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At 32, What Can Adriano Salvage of a Wasted Career?

Last week was one of the worst in recent memory for Brazilian clubs in the Copa Libertadores. Rio de Janeiro outfits Flamengo and Botafogo, as well as Atletico Paranaense, all fell at the group stage of the continental competition. But...Show More Summary

Lanus keeper Agustín Marchesin makes 7 incredible saves v O’Higgins to keep side in Libertadores ft. Amazing pen save [Video]

Argentinian side Lanus advanced to the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores thanks to an unbelievable goalkeeping performance. Agustín Marchesin made a string of incredible saves, including a ridiculous 86th minute penalty save, to keep out O’Higgins. Having won one cap for Argentina in 2010, could Marchesin be catching the eye of Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella? [...]

Furious Santiago Silva held back by teammates after being given 2 yellows within a minute [Video]

Chilean side O’Higgins and Argentinian side Lanus played out a 0-0 draw in the Copa Libertadores last night. There was a huge controversy in the 85th minute after O’Higgins were awarded a highly contentious penalty. The Lanus players swarmed the referee and 33 year old striker Santiago Silva was shown a yellow card in the [...]

Brazilian striker Adriano (Atletico PR) scored his 1st goal in over 2-years in the Copa Libertadores [Video]

Adriano, the wonderfully chunky Brazilian centre-forward, finally broke his two year goalscoring drought for Atletico PR in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night. The former Inter Milan centre-forward has been on a long road to regain his match fitness after a series of bad lifestyle choices derailed his career over the past 24-months. The 32-year-old [...]

Video: Ronaldinho Embraces Young Pitch Invader

Ronaldinho remains as popular as ever. During Atletico MG's match against Santa Fe on Thursday night in the Copa Libertadores, a young pitch invader interrupted the proceedings in Colombia and ran right to the Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho...Show More Summary

Santa Fe supporters threw coins which hit Ronaldinho on the leg as the Brazilian tried taking a corner [Video]

Last year Ronaldinho had rocks thrown at him be fans of Paraguayan side Olimpia in the Copa Libertadores, and now the buck-toothed wonder has again been the target of missiles in South America’s premier club competition. Atletico Mineiro drew 1-1 at Colombian side Santa Fe on Thursday night in the Copa Libertadores and during the match Ronaldinho momentarily held [...]

Atletico MG’s Ronaldinho was hugged by a Colombian pitch invader during a Copa Libertadores match [Video]

Ronaldinho was bear-hugged by a young watery-eyed Colombian football fan as Atletico MG took on Santa Fe in the Copa Libertadores on Thursday night. In a bizarre incident as the match was in-play, a young Ronaldinho supporter disrupted the match as he burst on the pitch and immediately made a beeline for the buck-toothed wonder. With a group [...]

San Lorenzo’s players attack the officials after conceding a 95th minute penalty at Independiente del Valle [Video]

Independiente del Valle drew 1-1 with San Lorenzo in the Copa Libertadores on Thursday night, but the match ended in controversy. In the fifth minute of injury time at the end of the game, the Ecuadorian hosts collected a last-gasp leveller when Junior Sornoza dispatched a penalty. Furious with the referee’s decision to award the spot-kick, San Lorenzo’s players [...]

Bolivar’s Win Against León in the Copa Libertadores Is A Victory For Azkargorta

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Bolívar manager Xabier Azkargorta was always a motivator and a coach that maintained a positive outlook on things no matter how they were playing out on the pitch. In his office, he had a sign that read “Never Stop Going Forward. … Continue reading ? Bolivar’s Win Against León in the Copa Libertadores Is A Victory For Azkargorta is a post from World Soccer Talk.

Still banging them in! David Trezeguet claims a Copa Libertadores brace for Newell’s v Nacional

David Trezeguet claimed his first ever Copa Libertadores goals on Wednesday evening as Newell’s Old Boys won 4-2 at Nacional. The legendary French striker, now 36, appears to be closing out his career at Newell’s after a couple of seasons at River Plate. Trezeguet came on for Newell’s at Nacional on 66 minutes with the [...]

Copa Libertadores 2014, Week 4: Atletico Mineiro can only draw; Leon win easily

Ronaldinho and Atletico Mineiro aren't going through to the knockout rounds as easily as they'd like after a draw on Wednesday, while Newell's have a lot of work left to do after achieving the same result. After a difficult week away...Show More Summary

Goalie Johnny Herrera scored Universidad de Chile’s winner v Real Garcilaso in the Copa Libertadores

Everyone loves a scoring goalie… Universidad de Chile beat Real Garcilaso 1-0 in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night, and the match was settled by a penalty for the hosts. After winning a penalty just after the hour, Universidad’s 32-year-old goalie Johnny Herrera stepped up to surprisingly take the spot-kick. Happily Herrera converted from the spot. Amazingly this [...]

24 seconds & off! The fastest red card in the history of the Copa Libertadores was shown on Tuesday night

24 seconds after kick-off Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez pulled out his red card. History was made on Tuesday night in the Copa Libertadores as the fastest red card in the competition’s history was shown in the match between Colombians Atlético Nacional and Uruguayan namesakes Nacional. Atlético Nacional midfielder Alejandro Bernal was sent off just 24 seconds of the [...]

Copa Libertadores 2014, Week 3: Defensor Sporting put on a show

Defensor Sporting's young stars were the story of Tuesday's Copa Libertadores action, as they put Cruzeiro to the sword. In other action, Univerisidad de Chile won away and Velez struggled at altitude. Copa Libertadores resumes Tuesday,...Show More Summary

Predicting Argentina's World Cup Squad Following Latest Internationals

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has been nothing if not consistent with his selections since taking over in 2011. The ex-Estudiantes man and Copa Libertadores winner has kept faith with the same group of players, valuing squad unity...Show More Summary

Former Man City star Elano scored a Beckham-esque free-kick for Flamengo v Emelec

The Maracana went wild on 11 minutes played of Flamengo’s Copa Libertadores clash with Emelec on Wednesday evening. Flamengo would go on to win 3-1 but the game got off to a flying start thanks to a wonder free-kick by former Manchester City midfielder Elano. Elano has spent time at both Santos and Gremio since [...]

Copa Libetadores Draws Crowds with Captivating Storylines

The 2014 Copa Libertadores—South America's answer to the UEFA Champions League— is just a few games old but, from a Brazilian perspective, there are already two salient themes pulsing through the tournament that reflect its attraction...Show More Summary

Cristian Chavez & Sebastian Jaime combined to score a brilliant goal for Union Espanola v Independiente

The Copa Libertadores threw up a fine 2-2 draw between Independiente Del Valle and Union Espanola on Tuesday evening. Independiente took the lead on two occasions but back came Union Espanola with a two equalisers on 54 and 58. Union Espanola’s first goal was a real beauty, as two of their star players, Cristian Chavez and [...]

Ronaldinho pulled off a beautiful “no-look” pass for Atletico Mineiro v Cruzeiro

Ronaldinho and his Atletico Mineiro team mates are easing back into the 2014 season with games in the Copa Libertadores and Mineiro. On Sunday night, Atletico Mineiro drew 0-0 with Cruzeiro but there was some Ronaldinho magic to enjoy. Only Dinho could stand in the corner, wave his magic feet and pull off a no-look [...]

The Emperor returns! Brazilian Striker Adriano returns to football in the Copa Libertadores for Atletico Paranaense [Video]

In another attempt to kick-start his career, Adriano has joined Atletico Paranaense. Adriano has been training with the club and has stated that he has fallen back in love with the game. After 2 months of training, Adriano was looking lean and focused as he entered his first match for Atletico. The fans applauded him [...]

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