Before Thursday evening'sCopa Libertadores match between Independiente Santa Fe and Santos was allowed to get underway, a message came over the stadium PA system to announce that a minute's silence was to be observed.
And so, as the two teamslined up and nodded their heads in sombre remembrance, theannouncement blared: "Ladies and gentlemen, please stand up and offer this minute of silence in honour of former Santos player Ricardo Oliveira.
Currently linked with a move across London to Chelsea) imagine Arsenal Fan TV if that happens), Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal's current woes behind him to produce a fine man of the match display for Chile in their World Cup qualifier with Venezuela on Tuesday.
Sanchez opened the scoring after just five minutes, via an exquisite free-kick.
Luis Fabiano found himself the recipient of one of the softest red cards theCampeonato Carioca has ever seen when the veteran striker was dismissed during the 54th minute of Vasco da Gama's 2-2 draw with Flamengo on Sunday evening.
Having already picked up a yellow earlier in the match, Fabiano made the mistake of getting all up in the referee's business only to find that the official had been taking pointers from his hero, one Paul Alcock.
As if to encapsulate the wild west streak that still permeates the Braziliandomestic game, Sunday evening's lower league match between Gama and Brasiliense escalated from a minor infringement in the midfield to a full-scale stadium evacuation in amatter of minutes.
It all began when two players ended up on the floor after contesting a straightforward header down on the touchline.
Just three months on from the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of the majority of their squad and staff, Chapecoense roared to victory in their first ever Copa Libertadores fixture last night.
With two of the six crash survivors defender Neto and winger Alan Ruschel named in the match-day squad, Chape beat Venezuelan side Zulia to fling themselves to the top of Group 7.
Having not made a professional competitive appearance since 2015, Ronaldinho is certainly doing a fine impression of a retired footballer despite having never formerly announced his decision to call it quits.
Over the past few years, the ex-Barcelona starhas involved himself in a number of musical projects, appearing as a guest artiste on several lively Brazilian numbers.
Newell's Old Boys captain Maxi Rodriguez dropped in the Argentinian club's oldest fanlast week to deliver a couple of special presents in person on the occasion of her 105th birthday.
Born in 1912, Tati Rodriguez (no relation) moved to Rosario at the age of 18, immediately fell in love with Newell'sand she's been a staunch supporter ever since in fact, the club itself is only nine years older than her!
Drug police in Peru have seized a enormous shipmentof cocaine bearing the image of Lionel Messi and worth an estimated $85million (approx. £68million).
A massive 1,417 kilos of the drug were intercepted by the Peruvian National Police's Anti-drugs Office (Dirandro) in Lima on Wednesday after it was discovered wrapped in containers of squid fillets bound for Belgium.