Morelia crash out of Libertadores (VIDEO)


The late Omar Perez goal in Mexico last week came back to haunt Morelia last night in Bogota as Independiente Santa Fe secured the needed 1-0 victory to qualify for the first round of the Copa Libertdadores. A night of poor refereeing decisions played a part in the result as a crazy 10 minutes saw two red cards and the decisive goal. After 53 minutes with Morelia hanging on to a goalless draw, Aldo Ramírez was shown a straight red after a fairly innocuous tussle on halfway and 5 minutes later, José Julián de la Cuesta headed home, Perez’s corner. Venezuelan, Luis Manuel Seijas was then sent off in another harsh referring decision to level things but Morelia were unable to push on and find an equaliser. Dropping out of the Libertadores at such an early stage is a bitter blow for Morelia and also reflects badly on Liga MX. Santa Fe go on to enter Group 4 and face Atletico Miniero, Nacional and Zamora.


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