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MADRID | Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

MADRID  — The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain’s “clasico.” It’s all about Argentina’s “superclasico.” The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the second leg of the final of the Copa … Continue reading MADRID | Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina’s decadence

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second leg of the globally anticipated … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina’s decadence