This week’s Copa Libertadores games.

Group 4 09/04/2013                         CA Peñarol          –             Deportes Iquique 09/04/2013                         Vélez Sársfield  –             CS Emelec Group 2 10/04/2013                         Tigre      –             Sporting Cristal Group 6 10/04/2013                        Deportes Tolima                –             Santa Fe 10/04/2013                         Real Garcilaso    –             Cerro Porteño Group 5 11/04/2013                         Corinthians SP   –             Club San José 11/04/2013                         Club Tijuana       –             […]

Montero shines in Quito.

Ecuador 4 Paraguay 1   Ecuador took a huge step towards qualification with a comfortable win over Paraguay. The win puts “La Tri” on 20 points thanks mainly to their home form in the Atahaulpa stadium. Ecuador started with a full strength team that included Antonio Valencia, Cristain Benitez, Jefferson Montero and Filipe Caicedo. The […]

Honours even in La Paz

The Albicelestes would have been mindful of their last visit to La Paz during World Cup qualification. 4 years ago they were hammered 6 – 1 in the thin air of the Bolivian capital. It wasn’t quite as bad this time around but they did struggle. The home team dominated the first half and deservedly […]

CONMEBOL Qualifier results.

Colombia 5 Bolivia 0 “El Cafeteros” were the first to start on Friday afternoon and they wasted no time in slapping aside Bolivia in Barranquilla. Torres, Valdes, Gutierrez, Falcoa and Armero each grabbed a goal to bolster their 2nd place position and condemn Bolivia to 2nd bottom. Paraguay 1 Uruguay 1 In Montevideo, Luis Suarez had […]

Bees halt Brazilian match

I’m not sure what is more surprising the bees or the fact that Rivaldo is still on the go (35 seconds). I saw this once before in Mexican friendly match. That time the stadium officials chose to douse the bees with water, only enraging them further. The bees then moved on to a pitch-side microphone […]

Lost in Translation

Luis Suarez has become the latest player to be caught out with loose chat to journalists. I’m not sure why players constantly make this same mistake. Especially in these days of 24 hour news dissemination and social media. All to often foreign players let their guard and blab to their fellow countrymen seemingly unaware of the consequences. The […]

Barcelona come to town

On Sunday it was back to the Atahaulpa Stadium to watch the current champions : Deportivo Quito against the champions elect: Barcelona. Although i arrived with my friend at the stadium 15 mins before the game it took at least half an hour to get into the Atahaulpa. Long lines were snaked around the ground […]

Barcelona on the brink of Championship

Barcelona all but sealed the Segunda Etape title (and overall championship) with a lucky win against Deportivo Quito yesterday. They took the lead through a Narcisso Mina header in the 13th minute then seemed happy to sit back and let Deportivo control the game. However it quickly became clear that Deportivo were not going to […]