The Copa Libertadores remains the best soccer competition you’re not watching, and Boca Juniors made it a thriller tonight in Bolivia as Federico Carrizo hammered home a Stephen Curry-range free kick in the 95th minute to save a draw against the home side.
There’s no such thing as a friendly between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Every Superclásico is an opportunity for the bitter crosstown rivals to humiliate the other, and yesterday’s match was no different. Boca had three players sent off with direct red cards, and River lost two.
The commentators say all that needs to be said about the increasingly gross camera angles showing Carlos Tévez giving Ezequiel Ham a new joint in the middle of his shin: “Ai ai ai ai ai ai ai. ... Ooooo, no no no no no no no! ... AHHHHH!”
River Plate players were stranded nearly two hours on the pitch at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires after yesterday’s Superclásico match in the Copa Libertadores was suspended due to players being attacked by Boca Juniors fans. Here’s how police finally got them off the pitch.
Tonight’s second leg of the Superclásico Copa Libertadores matchup between Argentine powerhouses Boca Juniors and River Plate was suspended as the visitors were attacked by pepper spray-wielding Boca supporters.
We can understand the temptation, hanging around after a press conference and seeing all that technology tantalizingly strewn about with no one watching over it. But dude—while looking around all sneaky-like, didn’t you notice all the cameras around?
Above is a picture of Lorena Sabio and her daughter, wearing a River Plate shirt ahead of the club's match against archrivals Boca Juniors last Thursday. Sometime later that evening, she was in the hospital undergoing a total of 14 operations to deal with the savage beating she claims she endured at the hands of a…
Yesterday was the Superclásico, the big showdown between Buenos Aires sides River Plate and Boca Juniors. As is customary for this derby, there were scores of injuries reported—most of them among stewards in the visiting Boca Juniors' stand. The actions captured in this video, I will never understand—fans savagely…
So here's a grand idea: The notoriously rabid fans of Buenos Aires soccer team Boca Juniors are so renowned for their insane support that they're actually renting themselves out to other countries' teams.
We've actually been to the Boca Juniors stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and we can vouch: It's a scary place when games aren't going on. (It's the type of area that's charming on one side of the street and has naked children running down the other.) And, it appears, it's a terrible place to get a tattoo.