We’re used to seeing soccer players and fans act despicably, but it’s pretty rare for a coach to jump into the fray of depressingly common shitheadery. Defying this trend is Juan Carlos Gambandé, the goalkeepers’ coach at Argentina’s Racing Club, being a racist asshole at the expense of some Brazilian fans.
Boca Juniors keeper Agustín Orion appeared to be knocked out after taking a blow to the head in the first half of his team’s Copa Libertadores match against Cerro Porteño tonight in Buenos Aires, but stayed in the match after several minutes of laying motionless on the pitch.
Have you ever wanted to check out a Copa Libertadores game? Not as much as this dog here, you haven’t. The good boy in question made the absolute most of his time on the pitch, runnin’, yippin’, hootin’, hollerin’, and jumpin’ until he was carried off like a little baby. Even as he was being whisked away, he kept…
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.
Karma works fast.
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.
Montevideo Wanderers manager Alfredo Arias had to be held back by riot shield-bearing police following his team’s loss to Argentine side Racing Club in the second leg of tonight’s Copa Libertadores match.
In a weird way, you have to admire the shamelessness of soccer players. This guy so obviously slams the base of his palm into the other guy’s face, then immediately stands up and wags his finger, like “Noooo way, ref. Noooooo way did I just do anything.” The audacity is awe-inspiring.
If you add it up, Máximo Banguera of Barcelona SC spends nearly two minutes pretending to be dead to the world in between a late tackle on an Atlético Nacional player and when the ref finally shows him the red card he was obviously trying to avoid.
Santos star and Brazilian international Neymar has been linked time and again, often prematurely, to transfers to big European clubs. But Neymar is still in Brazil, perhaps because he can do things there like dribble the entire length of the field without someone giving him a tumble, which is what he did yesterday…
In the first half of this Copa Libertadores semi-final match between Cerro Porteño vs Santos, C.P. goalkeeper Diego Baretto dove in a valiant attempt to prevent soon-to-be-Chelsea-wonderboy Neymar from scoring. Baretto dove to punch the ball away, only he dove and punched the ball back into the goal. It's pretty…
Your morning roundup for May 7, the first Saturday after the gays seized control of Atlantic City.
As everyone already knows, Penarol (of Uruguay) defeated Liga de Quito (of Ecuador) 1-0 in their Copa Libertadores match in Montevideo yesterday. Twas a fine victory which moved Penarol atop their group in the South American Football Confederation's tournament. But that wasn't enough for Penarol back Dario…