Copa Libertadores 2009: Deportivo Quito 1 – 0 Estudiantes: the goal

In what would have been the site's top story for the last 24 hours had Juan Román Riquelme not provided us with a bigger headline-grabber, Estudiantes huffed and puffed against the Ecuadorian champions Deportivo Quito, and eventually lost the match with six minutes to go to a Leiber Preciado goal. The defeat, combined with the... Continue Reading →

A quick start

Hugo Tocalli's debut as head coach of Vélez Sársfield could have gone a little better - his side could have kept a clean sheet - but one thing's for sure: it couldn't have been much more exciting for the fans. In front of a home crowd, the Liniers side raced into a 4-1 lead against... Continue Reading →

Riquelme and Díaz: both staying put

Argentina's two biggest clubs both suffered knock-backs on Thursday from living legends to their fans. José Manuel Llaneza, a Villarreal director, explained that Juan Román Riquelme still hadn't come to an agreement with Boca Juniors about his transfer home from the Spanish club, where he fell out with manager Manuel Pellegrini around a year ago.... Continue Reading →

A brave new world?

Reconciliation could be in the air in Núñez. Following Daniel Passarella's resignation from the manager's role at River Plate, numerous names have been thrown into the hat. Américo Gallego was an early favourite, before it emerged that River's playing legend (and perhaps, before too long, president), the Uruguayan ex-number 10 Enzo Francescoli, had ruled himself out... Continue Reading →

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