Copa Libertadores de América

August 19th, 2010

Inter Take The Libertadores.

By: Mauro | Comments 5 Comments

With the Beira-Rio in all it’s glory, bathed in 50,000 + red shirts and lit with red flares, the drama started early. Really early. During the national anthems, in fact.

The Brazilian band hired to play the anthems cut the Mexican anthem short and to show their displeasure, Adolfo “El Bofo” Bautista walked away and started warming up while his teammates started talking to each other DURING the Brazilian anthem. Of course, the Beira-Rio started to boo the Chivas team immediately.
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August 18th, 2010

Inter Look To Lift The Trophy on Their Ground.

By: Mauro | Comments 1 Comment

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So this is it. The BIG match. The one we’ve been waiting for since the end of January when the first stage matches began for this edition of the Copa Libertadores.
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August 13th, 2010

Chivas With The Uphill Battle In Porto Alegre.

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Chivas suffered early on. Inter caught the home side on their back foot, found more space and were able to spend the first ten minutes in Chivas’ half. They even had a shot by Kleber go wide.
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August 10th, 2010

Chivas Host Inter In The First Leg Of The Final.

By: Mauro | Comments 6 Comments

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One of Mexico’s most popular clubs, Chivas de Guadalajara, is hosting, arguably, their most important international final match in the history of their club tonight. Club Sport Internacional come to town for the first leg of the final of the Copa Libertadores in Guadalajara at Chivas’ new Estadio Omnilife, in what would be it’s first official match.
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August 6th, 2010

Inter Lose At The Morumbi But Get To The Final.

By: Mauro | Comments 3 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is the way a semifinal of a major competition should be played. In front of almost 60,000 screaming fans, vuvuzelas blowing (That’s right U de Chile!), flares filling the stadium with smoke and on the pitch one of the best matches I’ve seen since the end of the World Cup.
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August 5th, 2010

Inter Travel to São Paulo With One Foot in the Final.

By: Mauro | Comments 4 Comments

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I’m looking forward to this match. While I may not be able to watch it live, I am recording it in case work rears it’s ugly head in the next few hours.
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August 4th, 2010

Chivas With The Beat Down.

By: Mauro | Comments 7 Comments

Well, the men have definitely separated from the boys in the first semifinal of the Copa Libertadores. Unfortunately for us South American purists, Chivas showed how men play this game and have placed themselves in the final of this South American competition in resounding fashion and brimming with confidence.
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August 3rd, 2010

U de Chile Look To Close Out Chivas At Home.

By: Mauro | Comments 3 Comments

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Ok, this is where we separate the men from the boys or like Alex Ferguson once said, “this is squeaky bum time.” Tonight, two of the four best teams in South America, and North America for that matter, face off to see who is going to earn a place for themselves in the final.
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July 29th, 2010

Inter Go All Out, But Only Get One Goal.

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First off, hats of to those 40,000+ Inter fans who showed up and gave their side a proper show of support tonight. I was very impressed with their passion and chants throughout the match. And to São Paulo’s defense and keeper, thanks for keeping this a close and exciting match.
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July 28th, 2010

Inter Host São Paulo in an ALL Brazilian Semi-Final.

By: Mauro | Comments 2 Comments

In Semi-final 2 taking place tonight we have an all Brazilian affair which guarantees that a Brazilian team will be in the final. The first leg of this tie will take place in Porto Alegre at the Estadio José Pinheiro Borda a.k.a. Beira-Rio. Refereed by Argentine Hector Baldassi, this match has the makings of a hotly contested tie.
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