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 By Tim Vickery
Oct 21, 2014

Financial irresponsibility at the heart of Botafogo and Deportivo Quito's issues

Botafogo and Deportivo Quito played off against each other in the Copa Libertadores in February.

At the start of the year, Botafogo of Brazil met Ecuador's Deportivo Quito in the qualifying round of the Copa Libertadores -- South America's Champions League.

It should have been a happy occasion for both. For Botafogo, it was the first time they had appeared in South America's premier club competition since 1996. For Deportivo Quito, it might have appeared to mark their consolidation. A traditional club from the Ecuadorian capital, they ended a 40 year wait for their third championship win in...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Sep 23, 2014

Basile: Pope Francis once booted from San Lorenzo dressing room

The pope has smiled on San Lorenzo, and the Argentine club has returned the love.

Long-time Argentine coach Alfio "Coco" Basile said that during his time at the helm of San Lorenzo, he asked Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, to leave the dressing room so he would not distract the players.

- San Lorenzo to name stadium after Pope Francis 

In 1998, when Basile took charge of the club, he told Argentine TV program "Linea de Tiempo" that one of the first measures...

 By Tim Vickery
Aug 13, 2014

San Lorenzo capture first Copa title

San Lorenzo head coach Edgardo Bauza says lifting the Copa Libertadores is the final piece of the trophy-winning jigsaw for the ten-time Argentine league champions.

It has been a long wait, but San Lorenzo of Argentina -- semifinalists in 1960, in the first version of the Copa Libertadores -- have finally won South America's premier club competition.

In front of their own fans they beat Nacional of Paraguay 1-0 to take the trophy 2-1 on aggregate.

The club have an illustrious supporter: Pope Francis is a staunch San Lorenzo fan, and perhaps he organised a little divine intervention. Because this was a game won, not by the hand of God, but perhaps by a hand...

Aug 13, 2014

San Lorenzo win Copa Libertadores

San Lorenzo players celebrate winning the Copa Libertadores over Nacional for the first Copa triumph in the team's 100-plus-year history.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- San Lorenzo of Argentina, Pope Francis' favourite team, defeated Paraguayan side Nacional 1-0 to win the Copa Libertadores title for the first time on Wednesday.

Nestor Ortigoza converted a penalty in the 36th minute to give the club their first major international title in their 106-year history. They clinched the title 2-1 on aggregate. The teams drew 1-1 last week in Paraguay.

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San Lorenzo had been the only top Argentine club yet to win Latin America's most important...

By ESPN Staff
Aug 13, 2014

Acosta: San Lorenzo can make history

Ex-San Lorenzo striker Alberto Acosta looks ahead to the Copa Libertadores final second leg against Nacional of Paraguay on Thursday.

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