match in Group 8.