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Boca Juniors

Navarro: Heart carries River past Boca

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Nervy first leg hampers Boca

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 By Tim Vickery

Juan Roman Riquelme: The master of his art will be missed by Argentina

The ESPN FC team reflect back on Juan Roman Riquelme's storied career and the crew is forced to pick which was the best professional footballer.

Towards the end of 2001, a tribute match for Argentine legend Diego Maradona was staged at Boca Juniors' famous stadium, La Bombonera, in Buenos Aires. The spectators included then-Argentina national team coach Marcelo Bielsa, who was roundly booed. However, the fans' ire had nothing to do with any falling out between Bielsa and Maradona, but rather the fact that the coach had no place in his team for Juan Roman Riquelme, the playmaker and idol of the Boca side of the time -- who announced his retirement...

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1 day ago

Argentine icon Riquelme retires

Juan Roman Riquelme announced his retirement from football after an illustrious career with Barcelona, Villarreal and Boca Juniors.

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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Juan Riquelme -- ex-Argentina, Boca Juniors and Villarreal star -- retires

Juan Roman Riquelme announced his retirement from football after an illustrious career with Barcelona, Villarreal and Boca Juniors.

Legendary Argentina and Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has retired from football.

Speaking Sunday in an interview with ESPN Argentina, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist made it official: "I've made the decision to not play football anymore," said the 36-year-old Riquelme. "I have been clear since after [earning] promotion with Argentinos. I was clear that to continue playing it had to be something that interested me. I thought it best to take it calmly and communicate that I am not going...

By ESPN Staff
7 days ago

WATCH: Marin's horror tackle

A truly menacing two-legged tackle made by the Boca Juniors defender on Racing Club's Ricardo Centurion saw him see straight red.

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Heart carries River Plate past Boca Juniors

River Plate summoned just enough to edge past rivals Boca Juniors in the Copa Sudamericana semifinals.
River Plate summoned just enough to edge past rivals Boca Juniors in the Copa Sudamericana semifinals.

BUENOS AIRES -- There's a saying that it doesn't matter if you play well or poorly in Superclásicos, you have to just win them, and it looks like River took to the pitch with this well in mind in their attempt to win, not only a decisive match, but the entire semifinal round of the Copa Sudamericana. The thought being: when you don't have the skill and your legs don't respond, it's your heart that does the pushing.

For the return leg at the Monumental, the Millionarios put a little bit of each...