Argentina’s clubs start their Libertadores group campaigns (highlights)

Argentina's five Copa Libertadores group stage representatives all started their qualification efforts this week – and all with rather frustrating results. There were goalless draws all round on Tuesday: Godoy Cruz got a creditable one at home to Olimpia of Paraguay, San Lorenzo visited Melgar of Peru, where both teams absolutely stank the place out,... Continue Reading →

Martín Benítez’s golazo gives Independiente a Libertadores win over Millonarios (video)

Thursday night saw the continuation of the Copa Libertadores group stage, as the competition's most successful club, Independiente, hosted Colombian giants Millonarios in Avellaneda. Independiente had got off to a poor start with an unexpected defeat away to Venezuelan side Deportivo Lara in their first game, but got back on the front foot here with... Continue Reading →

Competitive football at last!

Proper football has returned to Argentina with the start of the qualifying rounds for the 2009 Copa Libertadores de América. Estudiantes de La Plata travelled to Lima where they met Sporting Cristal, former finalists of this competition but for now just glad to be here after CONMEBOL came so close to booting Peruvian clubs out... Continue Reading →

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