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Newz Forum: SOCCER: President tries to attack ref

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posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 01:55 PM
Tacuary president Francisco Ocampo ran onto the pitch and attempted to attack the referee as the Paraguayans were knocked out of the South American Libertadores Cup by Palmeiras today.

Ocampo was furious over a disallowed goal as Palmeiras won the first round second leg soccer tie 2-0 in Sao Paulo to go through 4-2 on aggregate. He leapt from the team bench in the 58th minute, ran straight at referee Ruben Selman and was stopped by members of his own club. He was then sent off and led away.

Former champions Palmeiras went ahead after three minutes when Ricardinho headed home after being left unmarked at a free kick. Although Palmeiras always seemed to be in control, it only sealed its place in the second round when Ricardinho scored an individual goal in the 90th minute. The Brazilians had Claudecir sent off in the 59th minute for kicking an opponent in the back.

In the other match, Mexico's Guadalajara thrashed Cienciano 5-1 away to complete an 8-2 aggregate win. Cienciano was a shadow of the team which won the Copa Sudamericana two years ago to become the first Peruvian side to win an international tournament. It put Guadalajara under early pressure but capitulated after Omar Bravo opened the scoring for the visitors in Cuzco, at 3000 metres above sea level.

Guadalajara, which stands by its tradition of fielding only Mexican players, went further ahead through Francisco Palencia in the 55th minute.



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