Altitude Sickness in La Paz : thread for south american club football, copa libertadores etc.

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Do we have any southern american club football experts here? I like the idea of teams travelling 10 weeks to get to an away match. I watched about 5 minutes of a Peru premier league match after hearing Tim Vickery waxing about Sporting Cristal, so I guess that makes me an expert.

kid steel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:22 (seven years ago) link

I occasionally watch chilean football.i follow u de chile.

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 12:21 (seven years ago) link

this thread is going to be a winner, i can tell.

chilean football, the only south american football ive watched enough of to comment on, is fairly terrible, with some bright talent appearing periodically and then leaving for argentina/europe. an indication of how bad chilean football is: it's full of argentinians but i read an article a couple months ago that a player who plays for u de c was being considered for an argentina call-up, which would make him the first chilean based argentinian to ever get his first cap while playing for a chilean club (and in the end he didnt even get the cap).

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:20 (seven years ago) link

I was reading somewhere that uni de chile play a bit like a bielsa team. are they good to watch? how did you get into chilean football?

kid steel (cajunsunday), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:46 (seven years ago) link

the coach sampaoli is openly an admirer of bielsa and plays a very similar game, an attacking 3-4-3 with most of the team participating in attacks and goals distributed throughout the team. they were fun to watch last year when they won both the chilean championships and the copa sudamericana. not watched them this year since they lost their main star eduardo vargas - think a less skilful, more direct alexis sanchéz - to napoli in the winter transfer window. they're running away with the apertura and are on their way to progressing thru the group stages of the libertadores though as far as i can remember.

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:32 (seven years ago) link

in the 169th chilean superclásico universidad de chile have beaten colo colo 5-0. a historic goleada. and only 237 arrests! ha.

zverotic discourse (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:18 (seven years ago) link

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kid steel (cajunsunday), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:33 (seven years ago) link

For reasons that I'm not entirely sure of I am currently watching Denilsen, Jadson and Luis Fabiano for Sao Paulo narrowly beating Botafogo 1-0, v nice finsih by Jadson. Botafogo also have a Jadson but he's not the famous one. Sao Paulo have a Lucas which cheers me up. I don't really understand the Brazilian Lge schedule as apparently this is the opening game of the season but Denilsen has been there since August? So has he already played a season? I'm confused. The pitch isn't up to much and the Sao Paulo defence looks wretched so maybe Botafogo can come back in the 2nd half. Also the commentators reckon Santos will swap Ganso for Robinho this summer.

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 10:01 (seven years ago) link

Brazil runs its season in two parts iirc - the state championships are in the first half of the year and the Campeonato Brasileiro is in the second, finishing around Christmas. If São Paulo (São Paulo state) are playing Botafogo (Rio de Janeiro state) this must be the opening of the CB, I'm guessing.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 21 May 2012 10:07 (seven years ago) link

Aw thanks. Yes, it appears you are correct.

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 10:10 (seven years ago) link

Botafogo did indeed manage an equalizer, but Fabiano has just dispatched a Jadson cross. 2-1 Sao Paulo.

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 10:17 (seven years ago) link

Now Botafogo come back to lead 3-2. Good, if slightly haphazard, stuff this.

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 10:28 (seven years ago) link

4-2 Botafogo. Herrera (who only came on at half-time) gets his hat-trick!

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 10:33 (seven years ago) link

According to the Sky planner Botafogo have a rightback called John Lennon. Don't think he played did he? Only saw the 1st half, didn't hear him mentioned.

Chris, Monday, 21 May 2012 14:14 (seven years ago) link

No, I was listening out for him :)

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 14:17 (seven years ago) link

It appears to be true. That's him on the left.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 21 May 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

What are the chances of him ending up at Liverpool, if only for the shirt sales?

Ismael Klata, Monday, 21 May 2012 14:36 (seven years ago) link

Tell him we'll name an airport after him and he's sure to come.

pandemic, Monday, 21 May 2012 14:43 (seven years ago) link

The defending champions, Boca have 32 points from 16 games with three to play in the Clausura championship, the second league tournament of the complex Argentina season.

Tigre have 29 points after Mariano Echeverría gave them a 1-1 draw at Atlético Rafaela, where Alexis Castro opened the scoring just after half-time. However, Tigre dropped to 19th in the relegation standings, which are decided over three seasons, putting them back in the danger zone.

It's nice to have everything up for grabs at season's end, but this is ridiculous.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 07:49 (seven years ago) link

lol, no way would I be able to deal with following the EPL if it was formatted like that.

pandemic, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:28 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

One game to go now, and Boca have screwed up by losing 3-0 at home to Arsenal, who now lead the table from Tigre on goals scored. Neither of these have ever won the title before. Both have home games against midtable opponents (Belgrano and Indepediente) in their final fixture. Boca are the only other side who can win: they are two points behind.

Tigre are out of the relegation playoff places only by a whisker - 0.004 points average - so it's still possible that they could win the league while being simultaneously relegated.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 18 June 2012 10:20 (seven years ago) link

Arsenal fans rejoice! This lot do hold their nerve, 1-0 winners over Belgrano, while Tigre draw 2-2 with Independiente (thereby also avoiding the drop, so some consolation). They seem to be the smallest club in the league, so extra well done them.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 24 June 2012 22:37 (seven years ago) link

first leg of libertadores final boca vs corinthians in like an hour and a bit? i think. im working in 6 hours and a bit tho so i will be asleep.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 23:06 (seven years ago) link

Second leg was last night but I forgot all about it. 2-0 to Corinthians, who win 4-1 on points for their first title. Riquelme announced that he was leaving Boca as he's no energy left to give - I don't know whether this means he's retired or not.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 5 July 2012 09:49 (seven years ago) link

"This afternoon, I spoke with the president and informed him that I would not continue," Riquelme told reporters. "I am very grateful to the club and the team, I know I am, but I have nothing left to give the club, I'm empty.

"The relationship I share with Boca is great, I'm a fan of this club but now I have reached the end of the road.

"Now I just want to go home, have a barbecue with my friends, see my children and greet them. All I ask is for forgiveness from my child that I could not win the cup again."

mizzell, Thursday, 5 July 2012 15:52 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...
three months pass...

Arsenal winger Pablo Luguercio earned the first red card of the championship for reacting with a slap in the face for Emanuel Britez after the Union defender had touched his buttocks as he was shielding the ball.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 9 February 2013 12:04 (six years ago) link

moullet, Friday, 15 February 2013 00:10 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

moullet, Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:37 (five years ago) link

atletico mineiro won against tijuana (1x1, 2x2; goalkeeper saves a penalty @ 48')
then newell old boys (0x2; 2x0; 3x2 in penals)
the olimpia (0x2; 2x0; 4x3 penals)

that was great

The 11: Victor, Marcos Rocha (Michel played in the finals), Rever (GIlberto Silva), Leonardo Silva, Richarlyson (Julio Cesar); Pierre, Josue (Leandro Donizete), Ronaldinho (Guilherme); Bernard, Tardelli (Luan), Jô.

moullet, Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:42 (five years ago) link

Ronaldino now the 7th player to win both CL and CL titles.

Just Elevate... And Decide In The Air -- Above the Rim (dan m), Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:09 (five years ago) link


Just Elevate... And Decide In The Air -- Above the Rim (dan m), Thursday, 25 July 2013 16:09 (five years ago) link

I wish we saw more of the CL here, it seems a good tourney

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 25 July 2013 17:21 (five years ago) link

ronaldinho joins dida, cafu & roque junior as the 4th to win CL/CL/WC

moullet, Friday, 26 July 2013 02:59 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

just astor (alomar lines), Friday, 21 August 2015 04:19 (three years ago) link


you too could be called a 'Star' by the Compliance Unit (jim in glasgow), Friday, 21 August 2015 05:03 (three years ago) link

one year passes...
one year passes...

Magnificent example of the thread title in action tonight - Jorge Wilstermann, who play at an altitude of 8300 feet, lost the away leg of their Copa Libertadores qualifier against Vasco de Gama 4-0 and are leading the home tie 3-0 at half time.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Thursday, 22 February 2018 01:46 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

Boca have just scored against River Plate in the 1st leg - goalie screwed up

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:36 (eight months ago) link

Fuck River pulled one back 30 secs later - fuck!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:37 (eight months ago) link

Great finish.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:38 (eight months ago) link


xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:39 (eight months ago) link

This game is wild.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:42 (eight months ago) link

Since the goals this has just been insane end-to-end xp

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:42 (eight months ago) link

2-1 Boca, just before HT

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:47 (eight months ago) link

Great flick

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:47 (eight months ago) link

It hasn't let up in the 2nd half..

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:19 (eight months ago) link

2-2, its an og!!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:20 (eight months ago) link

First leg of the final, right?

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:31 (eight months ago) link

(I ask because I want more)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:31 (eight months ago) link


Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:35 (eight months ago) link

well Boca should've won with the keeper.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:50 (eight months ago) link

boca bus was attacked as the team entered the river plate stadium, seems like this is going to be delayed if not rescheduled

Boca supporters are assembling outside the team hotel in Puerto Madero before the squad make the 10km or so journey to the Monumental in some hours

— Peter Coates (@golazoargentino) November 24, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:25 (seven months ago) link

#Libertadores latest: River and Boca now reportedly both in agreement that the final should not be played today, CONMEBOL reportedly insistent that it be played.

— Austin Miller (@austin_james906) November 24, 2018

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:36 (seven months ago) link

my spanish suuuucks

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 24 November 2018 20:37 (seven months ago) link

postponed again
i went to a River game in august and the intensity of the crowd, for a game against belgrano in the rain, it was like nothing i'd ever seen. the upper deck at el monumental juust throbs, for hours

alomar lines, Sunday, 25 November 2018 17:33 (seven months ago) link

yeah the atmosphere for the first match was just something else...hope the 2nd leg is w/out incident.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 26 November 2018 14:16 (seven months ago) link

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