Libertadores: Vélez put one foot in the quarters (video)

Vélez Sarsfield put one foot in the quarter-finals of the 2011 Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night with a comfortable 3-0 win over 2008 winners Liga de Quito of Ecuador. Augusto Fernández got Vélez's first two goals in the opening minutes, and Seba Domínguez hit the third in the second half. The second leg in Quito... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2010: Deportivo Cuenca 1 – 4 Banfield – the goals

Last year's winners, Estudiantes de La Plata, were the only Argentine side to really do the country's league justice in the 2009 Copa Libertadores, but if the early running is anything to go by then current domestic champions Banfield at least seem to have the measure of the competition. After an opening win over Mexican... Continue Reading →

¡Estudiantes Campeón!

The 50th edition of the Copa Libertadores has been won by Estudiantes de La Plata, who lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history, after a 29 year wait. Winning in Belo Horizonte's feared Minerão, where Argentine sides fear to tread (but have succeeded before all the same), Juan Sebastián Verón emulated his... Continue Reading →

Gorosito makes an early point

Néstor Gorosito's head and neck (not to mention most of his back) must be absolutely sweltering under that mullet. His new team managed to keep cool enough in their 2009 Torneo de Verano debut, though, that after going 1-0 down to Independiente shortly before half time, an impressive River Plate (in so far as a side... Continue Reading →

Differing fortunes

Independiente and Estudiantes will meet next week in the second leg of their Copa Sudamericana first round tie, and on Friday night both sides were in action with the aim of bettering fairly disappointing opening weekend results. Both managed it - just. Estudiantes, who lost to Central on the first weekend, at least got a... Continue Reading →

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