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 →

Wire-like intrigue unfolds in La Boca

If you've followed Argentine football for any length of time, you'll be aware that aside from what goes on on the pitch, things off it can be by equal measures fascinating and depressing. Just recently, though, it all seems to have moved onto a different level entirely.  The latest developments surrounding Boca Juniors remind me... Continue Reading →

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