Clearly, the fixture gods of South American footie care not for opening weekend of the English Premier League, much to my chagrin. Instead of covering one clásico for you this week, I’ve got to run down three. So find a comfy chair, grab a cup of coffee, and settle in. We’re headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil, first. Continue reading
In case you missed it, and I’m betting you probably did, have a look at the highlights from Sunday’s epic showdown between Boca Juniors and Independiente at Boca’s La Bombonera stadium:
Let me give you a little background. Going into the match, Independiente were dead last in the league with 0 pts and only 1 goal scored. They were under new management following the previous manager’s resignation a week ago. Boca were top of the league, on a 33 game league undefeated run, and hadn’t conceded a goal yet this year. In fact, they only conceded 6 goals all of last tournament. A lopsided win for Boca was expected. Goal rundown after the jump.