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Universitario Sucre’s Ruben de la Cuesta gets away with punch to the face on Cruzeiro’s Willians [Video]

The Copa Libertadores can produce some particularly feisty and violent affairs – and that’s just in the stands. Down on the pitch things tend to get a little overheated too sometimes, and last night’s clash between Bolivia’s Universitario Sucre and Brazilian side Cruzeiro didn’t disappoint on that front. Indeed, the piece of violence that Universitario’s […]

Veteran Corinthians striker Emerson Sheik gets sent off in silly circumstances [Video]

Given that Emerson Sheik is 36 years old, you would expect him to conduct himself in a more appropriate manner than this. The Corinthians striker was sent off in the 19th minute of their Copa Libertadores match against Sao Paulo, leaving them with a mountain to climb. It was all very avoidable too. Convinced he […]

Rafael Carioca (Atletico Mineiro) scored a stunning volley against Colo Colo [Video]

Check out this for a stone cold stunner from Rafael Carioca. The Brazilian midfielder hit the amazing volley for Atletico Mineiro in their 2-0 Copa Libertadores win over Chilean side Colo Colo. The goalkeeper gets a hand to it, he should probably save it, but even that detail can’t ruin what an exquisite hit it […]

Sao Paulo star Luis Fabiano sent off for ridiculous piece of playacting v Corinthians [Video]

Sao Paulo’s 2-0 derby win against Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores last night was littered with red cards, including former Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano. The 34 year old Brazilian international joined two Corinthians players for an early bath when he got involved in a scuffle with substitute John Mendoza. Sao Paulo star Luis Fabiano really […]

La U keeper Johnny Herrera drops a clanger after trying to be Manuel Neuer [Video]

Brazilian side Internacional thrashed Universidad de Chile 4-0 in their Copa Libertadores group game last night. Though the Brazilians demonstrated their superiority throughout, they were given a helping hand by La U keeper Johnny Herrera, who absolutely gifted Internacional a goal after a failed dribble attempt. Herrera decided he would try to channel his inner […]

Golazo: Omar Pérez (Santa Fe) v Colo Colo [video]

The goal of the night in the Copa Libertadores came from the right boot of Omar Pérez, who scored a terrific goal for Santa Fe against Colo Colo. Santa Fe bagged an impressive 3-0 win at Colo Colo with the Colombians leapfrogging the Chileans at the top of Group 1 in the process. Perez, a […]

Uruguay wonderkid nutmegs one defender, jukes two more before scoring

Giorgian De Arrascaeta is really, really good. Meet Giorgian De Arrascaeta. The 20-year-old Cruzeiro attacker lit up Copa Libertadores with Defensor Sporting last season before making a step up and signing on with the Brazilian champions. Show More Summary

Universitario Sucre arrived to a match with just 7 players. One gets injured, match abandoned [Video]

Bolivian club Universitario Sucre are standing accused of rigging a match against Bolivar on Saturday in South America. Sucre are on the verge of qualifying for the next stage of the Copa Libertadores, with the club knowing that a victory against Venezuelan side Mineiros this week will be enough to confirm the club’s progression in the competition. As […]

Brilliant bicycle kick goal: Giorgian de Arrascaeta (Cruzeiro) v Mineros [video]

Cruzeiro beat Mineros De Guayana on Wednesday night in the Copa Libertadores. The Brazilians got off to the perfect start on 13 minutes when Giorgian de Arrascaeta produced an acrobatic finish to put them 1-0 up. Arrascaeta, a 20-year-old Uruguayan midfielder, took the ball on the bounce superbly and converted what could have been a […]

You ripper: Palestino’s Mathias Vidangossy top corner golazo v Zamora [Videos]

27-year-old Chilean midfielder Mathias Vidangossy scored a stunner in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday. Palestino thumped Venezuelan opponents Zamora 4-0 in a home whitewash, and the goal of the game came from an unlikely source. Vidangossy, a holding midfielder who had previously scored just 13 goals his 8-year career, scored the final goal of the game with […]

Abdon Reyes’s solo stunner for San Jose v Juan Aurich in the Copa Libertadores [Video]

The Copa Libertadores was back in action in South America on Tuesday night, and Bolivian club San Jose were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Peruvian outfit Juan Aurich. The hosts broke the deadlock in the 34th minute with a terrific solo goal from Abdon Reyes. Reyes picked up possession in his own half following […]

Disgrace: Corinthians’ Elias is called a “monkey” by a Danubio’s Cristian Gonzalez [Video]

Racism reared it’s ugly head in Brazil on Wednesday night as Corinthians beat Danubio 4-0 in the Copa Libertadores. A happy night for Corinthians was spoiled however, when Cristian Gonzalez racially abused Elias on camera. Television footage appeared to show Danubio central defender Gonzalez calling Elias a “monkey”. Show More Summary

Jadson scores a brilliant free-kick as Corinthians beat Danubio in the Copa Libertadores [Video]

Over in South America on Wednesday, Corinthians beat Danubio 4-0 in the Copa Libertadores. Paolo Guerrero netted a hat-trick for the Brazilians in their comfortable home win over the Uruguayan side, while the goal of the game was scored by Jadson. Showing his prowess from a dead-ball situation, Jadson curled a beauty over the Danubio wall and into […]

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 months 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 […]

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