Libertadores: Tigre grab a last-gasp win & Boca lose at home again (video)

Wednesday and Thursday brought three more games involving Argentine sides in the Copa Libertadores, with mixed fortunes. On Wednesday night Tigre hosted Brazilian Serie B side Palmeiras (relegated last season, but playing in the Libertadores thanks to winning the Copa Brasil), and after weathering a storm late on they grabbed a winner with the very last kick of the game to claim a 1-0 win. On Thursday, Arsenal de Sarandí grabbed a heroic 1-1 draw away to São Paulo to keep their slim chances alive, and Boca Juniors afterwards hosted Nacional of Uruguay, and were beaten 1-0 despite dominating possession; yet again in 2013, they let a goal in from a set piece. All those goals are right here.

Tigre 1 – 0 Palmeiras

São Paulo 1 – 1 Arsenal

A quick note on this video; it is from a Brazilian channel (in fact, it appears to be from a São Paulo FC channel) and watching it, you’d believe the home side dominated the game from first to last and that Arsenal were lucky to escape with a point. In fact, although Arsenal didn’t manage any shots on target, they did have eleven shots in total against their hosts’ fourteen, so things were a little more even than the video below makes them seem. I’ve used it mainly because it’s good quality image-wise.

Boca Juniors 0 – 1 Nacional


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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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