Libertadores highlights from Thursday: Independiente lose, and Boca are held

The two most successful clubs in Copa Libertadores history got their campaigns started on Thursday night ... and neither went to plan. In Venezuela, Independiente (seven Copa wins) visited Deportivo Lara, and lost 1-0 thanks to an early strike from Carlos Sierra López, who came up with a fine volleyed finish from a tight(ish) angle.... Continue Reading →


Copa Libertadores highlights: Estudiantes and River both start with away draws

Wednesday night brought two more matches for Argentine clubs in South America's premier club competition, and neither one will go down as a classic for the ages. First, Estudiantes de La Plata visited Gran Parque Central in Montevideo, to take on Uruguayan giants Nacional. They headed back across the estuary with a 0-0 draw under... Continue Reading →

Watch: Lautaro Martínez hits a hat trick on his Libertadores debut as Racing beat Cruzeiro 4-2

The group stage of the 2018 Copa Libertadores got underway on Tuesday night, and the highlight came in Avellaneda, where Racing hosted Brazilian side Cruzeiro in the Cilindro. With Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli watching – just two days before he names his squad for upcoming friendlies against Spain and Italy – young striker Lautaro Martínez hit a... Continue Reading →

Saturday and Sunday Superliga highlights: River lose again, Boca win a wide-open game to maintain their lead

The seventeenth round of Superliga action continued over the weekend, with goals in largely short supply. Indeed, the scorelines on Saturday and Sunday were low, with one exception. Lanús and Rosario Central drew 1-1, the two goals coming just two minutes apart; Vélez Sarsfield were poor but River Plate were even worse as Gabriel Heinze's... Continue Reading →

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