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May 15, 2015

Boca’s place in Cup at stake after fan violence

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Disciplinary proceedings against Boca Juniors were opened on Friday by The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) after at least one of their fans attacked rival River Plate players with what appeared to be pepper spray.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday following the incident and Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca for failing to protect their rivals during the last-16 second leg superclasico.

May 15, 2015

Soccer-Argentine security chief slams Boca over attack

BUENOS AIRES, May 15 (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during a superclasico match.

Four River Plate players went to hospital on Thursday after being targeted following halftime in one of the country’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the Libertadores Cup last-16 second leg to be abandoned.

May 15, 2015

Soccer: Argentine security chief slams Boca over possible pepper-spray attack

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during their superclasico match.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday after they were targeted following half-time in one of Argentina’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the knock out tie in the Libertadores Cup to be abandoned.

May 15, 2015

Argentine security chief slams Boca over attack on rivals

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during their superclasico match.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday after they were targeted following half-time in one of Argentina’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the knock out tie in the Libertadores Cup to be abandoned.

May 15, 2015

Soccer-Argentine security chief slams Boca over attack on rivals

BUENOS AIRES, May 15 (Reuters) – Argentina’s security chief slammed Boca Juniors on Friday for failing to protect River Plate players who were attacked with what appeared to be pepper spray during their superclasico match.

Four River Plate players were taken to hospital on Thursday after they were targeted following half-time in one of Argentina’s most hotly-anticipated matches, forcing the knock out tie in the Libertadores Cup to be abandoned.

Feb 23, 2015

Nadal sees Argentine Open as next step up comeback ladder

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday he was confident of taking another step toward recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week.

The Spaniard, ranked fourth after Saturday’s loss to Fabio Fognini ended a run of 52 consecutive semi-final wins on clay, will make his bow in the second round of the Argentine Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday

Feb 23, 2015

Tennis-Nadal sees Argentine Open as next step up comeback ladder

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday he was confident of taking another step towards recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week.

The Spaniard, ranked fourth after Saturday’s loss to Fabio Fognini ended a run of 52 consecutive semi-final wins on clay, will make his bow in the second round of the Argentine Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday

Jan 26, 2015

Gifted, controversial Riquelme retires

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Juan Roman Riquelme, the supremely talented and sometimes controversial former Boca Juniors and Argentina playmaker, has retired from soccer.

Riquelme’s decision, which he announced on Sunday, came as a surprise since he was weighing up the chance of a move to Paraguayan club Cerro Porteno, having quit Argentinos Juniors after helping them secure promotion back to the first division.

Dec 15, 2014

Soccer-Racing Club seal Argentine league title

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Racing Club won the Argentine league title when they beat Godoy Cruz 1-0 in their final match of the championship in Avellaneda on Sunday.

Midfielder Ricky Centurion headed the only goal four minutes after halftime to ensure Racing could not be caught by River Plate in the championship race.

Dec 11, 2014

Soccer-River seek double after Copa Sudamericana victory

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11 (Reuters) – With the Copa Sudamericana now among their many trophies, River Plate go for the double when they look to retain the Argentine league title with a win at Quilmes on Sunday (2330 GMT).

It is a tall order, though, with favourites Racing Club two points clear of River at the top of the standings going into their final match at home to Godoy Cruz at El Cilindro (2330).