Approaching a mini pause due to the upcoming international break, the Copa Libertadores has a big week coming up, with 28 of the 32 teams in action.
Some are playing their third of six group games, while most are playing their fourth. This is the time, then, when qualification for the knockout stage starts to be defined. There are some huge matches coming up in the next few days. These are the five to pay attention to.
Tuesday, Group 8
Sporting Cristal (Peru, 5 points) vs. Racing (Argentina, 6 points)
No one scored more than five goals in last year's Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League. This year, after just two games, one player already has six.
Gustavo Bou of Argentina's Racing has started off the competition with back-to-back hat tricks, first away to Deportivo Tachira of Venezuela and then at home to Guarani of Paraguay. He could already have more, too; he rattled the post in Venezuela and mis-kicked his shot when clean through against the keeper on Tuesday night in Avellaneda,...
BUENOS AIRES -- There was suffering, it's true. Because the 1-0 score against a tepid Godoy Cruz squad didn't look like a sure result once River Plate, in second place two points behind Racing at the start of Sunday and playing at the same time, took the lead against Quilmes.
But the anxiety didn't last long. Racing was immediately able to celebrate their long-sought title after a 13-year dry spell.
The final outcome of the match (an almost permanently subdued opponent) and the league (Diego...
Manchester City have completed the signing of Argentina under-20 international Bruno Zuculini, the Premier League champions have announced.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who joins from Argentinian side Racing Club, was part of City's preseason tours of Scotland and the United States and scored in the friendly against Kansas City.
Zuculini, who is available for Sunday's Community Shield against Arsenal, said on the club's official website:"I'm very excited...