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Oliveira fires Atletico closer to Libertadores group stage
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Oliveira fires Atletico closer to Libertadores group stage

Rio De Janiero, Feb 13: Veteran striker Ricardo Oliveira netted a first-half brace as Atletico Mineiro advanced to the final stage of the Copa Libertadores qualifiers on Tuesday with a 5-4 aggregate victory over Danubio.

Luan Madson also scored for Atletico while Carlos Grossmuller and Pablo Siles struck either side of halftime for Danubio as the Brazilian side won 3-2 on the night at their Independencia stadium in Belo Horizonte. It followed a 2-2 draw in last week's first leg in Uruguay.

Meanwhile, Ecuador's Barcelona SC won 1-0 at home to Defensor Sporting, completing a 3-1 aggregate victory over the Uruguayan side.

In Tuesday's only other qualifier, Chile's Palestino beat Independiente Medellin 4-1 on penalties after the scores were locked 1-1 at the end of the allotted 90 minutes in Colombia. The first leg also finished 1-1.

The final round of qualifying for South America's premier club competition will begin next week. (UNI-Xinhua)