The rematch was worse than the first leg: Cerro Porteño was again thrashed by Palmeiras, this time 5-0, and was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores 8-0 on aggregate. Gustavo Gómez scored one of the goals today in Brazil.
The eventual comeback was already looking close to impossible, and any vestige of hope was dashed when Braian Samudio opened the scoring by overcoming the opposition of his own goalkeeper Jean Fernandes, making it 1-0 in the 37th minute.
In the second half, a burst of forcefulness from the Brazilians ended up sentencing another win against the Barça team.
At 73′, Rony made it 2-0; in the 75th minute, Breno Lopes increased Verdão’s difference to three, and at 78′ the Paraguayan Gustavo Gómez also scored between the gunners to leave the partial 4-0.
And then came the crowning of Palmeiras. Rony once again made himself felt with a spectacular Chilean definition, ending up closing the goalscoring spectacle of the reigning two-time champion of America with 5-0 at 83′.
Those led by the Portuguese Abel Ferreira thus advanced to the quarterfinals, an instance in which they will face Atlético Mineiro led by Junior Alonso.