Julian Velazquez scored a late leveller for Independiente as the Argentinian giants claimed a 2-2 draw at Tolima in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana quarter-final.
Nestor Andres Silvera's penalty put Independiente ahead in the 30th minute, but Wilder Medina equalised with a backheel five minutes before the interval.
Rodrigo Marangoni helped the Colombian team take the lead with a free-kick in the 73rd minute, but defender Velazquez levelled again 12 minutes from the end.
Silvera told Fox Sports: "Tolima are strong and tough at home so we had to dictate the pace of the game, use the ball and we scored two goals.''
The second leg will be played at the Estadio Juan Domingo Peron, home of Independiente's arch rivals Racing Club, next Thursday.
Independiente were banned from playing at their Estadio Libertadores de America for one match by the South American Football Confederation because of fan violence in the second leg of the last-16 clash against Defensor Sporting.
The winners of this tie will play either reigning champions Liga Deportiva Universitaria of Ecuador or Argentina's Newell's Old Boys, who drew their first leg 0-0 in Rosario on Tuesday.