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Jul 12, 2015

Soccer-River fret over lack of goals ahead of Guarani clash

July 12 (Reuters) – River Plate, with one goal in three domestic matches in the last nine days, resume their quest for a third Libertadores Cup at home to Paraguay’s Guarani in Tuesday’s semi-final, first leg (0000 GMT).

The teams have had a long time to prepare for the clash having won their quarter-final ties at the end of May before a break for the Copa America.

Jul 9, 2015

Rugby-Argentina call on veterans for championship opener

July 9 (Reuters) – Veteran Argentina back rowers Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Juan Manuel Leguizamon were named in a 28-man squad for next week’s Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand.

Two other survivors from the 2007 and 2011 World Cups, wing Horacio Agulla and prop Marcos Ayerza, were also selected on Thursday fortheir July 17 tournament opener in Christchurch.

Jul 5, 2015

Argentina’s search for elusive final key continues

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says you learn more from defeat than victory.

So Chile will be eternally grateful to the Argentine for having sowed the seeds of their first Copa America triumph, carried through by his disciple and compatriot Jorge Sampaoli.

Jul 5, 2015

Soccer-Argentina’s search for elusive final key continues

July 5 (Reuters) – Former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa says you learn more from defeat than victory.

So Chile will be eternally grateful to the Argentine for having sowed the seeds of their first Copa America triumph, carried through by his disciple and compatriot Jorge Sampaoli.

Jul 3, 2015

Pastore proves to be missing attacking link for Argentina

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore’s contributions to the variety and depth of their attack at the Copa America includes his ability to link up with Lionel Messi even if that means acting like a post.

Pastore has slotted into the side that finished runners-up at the 2014 World Cup and helped them reach a second successive Copa America final against hosts Chile on Saturday.

Jul 3, 2015

Soccer-Pastore proves to be missing attacking link for Argentina

July 3 (Reuters) – Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore’s contributions to the variety and depth of their attack at the Copa America includes his ability to link up with Lionel Messi even if that means acting like a post.

Pastore has slotted into the side that finished runners-up at the 2014 World Cup and helped them reach a second successive Copa America final against hosts Chile on Saturday.

May 28, 2015

River Plate reach semis with fine 3-0 away win

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – River Plate, a goal down from the first leg of their Libertadores Cup quarter-final, stunned Cruzeiro 3-0 at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte to reach the last four 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

River will meet fellow Argentine side Racing Club or Guarani, who meet in Buenos Aires on Thursday with the Paraguayans a goal up, in the semi-finals which will be played in July after a break for the Copa America.

May 28, 2015

Soccer-River Plate reach semis with fine 3-0 away win

May 28 (Reuters) – River Plate, a goal down from the first leg of their Libertadores Cup quarter-final, stunned Cruzeiro 3-0 at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte to reach the last four 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

River will meet fellow Argentine side Racing Club or Guarani, who meet in Buenos Aires on Thursday with the Paraguayans a goal up, in the semi-finals which will be played in July after a break for the Copa America.

May 4, 2015

Two late goals give Boca 2-0 derby win over River

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Boca Juniors scored twice in the final six minutes to beat River Plate 2-0 in an enthralling Argentine “superclasico” and open a three-point lead in the championship standings on Sunday.

Teenage striker Cristian Pavon broke the deadlock in the 84th minute, tucking a shot from the left between goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero and the post.

May 3, 2015

Soccer-Two late goals give Boca 2-0 derby win over River

BUENOS AIRES, May 3 (Reuters) – Boca Juniors scored twice in the final six minutes to beat River Plate 2-0 in a thrilling Argentine “superclasico” and open a three-point lead in the championship standings on Sunday.

Teenage striker Cristian Pavon broke the deadlock in the 84th minute, tucking a shot from the left between goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero and the post.

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