Copa Libertadores 2013: Vélez begin with away defeat (video)

Vélez Sarsfield started their Copa Libertadores campaign on Tuesday night in Guayaquil, Ecuador, away to Emelec, and suffered defeat even as Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago made his debut for his new club. An unfortunate own goal from young striker Facundo Ferreyra, combined with a lacklustre performance by the visitors, was enough to condemn Vélez to... Continue Reading →

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Copa Libertadores 2013: the Argentine competitors and their group stage chances

Tonight, the 2013 edition of the Copa Libertadores de América gets started in earnest; the qualifying rounds are now over, and the group stage gets underway. Four of the five Argentine sides involved will play matches in the competition this week, with Tigre's group stage debut held over to next week due to their final... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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