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Apr 10, 2014

Soccer-Double pain for Alecsandro in Flamengo Libertadores exit

BUENOS AIRES, April 10 (Reuters) – The pain Flamengo’s Alecsandro felt getting three stitches in a head wound did not compare with his distress when his dream of winning a third Libertadores Cup with a different club was dashed by Leon.

The striker, a South American champion with his former Brazilian clubs Internacional in 2010 and present holders Atletico Mineiro, was on the losing side in Flamengo’s 3-2 home defeat by the Mexican champions at the Maracana on Wednesday.

Apr 8, 2014

San Lorenzo must beat Botafogo to stay in Libertadores Cup

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine champions San Lorenzo go into their most crucial match of the year at home to Botafogo on Wednesday minus two suspended players and hoping to have got over a jinx of conceding late goals.

The Saints, no doubt calling on their best known fan Pope Francis to say a prayer for them, must beat the Brazilian side at the Nuevo Gasometro (2300 GMT) to go through to the last 16 in the Libertadores Cup.

Apr 8, 2014

Soccer-San Lorenzo must beat Botafogo to stay in Libertadores Cup

BUENOS AIRES, April 8 (Reuters) – Argentine champions San Lorenzo go into their most crucial match of the year at home to Botafogo on Wednesday minus two suspended players and hoping to have got over a jinx of conceding late goals.

The Saints, no doubt calling on their best known fan Pope Francis to say a prayer for them, must beat the Brazilian side at the Nuevo Gasometro (2300 GMT) to go through to the last 16 in the Libertadores Cup.

Mar 31, 2014

River beat Boca 2-1, first time away in 10 years

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – River Plate ended a 10-year wait for an away victory over Boca Juniors in the Argentine “superclasico” with a 2-1 win at La Bombonera on Sunday.

Left back Ramiro Funes Mori, playing only because of Leonel Vangioni’s suspension, headed the winner five minutes from time from playmaker Manuel Lanzini’s corner.

Mar 31, 2014

Soccer-River beat Boca 2-1, first time away in 10 years

BUENOS AIRES, March 30 (Reuters) – River Plate ended a 10-year wait for an away victory over Boca Juniors in the Argentine “superclasico” with a 2-1 win at La Bombonera on Sunday.

Left back Ramiro Funes Mori, playing only because of Leonel Vangioni’s suspension, headed the winner five minutes from time from playmaker Manuel Lanzini’s corner.

Mar 28, 2014

Rival strikers clash over kisses ahead of Boca-River derby

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Football players often kiss the badge on their shirts after scoring a goal, suggesting a strong emotional tie with the team they are playing for and their fans.

Boca Juniors striker Emmanuel Gigliotti, however, said this was a stupid gesture as he jousted with River Plate’s Fernando Cavenaghi in the build-up to the “superclasico”, Argentina’s biggest derby at La Bombonera on Sunday (2115 GMT).

Mar 28, 2014

Soccer-Rival strikers clash over kisses ahead of Boca-River derby

BUENOS AIRES, March 28 (Reuters) – Soccer players often kiss the badge on their shirts after scoring a goal, suggesting a strong emotional tie with the team they are playing for and their fans.

Boca Juniors striker Emmanuel Gigliotti, however, said this was a stupid gesture as he jousted with River Plate’s Fernando Cavenaghi in the build-up to the “superclasico”, Argentina’s biggest derby at La Bombonera on Sunday (2115 GMT).

Mar 28, 2014

Soccer-Borrowed cherry socks bring The Strongest good luck in Peru

BUENOS AIRES, March 28 (Reuters) – The Strongest may want to keep their borrowed cherry socks after a last-gasp 3-3 draw at Universitario in Lima kept their hopes of reaching the Libertadores Cup knockout rounds alive.

The Bolivian side fought back from 3-1 down in the final half hour with Colombian Jair Reinoso scoring the equaliser in the final minute at the Monumental stadium on Thursday.

Mar 27, 2014

Old Boy Trezeguet fulfils childhood dream with Cup goals

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – David Trezeguet fulfilled another dream when he scored the match-winning goals, his first in the Libertadores Cup, in Newell’s Old Boys’ 4-2 victory over Nacional on Wednesday.

The Group Six match at the Centenario in Montevideo was marred, however, by fighting between Nacional fans and police that left 13 officers hurt and 38 people arrested, according to a Uruguayan Interior ministry statement.

Mar 27, 2014

Soccer-Old Boy Trezeguet fulfils childhood dream with Cup goals

BUENOS AIRES, March 26 (Reuters) – David Trezeguet fulfilled another dream when he scored the match-winning goals, his first in the Libertadores Cup, in Newell’s Old Boys’ 4-2 victory over Nacional on Wednesday.

The Group Six match at the Centenario in Montevideo was marred, however, by fighting between Nacional fans and police that left 13 officers hurt and 38 people arrested, according to a Uruguayan Interior ministry statement.

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