River Plate will play Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores last 16

Thursday evening brought the conclusion of Group 5 and a key match in Group 2 of the 2015 Copa Libertadores, and with the results of those games, one of the last 16 ties is now known. The Libertadores knockout stages are seeded, with the best group winner playing the worst runner-up, second best winner playing second... Continue Reading →

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Copa Libertadores 2015: how likely is a River v Boca last 16 tie?

On Wednesday evening, River Plate qualified for the last sixteen of the Copa Libertadores in nail-biting fashion, beating San José of Bolivia 3-0 but needing Mexican side Tigres to get a result with their reserves away to Juan Aurich in Peru. Tigres won 5-4, meaning River scraped second place in Group 7. What that means... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores semi-final preview

The 2013 Copa Libertadores semi-finals begin tonight, having been on hiatus during the Confederations Cup. Argentina's remaining representatives, Newell's Old Boys, take on Ronaldinho's Atlético Mineiro tomorrow night in Rosario, but tonight sees Colombian championship finalists Independiente Santa Fe travel to Asunción to play Paraguayan giants Olimpia. That game kicks off in about two-and-a-half hours,... Continue Reading →

Libertadores 2013: Vélez beat Iquique to go through, Tigre lose to Palmeiras and will struggle (video)

Two matches in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night involved Argentine clubs. Vélez Sarsfield visited Iquique in Chile, where they easily dispatched the hosts 3-1 with goals from Sebastián Domínguez, Lucas Romero and Jonathan Copete. Manuel Villalobos scored Iquique's goal. A little later, Tigre visited São Paulo to take on Palmeiras and lost 2-0, the... Continue Reading →

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