Copa Sudamericana 2010: Defensor Sporting 1 – 0 Independiente

Independiente lost 1-0 away to Defensor Sporting in the round of 16 in the 2010 Copa Sudamericana after a dull match away to Uruguay's Defensor Sporting in Montevideo's historic Estadio Centenario. The only goal of the game came from El Rojo's former Boca Juniors playmaker Leandro Gracián, but it was put into his own team's... Continue Reading →

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Copa Libertadores 2009: Boca Juniors 0 – 1 Defensor Sporting

Thursday night was supposed to see Boca Juniors' first team back out on the Bombonera pitch and coasting to the inevitable home win which would take them through to an all-Argentine quarter-final with Estudiantes in the 2009 Copa Libertadores. Someone, though, forgot to tell Defensor Sporting. The Uruguayan club won by the bare minimum after... Continue Reading →

An early final

The attention in Europe is going to be on yet another Liverpool vs. Chelsea Champions League semi-final, but in South America the Copa Libertadores is about to see the highest profile of its group matches, right at the end of the group stage: holders Boca Juniors take on Maracaibo in La Bombonera tonight, and the... Continue Reading →

Racing to change and Boca’s double-ten

Julio Falcioni is reported to be very close to taking over as Racing's new manager, before stand-in Claudio Cristofanelli has even had a chance to manage a first-team game. Elsewhere, Boca Juniors manager Carlos Ischia has an interesting plan to bring back Juan Román Riquelme from injury without upsetting the in-form Leandro Gracián - play... Continue Reading →

Boca 4 – 3 Colo Colo – the goals

The goals from last night's astonishing Copa Libertadores Group 3 match between Boca and Colo Colo are now online, and you can see them right here. Enjoy, because there are several absolute crackers. Not to mention the look of sheer delight on the face of Juan Román Riquelme after Boca's third goal.

Boca Juniors 4 – 3 Colo Colo

After last week's 2-0 loss in Santiago, Boca hosted the Chilean champions with at least one psychological advantage - earlier in the week Colo Colo's Argentine manager, Claudio Borghi, announced to general surprise that due to a falling out with the board, he'd be resigning his charge of the first team after this match. The... Continue Reading →

The old guard

River Plate went temporarily top earlier on Sunday evening, and Boca Juniors leapfrogged them on goal difference a couple of hours later by beating Colón de Santa Fé 2-1 in La Bombonera. The league table tonight is topped by the two giants for the first time in a surprisingly long while, although when the AFA... Continue Reading →

How demeaning

It's difficult to know who'll be more disappointed after Tuesday night's Torneo de Verano match-up. On the one hand, Racing are at a low enough point that they'll be expected to be happy with a goalless draw against a team made of youth players and reserves. On the other, Boca's youth players and reserves, who... Continue Reading →

Not the best of debuts

Like Diego Simeone at great rivals River Plate, new Boca Juniors boss Carlos Ischia started his tenure with a Torneo de Verano friendly against Independiente in Mar del Plata. Unlike Simeone's River, there were some first-team players in Boca's lineup: Leandro Gracián was given the playmaker's role and Matías Silvestre was sent off late on.... Continue Reading →

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