Copa Libertadores 2009: final first leg highlights

An entertaining match ended 0-0 in La Plata last night in the first leg of the 2009 Copa Libertadores final, as Estudiantes dominated but couldn't find a way past the inspired goalkeeping of Cruzeiro's Fábio. If you've read about it but would like to see some highlights, step this way. Copa Libertadores 2009, final first... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2009 final first leg: (almost) live updates

So you can't watch the first leg of the 2009 Copa Libertadores final, but want to be able to follow - in English - how it's going? You've come to the right place. HEGS will be providing live-ish updates (as I see the match on my internet stream) for the unlucky few who can't get... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2009: catching up on the goals

After the frustration of River's 0-0 draw on Tuesday, and the disappointment of San Lorenzo's elimination, the week got rather better for Argentina's Copa Libertadores representatives. Both Estudiantes and Boca Juniors enjoyed impressive home wins, over Cruzeiro and Guaraní respectively. Estudiantes' was especially sweet - having been battered a few weeks ago 4-0 in Belo... Continue Reading →

Differing fortunes

Independiente and Estudiantes will meet next week in the second leg of their Copa Sudamericana first round tie, and on Friday night both sides were in action with the aim of bettering fairly disappointing opening weekend results. Both managed it - just. Estudiantes, who lost to Central on the first weekend, at least got a... Continue Reading →

Packing his bags

It's been a mixed twelve months for Gastón Fernández. First he returned from Mexico to River Plate, where he won the Torneo de Verano in January and was expected to be key to River's title challenge in the Clausura. Then, for reasons best known to themselves, River's board authorised his sale to San Lorenzo -... Continue Reading →

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