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How on earth did River Plate not score here? Chances go begging versus Juan Aurich [Video]

After only drawing 1-1 with Peruvian side Juan Aurich in the Copa Libertadores, Argentine giants River Plate might curse their luck – but really they only have themselves to blame. This video shows how they let chance after chance pass in an attacking sequence which saw them hit the post twice. The first time is […]

Barcelona SC keeper Máximo Banguera (badly) fakes a faint to try avoid red card [Video]

This was a bizarre moment from the Copa Libertadores last night, that involved some very good street smarts combined with some very bad acting. After taking out Atletico Nacional’s last man, Barcelona SC (Ecuador) keeper Maximo Banguera impulsively decided that he needed to improvise to avoid what would be a sure red card. So the […]

Barcelona SC scored after 47 seconds v Atletico Nacional in the Copa Libertadores [Video]

There was a lightning quick goal in Ecuador on Wednesday night in the Copa Libertadores. Home side Barcelona SC took the lead against Colombian side Atletico Nacional after just 47 seconds of the match. The goal came from an error in the Atletico midfield following their own throw in. A Barcelona man stole the ball with a toe poke, […]

Southampton’s Dani Osvaldo celebrates a Boca goal with a group photo mid-game [Videos]

Over in South America on Wednesday night, Boca Juniors thumped Venezuelan club Zamora 5-0 in the Copa Libertadores. The match proved a special occasion for new Boca striker Dani Osvaldo, who recently joined the Argentine giant son loan from Southampton. Saints’ striker Osvaldo scored Boca’s final two goals in the whitewash of Zamora, and the Italian celebrated […]

Racing Club's Ingenious Goal Is Why We Need More Free Kick Shenanigans

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Seriously, why isn't there more experimentation on free kicks? As Racing Club proved in the Copa Libertadores last night, there are trickier, probably more effective ways to score from a dead ball than just thumping it vaguely towards goal. We have enough evidence. Let's put it to use. Read more...

Racing Club pull off a brilliant free-kick training ground routine in the Copa Libertadores [Video]

Who doesn’t love when a plan comes together?! A brilliant set-piece was spotted in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night, as Argentina’s Racing Club lost 2-1 at home to Peruvians Sporting Cristal. Racing drew level at 1-apiece in the 67th minute thanks to a tidy finish from Brian Fernandez following a clever free-kick. In a terrific move, […]

River Plate goalkeeper accidentally clatters teammate when attempting clearance [Video]

A nasty clash took place when River Plate took on Tigres UANL in the Copa Libertadores last night. Early in the second half, with visitors Tigres leading, the Mexican side launched an attack and provoked River goalkeeper Julio Cesar Chiarini to act. In the midst of attempting a clearance, a flying Chiarini didn’t care to […]

Southampton? loanee Dani Osvaldo scored on his Boca Juniors? debut in the Copa Libertadores [Video]

Dani Osvaldo is up and running at Boca Juniors. Osvaldo, who joined Boca on loan from Southampton two weeks ago, got his debut for the Argentine powerhouse in the Copa Libertadores in a home match against Uruguay’s Montevideo Wanderers on Thursday night. Boca won the game 2-1, and Osvaldo grabbed the winner just before the break. The Southampton […]

Southampton’s Dani Osvaldo & Boca Juniors teammates caught partying with prostitutes [Cronica]

Pablo Dani Osvaldo has been caught up in alleged sex scandal with his Boca Juniors teammates, who are alleged to have hosted a hotel party after their Copa Libertadores qualifier against Temperley. Argentine paper Cronica report that Southampton’s Osvaldo – yes, he is still officially a Saints player, and is now in his third loan spell […]

Copa Libertadores scores: Never go to Bolivia, plus more from Thursday's 3 games

Seriously playing soccer at 12,000 feet is so dumb. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Bolivia is a perfectly nice country. I think it's a place I'd like to visit." But you should not go to Bolivia, because their air turns your lungs into jelly. Show More Summary

Boca Juniors scored a great breakaway goal at Palestino in the Copa Libertadores [video]

Boca Juniors secured a fine 2-0 win at Palestino in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night. Goals from Andres Chavez and Sebastian Palacios, one in each half, ensured victory for the Argentine giants in Chile. The second goal was an excellent breakaway move, starting from the right back position, before a classic smash and grab. […]

Corinthians scored a quality team goal v Sao Paulo, finished off by Elias volley [video]

The Copa Libertadores threw up an intriguing all-Brazilian encounter on Wednesday night. Corinthians beat Sao Paulo 2-0 at the Arena Corinthians thanks to goals from Elias and Jadson. By all accounts, Corinthians put on a fine display and their first goal is well worth a watch. With just 12 minutes played, Corinthians put together a […]

Copa Libertadores scores: Boca Juniors start strong and more from Wednesday's 5 games

We haven't seen River yet, but their local rivals look up for a challenge. Coming into this Copa Libertadores, River Plate looked like Argentina's best hope to capture the title and perhaps the big favorite, period. They're off thisShow More Summary

Venezuelan Side Follow Up Brilliant Goal with Perfect Bowling-Pin Celebration

It's a rare case when a player completely nails both a 35-yard thunderbolt of a goal and does a celebration that matches the golazo's theatrics. Arles Eduardo Flores should take two bows for what he did during a Copa Libertadores match...Show More Summary

Anderson Requires Oxygen After Lasting Just 36 Minutes of Copa Libertadores Game

Anderson was often accused of being in poor physical condition during his ultimately unsuccessful spell at Manchester United, and it now seems he is struggling to last the pace at Internacional. The 26-year-old only signed for the Brazilian...Show More Summary

A long range golazo & terrific bowling ‘strike’ goal celebration in the Copa Libertadores [Videos]

What a goal! What a celebration! An all-action match took place in Uruguay in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night, as local side Wanderers beat Venezuelan outfit Zamora 3-2. Aside from the five goals, the match also witnessed five red cards. On the more positive story lines to come out of the game, Zamora’s Arles Flores put his side […]

Copa Libertadores scores: Red cards, thin air and more from from Tuesday's 5 games

Do: Celebrate goals by pretending to go bowling, name your team "The Strongest". Don't: Get red cards before you play Boca Juniors, travel to a stadium that's two miles high. Copa Libertadores came back in impressive fashion on Tuesday, featuring a game that encompasses everything that the tournament is about. Show More Summary

Copa Libertadores preview, Week 1: São Paulo classic not the only excellent game

São Paulo and Corinthians play a Clássico Majestoso in the opening round of the 2015 Copa Libertadores group stage. You should watch. Copa Libertadores proper is finally here, with the group stage kicking off on Tuesday. And it starts with a bang, as a pair of Brazilian giants and local rivals get to face off. Show More Summary

Copa Libertadores match stopped by tear gas in a stadium with no fans

Nacional and Palestino squared off in Copa Libertadores on Thursday in front of an empty stadium. The stadium ban was issued after Nacional fans rioted in a previous match, and it was supposed to not just be a punishment, but a guarantee of safety. And yet somehow, there was tear gas anyway. Yep, that's tear gas in an empty stadium. Show More Summary

Estudiante’s Carrillo shuts Bermeo up by scoring a goal after Independiente man’s sledging [Video]

Sledging can be en effective tool to put an opponent off and provoke him into losing his cool (Luis Suarez and Diego Costa are two prime exponents, and ironically victims of it). But this case from Copa Libertadores qualification last night showed that it’s a risky tactic, that can leave you with egg on your […]

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