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 →

Riquelme’s Corinthian spirit

Stories in the Brazilian press at the start of the week had Corinthians, one of the country's biggest clubs and the current employers of Ronaldo, planning to sign Juan Román Riquelme from Boca Juniors in a bid to boost their Copa Libertadores campaign in 2010, their centenary year. I've written about it for Soccernet, and... Continue Reading →

More new arrivals

River, Huracán and San Lorenzo all welcomed new signings on Wednesday, with Boca suffering a minor injury setback to their pre-season training schedule. Meanwhile, Independiente have had another hard day in training following Germán Denis's dog attack on Monday, and Germán Herrera, the Argentine striker who's just signed for recently relegated Corinthians in Brazil, receiving a somewhat backhanded... Continue Reading →

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