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« on: June 11, 2012, 03:05:20 PM »
Thought I'd start a thread on this as it's getting to a really interesting stage in the season.

In Argentina theres going to be a great end as 6 teams go for the Clausura title with two games left.

1    Boca Juniors    33    
2    CA Tigre    32       
3    Arsenal Sarandi 32      
4    Newell's Old Boys 31    
5    Vélez Sársfield    30          
6    All Boys    30

In the second division the 2 big boys are 1st and 2nd. River Plate top though Rosario have a game in hand. Trezeguet scoring goals for River and Championship Manager legend Fernando Cavenaghi contributing too, managed by Matias Almeyda.

A Boca v River Cup final was so close but River lost on pens to Racing.


In Uruguay the giants Nacional will play off with Defensor Sporting, Nacional won the Apertura, Defensor the Clausura. An epic Derby between Nacional and Penarol recently was settled by Alvaro Recoba! Nacional are managed by the crazy former Argentina player Marcelo Gallardo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBFz6AV8IOo


The Brazilian league has just started after a load of State Championship stuff. Vasco the early leaders led by this old genius still doing his thing. Last night :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXMSpMWm4o4

Atletico Mineiro in second with City reject Jo scoring a couple, they recently signed Ronaldinho aswell. Luis Fabiano getting a few goals for Sao Paulo and Vagner Love has scored in all 4 league games so far. Corinthians and Santos have started woefully but their priorities are elsewhere.

ESPN in the UK have started showing live games on weekends which is immense and theyve been goal crazy so far.

Brazilian Cup semis are Sao Paulo v Coritiba, Palmeiras v Gremio, winner gets a Copa Libertadores place. Could have a great derby in the final with Sao Paulo and Palmeiras.


Copa Libertadores is at the semi final stage, theres an amazing derby in midweek with Santos meeting Corinthians in the first leg and Boca Juniors playing the exciting Univ De Chile in the other semi. Something great is bound to happen, Santos want to retain it, Boca are going for a treble, the massive Corinthians have somehow never won it and Univ De Chile are going for the South American double as they already hold the Copa Sudamericana.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 08:41:03 PM »
Used to watch a few Boca games each season, not sure why I stopped doing that. I still keep an eye out for them from time to time though, would love to see them win the Copa Libertadores again.

I like South American football. Most people think its full of big girls diving around, but I think it is alot harder/ dirtier than European football. I' ve seen alot of yellow cards in Argentina that would be a straight red in Europe.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 09:29:31 PM »
Me too, it's boss. You've got Brazil which seems to go goal crazy at times then Argentina with the incredible atmospheres and physical games. I love it, wish it got more coverage here, the Argie derbies would be a huge hit.

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 11:36:13 AM »
Lucas Moura wins the first leg of the cup semi for Sao Paulo in the 89th minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBl4EoB3T2E

Palmeiras won 2-0 away so an awesome derby in the final is looking on.

In the Libertadores Corinthians got a great win away to Santos. A special goal won it :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPY3tkpXVNk&feature=related

Boca won their first leg 2-0 in an astonishing atmosphere :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qe4fZ2tiE0&feature=player_embedded

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 10:54:02 PM »

In Uruguay the giants Nacional will play off with Defensor Sporting, Nacional won the Apertura, Defensor the Clausura.

And Alvaro Recoba wins it for Nacional!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTm2vg_hvCc

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 01:11:09 AM »
In Chile at the moment and I took in the Boca Juniors - Universidad de Chile game the other night (Copa Libertadores, Boca won 2-0). I was amazed by the fans and the atmosphere in the Boca stadium. Likewise, I was amazed at how holding the ball, keeping possession, just seems to be a totally foreign concept here. It's purely attacking football, end to end. Not really my thing but it was fairly exciting nonetheless.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 02:26:44 AM »
John Lennon just made his Botafogo debut in a 2-1 win over Internacional.  Imagine that (shamelessly stolen from Twitter)

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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2012, 09:46:52 PM »
Juninho has just buried another free kick. Incredible.

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 10:33:25 PM »
Anyone ever been to a league match in Rio? Advice? Which team to aim to watch? Don't know a lot about Brazilian football but seeing as I'll be over there would definitely like to try and get to a game!

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 10:57:07 PM »
Anyone ever been to a league match in Rio? Advice? Which team to aim to watch? Don't know a lot about Brazilian football but seeing as I'll be over there would definitely like to try and get to a game!

If you can see a Fluminense vs. Flamengo that's the best game in Rio, if not go see either play. Until recently Ronaldhino played for Flamengo but he recently left. Both are good teams.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2012, 11:18:55 PM »
Juan Sebastien Veron will play his last ever professional game for Estudiantes LP on saturday against Santa Fe. He's a legend regardless if he succeeded in England or not.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 11:28:42 PM »
Amazing reception! He's carried them to some epic times since going back, it seems like now he's either injured or doubtful for every game though. Boss player.

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2012, 05:05:47 AM »
I see Gabriel Milito is retiring at age 31.

He goes on to say:

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"I don't feel well, either physically or mentally. I've been thinking about this since the start of the year. It isn't an easy decision because I love what I do.I'm happy to finish my career at the club where I started. I made my professional debut at the club that I wanted and I'm retiring where I want. I'm very grateful to the directors for allowing me to fulfil this dream. I'm also grateful for the fans. They have made me very happy.I think that after this decision I need a break. In the future I want to be involved with football again."

Given how many injuries he's had over the past few years I'm not surprised. Bit more surprised that he's played almost as many games for Independiente in a single year than he did for Barcelona in about four.

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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2012, 12:47:26 PM »
If you can see a Fluminense vs. Flamengo that's the best game in Rio, if not go see either play. Until recently Ronaldhino played for Flamengo but he recently left. Both are good teams.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 11:13:15 AM »
Corinthians knocked out Santos. Neymar put Santos ahead but Corinthians levelled on the night and went through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrWOAVaP0Ec

Immense atmosphere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXBptIuYA88

Santos player mauls a ball boy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijtFwzvHxaA

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 11:13:58 AM »
the argentine league is getting exciting in its final phase as Tigres who could win the league this weekend can also get relegated!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2012, 04:05:05 PM »
Universidad de Chile 0 - 0 Boca Juniors, allowing Boca to advance to the final of the Copa Libertadores on aggregate (0-2). In reality U de Chile should have been up by at least 3 with the amount of bars hit and chances created.
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« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 05:16:22 PM »
Universidad de Chile 0 - 0 Boca Juniors, allowing Boca to advance to the final of the Copa Libertadores on aggregate (0-2). In reality U de Chile should have been up by at least 3 with the amount of bars hit and chances created.

Universidad de Liverpool you say ;). Good to see Boca in the final, hope they win it.
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2012, 08:34:40 PM »
River are around 20mins from promotion. David Trezeguet puts them 1 up.

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/127729/1/watch-river-plate-vs-almirante-brown-.html

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2012, 08:45:35 PM »
ESPN tend to show the Brazilian games here in the UK.  tonight at 1030pm they have Vasco da Gama v Cruzeiro live.  First against second in the league.

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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2012, 08:56:29 PM »
Trezeguet gets another and they've won the league. Great scenes, Almeyda in tears.

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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2012, 12:01:44 AM »
Good game on espn.  Vasco 2-1 down at home.  20mins to go.  2nd goal was a corker like.

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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2012, 01:31:14 PM »
what happened in the argie league between Tigre and Boca, did Tigre win the league and get relegated?

edit: looks like arsenal won it leapfrogging tigre and boca, tigre stayed up
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 01:39:31 PM »
Little Arsenal won it, Tigre didnt go down. Boca had an outside shot but played reserves ahead of the CL final in the week and lost.

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« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2012, 10:45:03 AM »
Boca - Corinthians tonight. CL Final 1st leg. 1.50am or more like 2am knowing the Argies. Will be one of the most incredible atmospheres you'll ever see.

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« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2012, 11:17:13 AM »
Boca - Corinthians tonight. CL Final 1st leg. 1.50am or more like 2am knowing the Argies. Will be one of the most incredible atmospheres you'll ever see.
Fernando duarte saying Boca forced Corinthians to train in La Bombera under darkness :D
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« Reply #28 on: July 5, 2012, 02:01:45 AM »
1-1 after the first leg. this should be a great final.

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« Reply #29 on: July 5, 2012, 02:24:57 AM »
cracking game so far - really wide open with each side holding nothing back - and of course incredible atmosphere as you would expect

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« Reply #30 on: July 5, 2012, 02:29:56 AM »
Is it just me or is there steady stream of fouls in this game, play abit staggered really an no proper chances on goal but quick pace.

Plus players rolling around whenever they hit the deck, potential to be good match but just hasn't got going yet.
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« Reply #31 on: July 5, 2012, 02:45:24 AM »
0-0 HT,pretty dull stuff.

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« Reply #32 on: July 5, 2012, 02:47:33 AM »
This game needs a goal quickly, whenever I watch Boca they always seem so boring. Really hope this livens up, right now with only 1 shot on goal it's abit dire. If it stays like this what happens?
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« Reply #33 on: July 5, 2012, 02:50:31 AM »
This game needs a goal quickly, whenever I watch Boca they always seem so boring. Really hope this livens up, right now with only 1 shot on goal it's abit dire. If it stays like this what happens?
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« Reply #34 on: July 5, 2012, 02:52:06 AM »
Is it just me or is there steady stream of fouls in this game, play abit staggered really an no proper chances on goal but quick pace.

Plus players rolling around whenever they hit the deck, potential to be good match but just hasn't got going yet.

It looked to me the ref was letting quite a bit go and easily could be calling it tighter. Boca unlucky in having to replace their GK.

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« Reply #35 on: July 5, 2012, 02:52:52 AM »
Extra time,away goals rule not in force.

Extra times looks like the likely outcome after that half to be honest Corinthians goal early would liven this up, bring Boca out more.
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« Reply #36 on: July 5, 2012, 03:13:00 AM »
Damn this is a stop start game, if someone could trouble from a set piece they'd be in business here. 
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« Reply #37 on: July 5, 2012, 03:14:08 AM »
Guys. Watch Fernando Lucas from Gremio. He's going to be quite the player.  :wave
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« Reply #38 on: July 5, 2012, 03:14:08 AM »
1-0 Corinthians, came from a set piece haha
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« Reply #39 on: July 5, 2012, 03:18:07 AM »
The place has went mental since the goal
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