Copa Libertadores: Estudiantes 3 – 0 Libertad

It could have been a tricky tie for Estudiantes, facing Paraguayans Libertad. The visitors are adept at getting on the nerves of sides from bigger countries, and a visit to Asunción in the second leg won't have been what Alejandro Sabella and his boys were dreaming of. It took just 28 seconds for Gastón 'La... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana 2008: Estudiantes 2 – 0 Botafogo

The quarter-finals of the 2008 Copa Sudamericana began on Tuesday night as Estudiantes hosted Brazilian side Botafogo, and after going in at half-time a man down after Agustín Alayes was sent off, it was the hosts who'll take an advantage to Rio on the 5th November. Second-half goals from Mauro Boselli and Seba Verón (another spectacular effort from... Continue Reading →


Andrés D'Alessandro was heading back out of the country on Wednesday, again in a north-easterly direction, but not this time as far as Europe. In fact, he's making a short hop over the Río de la Plata and Uruguay to the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where 2005 Copa Libertadores winners Internacional are waiting... Continue Reading →

Not the best of debuts

Like Diego Simeone at great rivals River Plate, new Boca Juniors boss Carlos Ischia started his tenure with a Torneo de Verano friendly against Independiente in Mar del Plata. Unlike Simeone's River, there were some first-team players in Boca's lineup: Leandro Gracián was given the playmaker's role and Matías Silvestre was sent off late on.... Continue Reading →

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