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After five frenetic weeks of group phase action, the Copa Libertadores now takes a break. There are a couple games on April 1, but normal service is only resumed the following week. In three of the groups, the teams have played three of their six group games. In the other five groups, they have played four.
We are more than halfway through the phase. It is an appropriate moment, then, to reflect on what has happened so far.
The competition might lack the quality of Europe's Champions League, but...
Argentinian giants Boca Juniors made it two wins from as many games in Group 5 of the Copa Libertadores after edging to a 2-1 victory over Montevideo Wanderers.
Boca began their group campaign with victory over Palestino and took the lead just after the half hour against their Uruguayan visitors when Juan Komar, who replaced Guillermo Burdisso in the 16th minute, headed home from Nicolas Lodeiro's free-kick.
Diogo Riolfo levelled matters almost immediately afterwards but on-loan Southampton striker...
"If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!" This often seemed the philosophy by which the former president of the Argentine Football Association, Julio Grondona, lived his life. Leading the organisation from 1979 to 2014, he was, until his death in July 2014, the last Argentine public figure in a position of power from the era of the country's last military dictatorship, and he often ruled Argentine football with an iron fist to match that legacy.
Of course, the quote isn't something Julio Grondona...
Southampton striker and Italy international Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has completed a move to Boca Juniors on loan through June 30, Southampton confirmed on Thursday.
The forward's temporary spell with Inter Milan has been cut short, allowing him to move to the Argentinian side ahead of their new season, the club said.
The Nerazzurri tried to send the 29-year-old back to Southampton this winter after an on-field row with teammate Mauro Icardi, while Juventus had showed an interest in taking over...