Author Archives: Nestor F. S.

Copa Libertadores Round of 16: A Look Back

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN Chile's Universidad Catolica, Brazil's Fluminense and Argentina's Velez Sarsfield put themselves in prime position to advance to the quarterfinals with favorable results in this week's first legs of the Copa Libertadores Round of 16 stage. Brazil's … Continue reading »

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Copa Libertadores: Group stage concludes this week; Flu and Santos battling to continue

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN Four groups down, four to go. Copa Libertadores finally wraps up its group-stage matches this week as 12 teams battle for the seven remaining spots available in the Round of 16, with defending champions Internacional of … Continue reading »

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Copa Libertadores: Cruzeiro moves on as top seed, Liga de Quito takes its group

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN Brazil's Cruzeiro grabbed the top seed into the knockout stages after romping to another win this past week, Ecuador's Liga de Quito took first in its group following an emphatic home victory and supporters for Uruguay's … Continue reading »

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Copa Libertadores: Much still to be determined as group play wraps up

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN The Copa Libertadores group phase winds down over the next week as the final matchday approaches. With six sides through and 20 teams still battling for the 10 available spots into the knockout round, this has … Continue reading »

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Atletico Junior perfect; Jaguares, Caracas surprise at Copa Libertadores

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN It's only been four weeks of group-stage competition of the Copa Libertadores, but the tournament has already provided some epic matches and surprising results, as Colombia's Atletico Junior remains perfect after three matches in its group, … Continue reading »

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A look ahead to the Copa Libertadores

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN After years of playing in Europe, veteran left-back Roberto Carlos probably forgot how intense Copa Libertadores competition can get on the field as well as off of it. Two weeks ago, his Corinthians side was booted … Continue reading »

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South American Roundup: National teams regroup after the World Cup

By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN It's been a little more than a month since the festivities in South Africa concluded but work has already begun for many national teams all over the world eying Brazil 2014 as managers and administrators scramble … Continue reading »

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CONMEBOL shining in South Africa

Photo by ISIphotos.com By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN Aside from the vuvuzelas and some questionable refereeing decisions, the headline news to come out of South Africa is the performance of all five South American representatives in the group stage of the … Continue reading »

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