Copa Libertadores Critique: Mineiro and Palmeiras eliminated

It was each day of upsets as Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras failed to qualify for the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals, when Gremio sophisticated.
Mineiro played out a goalless draw against Wilstermann in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday but crashed out 1-0 on aggregate.
Trailing the Bolivians 1-0 following last month’s initially leg, 2013 champions Mineiro attempted to erase the deficit but Robinho’s guys had been unsuccessful at Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto.
Wilstermann will face Argentina’s River Plate within the last eight, scheduled for next month.
Fellow Brazilian side Palmeiras suffered precisely the same fate inside the final 16, albeit 5-4 on penalties against Barcelona.
Palmeiras triumphed 1-0 in the second leg because of substitute Moises’ 51st-minute strike.
A swift counter-attack saw Moises fire the ball in to the prime corner on the net to level the tie 1-1 on aggregate against their Ecuadorian opponents.
But the 1999 champions came unstuck in the shoot-out right after Egidio missed his penalty.
Barcelona will play either Atletico Paranaense or Santos within the next round.
Pedro Rocha scored twice as Gremio came from behind to beat Godoy Cruz 2-1 on Wednesday and 3-1 on aggregate.
Nacional or Botafogo await Gremio for a spot in the semi-finals.