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Charm Offensive: Independiente Hire Local Warlock Named Manuel To Bring Them Luck In Recopa Sudamericana Tie Against Gremio (Photo)

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Having drawn the first leg 1-1 last week, Independiente made the long trip to Porto Alegre, Brazil, for the second leg of their Recopa Sudamericana tie yesterday, complete with a special guest in tow.

That man was Manuel, an obsessive Independiente fan who just so happens to operate as a neighbourhood 'brujo' a shaman/wizard/warlock/sorcerer, depending on which translation you wish to abide by.

Sergio Aguero Confirms He Plans To Leave Man City ‘After The 2018 World Cup’

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The bad news for Manchester City fans is that Sergio Aguero has once again reiterated his plans to return to his boyhood club Independiente.

The good news, however, is that Kun isn't planning to bugger off for at least another couple of years not until after the 2018 World Cup in Russia at the earliest.

Racing Club

Friday and Saturday Superliga highlights: Racing hold off Lanús, and Central tonk Olimpo

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Friday and Saturday brought seven matches and twenty goals in the sixteenth round of Superliga action. On Friday evening, Estudiantes beat Unión 2-0 in La Plata, before one of the most attractive fixtures of the weekend saw Racing beat Lanús 3-1 in Avellaneda, with Ricardo Centurión again among the scorers.

Hand Of Pod episode 280

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In the two-hundred and eightieth episode ofHand Of Pod, Andrés and I look back on last weekend's Superliga action including Nacho Scocco's solo show (and Fernando Quintero's highly impressive debut) for RIver Plate, and Lautaro Martínez's hat trick for Racing, as well as the 1-1 draw between the top two, San Lorenzo and Boca.

Argentina-based players in contention for the World Cup

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This week saw Jorge Sampaoli conclude a brief tour of some of Europe's biggest clubs, where he visited clubs whose squads include Argentina internationals. Also this week, Sampaoli started doing the same thing with clubs in Argentina. Wanting to leave nothing to chance, he wants to be informed about his players' daily training regimes.

Hand Of Pod episode 279

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Episode 279 of the internet's longest-running (but no longer only!) English-language Argentine football podcast is available right here. Andrés and I discuss the action from round 13 of the Superliga, and other talking points.

Hand Of Pod 262: the season review

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The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on theHOP.

Which Argentine clubs are playing in next year’s continental cups?

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The Argentine Primera División season is over, and the era of thirty-team championships goes with it; with four teams going down and just two coming up (we don't know whom yet, because the B Nacional still has between five and ... Continue reading →

Weekend Primera preview: 2016-17 round 12

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Welcome back to my humble blog, everyone! Budget tightening at The Bubble means that I'll be writing for them less frequently for a few months, and the main victim of that decision is my weekly Friday article in which I ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, sixth round: all the goals

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The superclásico was disappointing, but we didn't have to look far for goals in Argentina this weekend; there were 48 in total, an average of 3.2 per game. That total included nine in Santa Fe, where Racing got a 6-3 ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, sixth round: all the goals

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The superclásico was disappointing, but we didn't have to look far for goals in Argentina this weekend; there were 48 in total, an average of 3.2 per game. That total included nine in Santa Fe, where Racing got a 6-3 ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

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A new round of Primera División action begins tonight albeit tonight's matches aren't themselves the most attractive of the weekend. As ever, I'm back forThe Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, fourth round: all the goals

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Here are all the goals from the fourth round of matches in the Primera championship, which include two wonderful matches as San Lorenzo pipped Vélez Sarsfield by the odd goal in five, Independiente and Racing produced a thrilling finish to ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 4

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The fourth round of Primera División action kicks off on Friday afternoon, and as usual I've previewed it forThe Bubble. There are a number of attractive games in this round, with the Avellanedaclásico between Independiente and Racing the most obvious ... Continue reading →

Weekly football preview: round 3

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There's a midweek round of matches in Argentina this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm back forThe Bubble to preview it, picking out the matches you should definitely make time for, the ones you might want to put on in ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, second round: all the goals

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The second round of matches in this year's Primera brought only one win for the Big Five 2-1 for San Lorenzo against Sarmiento. There were fine goals for Atlético Tucumán and Belgrano in their wins over Boca Juniors and ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, first round: all the goals

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Here are all the goals from the first round of Primera División action, which saw River Plate thrash Quilmes, San Lorenzo held away to Patronato and Racing beaten by Atlético Tucumán. Filed under: Goal videos, Independiente, Primera A, Racing Club, ... Continue reading →

Weekly opinion: 2016 Primera preview, part 1

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In this week's opinion piece forThe Bubble, I've written the first part of two which will serve as a preview to the 2016 Primera División transitional championship, which kicks off at the end of next week and runs until late ... Continue reading →

Racing pasó a Independiente y clasificó a la Libertadores 2016.

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Racing se impuso en el global (3-2) a Independiente y clasificó (por segundo año consecutivo) a la Copa Libertadores 2016 junto a River Plate, Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo, Rosario Central y Huracán.
En el partido de ida, jugado en Independiente el domingo 29 de noviembre (2015), Racing logró imponerse (0-2) con goles de Gustavo Bou ('37) y Sebastián Romero (´40) en lo que fue su primer triunfo clásico de visitante después de 14 años.

Videos

Ignacio Scocco’s goal of the year contender, and other Saturday Superliga highlights

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There were four Superliga matches on Saturday in the fourteenth round of the competition, and only four goals– but what we lacked in quantity was more than made up for by the quality of Ignacio Scocco's two for River Plate at home to Olimpo, and in particular his quite breathtaking second. That brace helped River.

Monday Superliga highlights: Estudiantes end Independiente’s unbeaten run

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Monday evening brought with it the conclusion of round 13 of the Superliga, and the end of Independiente's eight-game unbeaten run in the league as Estudiantes came from behind to win in Avellaneda, thanks to a horrendous mistake from Martín Campaña. Earlier, Atlético Tucumán got the biggest win of the round against Temperley, and Gimnasia.

Hark At These Glorious 360-Degree Images Of Argentinian Football Stadiums (Photos)

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Ever wished you could view a succession of Argentinian football stadiums, all 360 degrees at once?

Well, Brazilian photographerGabriel Uchida (@uchidagabriel) has spent months touring a variety of Argentina's football grounds, across several different divisions, so you can do exactly that from the comfort of your own living room.

2016 Primera, eleventh round: all the goals

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The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a ... Continue reading →

2016 Primera, eleventh round: all the goals

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The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a ... Continue reading →

On This Day In 1972: Ajax Beat Independiente In The Intercontinental Cup To Underline The Dominance Of Totaal Voetbal

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The 1972 Intercontinental Cup saw the winners of the 1971/72 European Cup, Ajax, pitted against the winners of the 1972 Copa Libertadores, Independiente, over two legs to ascertain (in a roundabout way) which club side was the best in the world at that particular juncture.

Coming into the first leg in Buenos Aires, the famous Ajax side of Johan Cruyff, Johnny Rep and Johan Neeskens had just won the Eredivisie, the Dutch Cup, and theirsecond European Cup the season previous.

Ezequiel Barco

Around The Forest: Atlanta United and Independiente reach deal for Ezequiel Barco

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Also: Thorns acquire Caitlin Foord, NWSL to stream college draft, Timothy Tillman joins US U20, Josh Sargent joins Werder Bremen and more!

Portland

Learn more about new Thorns FC forward Caitlin Foord | Portland Timbers
On Friday, Thorns FC acquired one of the most exciting Australian players in forward Caitlin Foord.

Major Link Soccer: Benny Feilhaber traded to LAFC

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MLS schedule revealed today and some US Soccer news as well.

MLS

The FULL 2018 MLS schedule will be revealed today at 10:30 am.

Sporting Kansas City trades Benny Feilhaber to LAFC. Why couldn't they have sent him to an Eastern Conference team?

Orlando City SC have locked up Dom Dwyer for the next three years after signing him to an extension on Wednesday.

COPA SUDAMERICANA

Independiente face new Brazil test in Libertadores draw

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Luque (Paraguay) (AFP) – Argentinian giants Independiente will face another test against Brazilian opposition after being drawn against Sao Paulo side Corinthians in the group stage of the 2018 Copa Libertadores here Wednesday.

Independiente sealed their place in the Libertadores draw last week after lifting the Copa Sudamericana following a 3-2 aggregate victory over Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.

Independiente face new Brazil test in Libertadores draw

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Luque (Paraguay) (AFP) – Argentinian giants Independiente will face another test against Brazilian opposition after being drawn against Sao Paulo side Corinthians in the group stage of the 2018 Copa Libertadores here Wednesday.

Independiente sealed their place in the Libertadores draw last week after lifting the Copa Sudamericana following a 3-2 aggregate victory over Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.

Where to find Flamengo vs. Independiente Copa Sudamericana final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Flamengo vs. Independiente in the Copa Sudamericana final, you’ve come to the right place.

The final of the Copa Sudamericana kicks off tonight featuring Flamengo from Brazil against Independiente of Argentina. In the first leg, Independiente had a slender 2-1 lead, so it’s all still to play for in this second leg.

Where to find Flamengo vs. Independiente Copa Sudamericana final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Flamengo vs. Independiente in the Copa Sudamericana final, you’ve come to the right place.

The final of the Copa Sudamericana kicks off tonight featuring Flamengo from Brazil against Independiente of Argentina. In the first leg, Independiente had a slender 2-1 lead, so it’s all still to play for in this second leg.

Club Atletico Independiente

Club Atlético Independiente 2017/18 PUMA Kits

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Sixteen Argentine football champions Club Atlético Independiente completed the launch of their 2017/18 PUMA match range with the release of their new away kit on Wednesday. Los Diablos Rojos (The Red Devils) will wear their traditional home red and away white with dark blue detailsduring theirPrimera División and Copa Argentinaseasons over the next year.

Club Atlético Independiente 2017 Libertadores de América PUMA Kit

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Club Atlético Independiente has released a limited edition PUMA kit celebrating theirEstadio Libertadores de América. The firstLos Diablos Rojos (The Red Devils) jersey of 2017 is a clean all white affair with golden PUMA and sponsor logos. Subtle PUMA T7 striping run along its shoulders. The highlight of the shirt is large embossed imaged of [.

Club Atlético Independiente 2016/17 PUMA Third Kit

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Club Atlético Independiente have released their 2016/17 PUMA third kit. It will be worn as [...]

Club Atlético Independiente 2016/17 PUMA Home and Away Kits

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Club Atlético Independiente unveiled their second set of home and away kits of the past [...]

Club Atlético Independiente 2016 PUMA Third Kit

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Club Atlético Independiente debuted their 2016 PUMA third kit during Saturday's 4-1Argentine Primera División win [...]

Club Atlético Independiente 2016 PUMA Away Kit

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Club Atlético Independiente have dropped their 2016 away kit. It will serve as an alternate [...]

Club Atlético Independiente 2016 PUMA Home Kit

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Sixteen-time Argentine Primera División champions Club Atlético Independiente revealed their 2016 PUMA home kit on [...]

Club Atlético Independiente 2015/16 PUMA Retro Jersey

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Among Argentina's best-supported and most successful football teams, Club Atlético Independiente have released the 2015/16 [...]

The Rest

Friday football preview: round one

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During the new Argentine Primera División season, I'll have an article each Friday lunchtime onThe Bubble looking forward to the highlights and lowlights from the coming weekend of football in short, which matches you should try to set aside ... Continue reading →