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Brazil’s Bahia blank Uruguay ‘s Atletico Cerro in Copa Sudamericana First Leg

Salvador, July 26: Bahia beat Uruguay ‘s Atletico Cerro 2-0 here in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana second-round tie.

Neither team was especially impressive on Wednesday night at Salvador’s Roberto Santos Stadium, where police had to break up brawls in the stands between Brazilian and Uruguay fans, reports EFE news agency.

Gilberto opened the scoring with a header off a corner kick in the 53rd minute and Regis converted a penalty 20 minutes later to seal the outcome of a match characterized by constant interruptions. IANS