Libertadores: Vélez out on away goals in semi-final thriller (video)

Vélez Sarsfield exited the Copa Libertadores on Thursday night in a thrilling match against Uruguayan giants Peñarol, in which the visitors took the lead on the night to go ahead 2-0 on aggregate, and eventually went through on away goals after Vélez's Uruguayan forward Santiago Silva - a Uruguayan title-winner in 2002 with Peñarol's great... Continue Reading →

Libertadores: Vélez lose semi first leg in Uruguay

Vélez Sarsfield suffered their first defeat of their Copa Libertadores knockout stages on Thursday night, losing 1-0 to Uruguayan giants Peñarol in Montevideo's Estadio Centenario. Darío Rodríguez scored the game's only goal on the stroke of half time to complicate life for the Liniers outfit, though midfielder Fabián Cubero nonetheless insisted 'in the home leg... Continue Reading →

La Boca cerrada

Copa Libertadores holders Boca Juniors crashed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage on Wednesday night after a thrilling second half in the Maracanã which saw them take the lead through Martín Palermo before hosts Fluminense hit back with a three-goal blitz in the closing half hour. Fluminense, who've never got this far in... Continue Reading →

Nomination deadline passed

After having been extended by a couple of nights, the deadline for nominations for the HEGS Award for Best Argentine in a Foreign League has now passed, so please don't send any more in. The nominations were more evenly spread than last year, but also more narrowly, so rather than five there will be just... Continue Reading →

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