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By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vasco da Gama qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2012 Copa Libertadores after the high drama of a penalty shoot-out against Argentine outfit Lanús last night. The Cariocas had taken the lead in he first half through midfielder Nilton, only to cede their advantage in the second period.

Pavon leveled for the home side before Gutiérrez put them ahead with thirteen minutes left to play. The game finished 2-1, the same scoreline by which Vasco had triumphed at Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?