Nike wanted to know just how powerful the trembles Boca Juniors fans produce so they set up
seismographs throughout the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario prior to the Copa Argentina final
between Boca and Racing last week. Though the neutral ground only holds a little more than 25,000
people -- far less than the Boca's famously intense La Bombonera (which holds nearly 58,000), Boca
fans still got the place shaking and registered a 6.
Shortly after Boca Juniors lost to Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores final, 34-year-old Juan
Roman Riquelme announced his intention to leave the Argentine giants for a second time. It was aÂ
devastatingÂ blow to Boca fans made even worse when word spread that their all-mighty hero might go
to Brazil to join Flamengo.
LanÃºs and champions Boca Juniors both began their 2012 Torneo Clausura title campaigns on Friday
night, the opening evening of the new championship in Argentina. Both won: Boca beat Olimpo de
BahÃa Blanca 2-0 in La Bombonera, DarÃo Cvitanich and ... Continue reading â†’
In case you haven't noticed, we are back at full force in world football. Want proof? The English
version of the superclasico is this weekend and it only qualifies as the fifth best match on
television in the U.S. this week. Hell, it's not even the top match in England, which belongs to
the matchup between Newcastle United and Spurs at White Hart Lane.
The 2011/12 Apertura has begun in Argentina, and for the first time in its history, River Plate
will not be present. After a historic relegation just a few months ago, the Buenos Aires club will
compete this season in the unflattering second division. And while deep down, the Boca Juniors
supporters may feel some remorse about a season without an opportunity to face their eternal
rivals, they are surely not making it known.
Boca Juniors had a disappointing debut in this Apertura Championship, being held to a scoreless
draw by Olimpo last weekend. Julio Falcioni is already under pressure, especially with a possible
presidential election looming, and would love a victory over Union on Monday (8:15 p.
Argentinos Juniors and the "Hand of Dan". Argentina has been well documented at EFW as a
footballing utopia. From the great football clubs of Boca Juniors and River Plate, their stadiums
of â€˜La Bombonera' and â€˜El Monumental', to players like Lionel Messi and Diego Armando Maradona.
Paul Whitaker wondered what it must be like to watch regular Argentine club football, away from
For the 20th episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan, Dan and Seba welcome special guest Asli Pelit to the
show. Asli's a Turkish TV presenter who was at La Bombonera to see Boca Juniors beat River Plate
2-0 in ... Continue reading â†’
It took only three minutes midway through the first half for Boca Juniors to take control of the
latest Superclasico, as the home side came away with a 2-0 victory Sunday in La Bombonera. River
Plate goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo was expected to be a key figure in this showdown between the
two eternal nemeses, and Carrizo played his part in a negative way in the final result.
Sunday's biggest match in Argentina saw MartÃn Palermo a goal from a brilliant header in his final
superclÃ¡sico, and Boca Juniors win 2-0 aided by an uncharacteristic error from River Plate
goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo in La Bombonera. Sunday's most ... Continue reading â†’
The 2011 Torneo Clausura edition of one of the world's biggest football derbies kicks off in an
hour and a bit, with River Plate traveling south to La Bombonera to take on Boca Juniors in the
superclÃ¡sico. Boca have been ... Continue reading â†’
In the nineteenth episode of Hand Of Pod, me, Dan, Seba and Dan greet a couple of special guests to
preview this Sunday's superclÃ¡sico in La Bombonera. Samuel (no, not Sam) is our tamed River Plate
fan, and the four ... Continue reading â†’
Monday evening's matches in the 2011 Torneo Clausura ended with LanÃºs fifth in the table, and Boca
Juniors and Independiente getting a 1-1 draw in La Bombonera that won't really satisfy either team.
MartÃn Palermo scored for Boca and youngster ... Continue reading â†’
In the sixteenth episode of Hand Of Pod, Sam, Dan and Dan discuss the weekend's footballing action
in Argentina, which included a hat trick at La Bombonera from a visiting forward you may never have
heard of, a double strike ... Continue reading â†’
Boca Juniors recorded a much-needed win in their first match since Juan RomÃ¡n Riquelme's latest
injury, beating Arsenal de SarandÃ 2-1 in La Bombonera thanks to goals from MartÃn Palermo and
Sergio Araujo. Elsewhere on Sunday River Plate and San ... Continue reading â†’
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This week's main report is all about football in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. To help
you understand the piece a little better there is a vocabulary list containing the words in
bold at the foot of this post.
The news just keeps getting worse for River Plate, which lost 2-0 to Belgrano on Wednesday night
in the first leg of their relegation playoff and might be forced to play the second leg in an empty
stadium after its fans stormed the pitch in Cordoba.
Wednesday saw two key clashes in the relegation struggle in Argentina's Primera DivisiÃ³n. First,
in La Bombonera, HuracÃ¡n and Gimnasia La Plata faced off in a one-match, winner-takes-all (or
rather, loser-gets-nothing) tie-breaker to decide who was relegated and who gets ... Continue
One of the top matches in all the world this weekend won't be played in England, Spain, Germany
or anywhere else in Europe. It'll be happening in Argentina.
Boca Juniors and River Plate renew their Superclasico rivalry Sunday afternoon (3 p.m.), and
while Boca Juniors hitman Martin Palermo (above, right) has enjoyed a fascinating career with many
memorable moments, scoring a goal in his final Superclasico would certainly be very special.
Mathias Kniepeiss/Getty Images(Bleacher Report)What comes to mind you think of the term home-field
advantage? To some clubs it is just a saying and a hopeful truth, while to others it is a true
existence as their stadium and their fans have a profound effect on the opposition.
To say that football is a game that brings out the full passion of its fans in an understatement in
many different categories.
At the grand old age of 37 (though we'd swear that he's been 37 for at least the last five
years) and after scoring a million goals in a thousand appearances over two spells at the club,
Boca Juniors' veteran striker Martin Palermo played his last ever game at La Bombonera at the