Boca Juniors got the better of Palmeiras in the Copa Libertadores semi final last night to ensure a mouth-watering final against rivals River Plate. Continue reading
Category Archives: Libertadores
River Plate end Gremio’s Libertadores dream
Gremio’s good run in the Copa Libertadores, and their hopes of winning the competition for the second year in a row, came crashing to an end last night. Continue reading
Did Colo Colo’s captain Esteban Paredes troll Brazil?
In the match against Palmeiras, Colo Colo captain Esteban Paredes used an armband with colours of the German flag and the number seven on it. Was he taking the piss? Continue reading
To rest or not to rest?
Grêmio‘s slip against Botafogo in the Serie A last weekend, after fielding a weakened side, brought up that old question: is it right to rest players in the league to keep them fresh for midweek Copa Libertadores games? Continue reading
Grêmio in cruise control, for now
After losing four out of their first five games this season, Grêmio have rediscovered their form.
Brazilian kids come of age in Copa Libertadores
It was a very good week for Brazilian clubs in the Copa Libertadores as two of Brazil’s best young players showed the world what they can do. Continue reading
Palmeiras show their class against Junior Barranquila
Palmeiras got their Copa Libertadores campaign off to a great start last night, by winning 3-0 in Colombia, although not all Palmeiras fans were happy with their team’s performance. Continue reading
Do Corinthians need Alex Teixeira? Will they get him?
Corinthians kicked off their Libertadores campaign with a 0 – 0 draw against Millionarios in Colombia last night. Would Alex Teixeira have made a difference, and can they get him? Continue reading
Unconvincing start from Brazilians in Copa Libertadores
I’ve heard about this kid in the gossip columns and seen him in the computer games, but now I’m finally convinced. After scoring a hat-trick last night for Racing against Cruzeiro in the Copa Libertadores, Lautaro Martinez showed South America that he is the real deal. Continue reading
Libertadores odds – are the bookies getting it wrong?
Although Brazilian clubs have a relatively poor record in this competition and only one Brazilian team made it to the semi finals last year, four of the five favourites for this year’s Copa Libertadores are from Brazil. Are the bookies getting it wrong? Continue reading