Libertadores 2013: Newell’s start with a win, Arsenal fall short in La Paz

Thursday night was one of mixed fortunes for Argentine clubs in the Copa Libertadores. After Vélez Sarsfield's and Boca Juniors' defeats earlier in the week, Newell's Old Boys finally got a win for Argentina, beating Paraguayan giants Olimpia 3-1 in El Coloso Del Parque with goals from Ignacio Scocco, Horacio Orzán and Maxi Rodríguez. Maxi's... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores final, first leg: Boca Juniors held by Corinthians

Wednesday saw the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between six-time winners Boca Juniors and Brazilian giants Corinthians, hoping to secure their first win in the competition. With Boca more comfortable for most of the match, and largely restricting Corinthians to long-range shots, the hosts took the lead with just over fifteen minutes to... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores: Vélez take a step towards the semis (video)

Vélez Sarsfield weren't allowed to play the home leg of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final in the Estadio José Amalfitani on Thursday, owing to incidents involving pyrotechnics during Monday's Primera División match against Banfield, and as a result they played in an unimpressively-populated Bombonera against Libertad of Paraguay. The visitors were expected to offer stiff resistance,... Continue Reading →

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