Copa Libertadores review

Newell's close on final berth

July 4, 2013
Newell's Old Boys of Argentina ground out a 2-0 win over Brazil's Atletico Mineiro to move within touching distance of the Copa Libertadores final.

Second-half strikes from Maxi Rodriguez and Ignacio Scocco gave the Argentinian champions a healthy cushion going into next Wednesday's return leg at the Estadio Independencia in Belo Horizonte.

An atmosphere of anxiety among the supporters at a packed Estadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa seemed to transmit itself to the Newell's players ...

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