Copa Libertadores quarter-final roundup

As Vélez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors fans won’t have failed to notice, last week saw the conclusions of the ties in the 2012 Copa Libertadores quarter-finals. There were mixed fortunes for Argentina’s two remaining sides; Vélez went out on penalties to holders Santos after a heroically backs-to-the-wall performance in Brazil saw them surrender their first leg lead to draw 1-1 on aggregate, whilst Boca Juniors’ late on-the-night equaliser from Santiago Silva saw them through 2-1 on aggregate against Fluminense. Boca will meet Universidad de Chile in one semi-final, whilst the other is an all-Brazilian affair between Corinthians and Santos. You can read my thoughts on the semi-final lineup for ESPNSoccernet here.


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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Cube Goal and anyone else who'll pay him. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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