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Argentina's Fecha 7

Not till April 3...Eliminatories comminn Up !!!!!!!!!!!

Banfield - - Almagro
Vélez - - Boca
Independiente - - Gimnasia
Colón - - Lanús
Instituto - - Newell's
Huracán(TA) - - San Lorenzo
Estudiantes - - Racing
River - - Arsenal
Central - - Olimpo
Argentinos - - Quilmes
 

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By Brian Homewood

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 21 (Reuters) - Universitario and Alianza Lima shared four goals and four red cards in a stormy Peruvian derby at the weekend and there were more fireworks in Ecuador as Aucas beat defending champions Deportivo Quito 1-0 despite having two players and their coach dismissed.

PERU

Universitario, coached by Argentine 1986 World Cup winner Jose Basualdo, and Alianza Lima both finished a fiery 2-2 draw with nine men.

Universitario twice led through Alex Magallenes and Javier Molina. Aldo Olcese and Juan Jayo replied before the red cards began to flow.

Universitario had Jose Pereda and Piero Alva sent off, the latter picking up a second yellow card for diving, while Alianza's Juan Alexis Ubillus and Ivan Furios also got their marching orders.

Universitario are third in the championship's first stage with eight points while defending champions Alianza are sixth.

Captain Jorge Soto scored twice as Sporting Cristal thrashed Sport Boys 4-1 to stay top.

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ECUADOR

Aucas, led by eccentric former Colombia coach Javier Alvarez, beat Deportivo Cuenca 1-0 with a 60th minute goal by Manuel Cotera to go top of the Apertura championship.

Alvarez, a former chemical engineer, was sent off for dissent along with two of his players -- Jhon Tenorio and Luis Rojas. Cuenca's Marcelo Fleitas was also dismissed.

Otilino Tenorio scored a hat-trick as army club El Nacional won 4-2 away to Olmedo, celebrating each goal in familiar style by pulling a Spiderman mask over his head.

Barcelona won the Guayaquil derby, beating arch-rivals Emelec 2-1 away at the Capwell stadium. Former Southampton striker Agustin Delgado scored the winner, meeting Fricson George's cross with a diving header.

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PARAGUAY

Olimpia, who finished bottom of the second stage of last year's championship, won for the first time since November 7 when they beat Nacional 1-0.

Sergio "The Duck" Aquino, returning from suspension, scored in the 32nd minute as Olimpia recorded their first win under Argentine coach Daniel Cordoba.

Olimpia stayed next to bottom of the Apertura championship with six points. Leaders Cerro Porteno won 1-0 at 3 de Febrero.

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COLOMBIA

Millonarios, once one of the world's richest clubs but now declared bankrupt, stayed one place off the bottom of the Apertura championship after their latest humiliation, a 3-0 defeat by arch-rivals Santa Fe.

Atletico Nacional scored four second half goals to beat local rivals Independiente Medellin 4-0, including two from former Santos, Cruzeiro and Sao Paulo forward Victor Aristizabal.

Atletico lead by four points after second-place Tolima lost their unbeaten record in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Atletico Huila.

Pereira fans clashed with riot police outside the stadium after their team were held 2-2 by nine man Once Caldas while defending champions Atletico Junior lost 1-0 at home to Union Magdalena in a clash between two rivals from the Caribbean coast.

Carlos Mario Vilarete's 85th minute penalty gave Magdalena their first win in Barranquilla for nearly 11 years.

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BOLIVIA

Seventeen-year-old Eduardo Fierro scored a hat-trick as Blooming enjoyed a 4-1 win over newly-promoted Destroyers, who had two players sent off. Bolivar's 4-0 win away to Real Potosi, at 4,100 metres above sea level, took them top of the table.

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VENEZUELA

UA Maracaibo extended their unbeaten run to 24 games as they beat Carabobo 3-2, Giancarlo Maldonado scoring a 67th minute winner after Carabobo had twice come from behind to level.

Maracaibo, unbeaten since August 22, lead the second stage of the 2004/5 championship by one point from Caracas and Deportivo Tachira.

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CHILE

A controversial goal by Jose Luis Villanueva gave Universidad Catolica a 1-0 win over Colo Colo in the weekend's top fixture. Colo Colo claimed that Villanueva used his hand to control the ball before firing home in the 72nd minute.

Catolica, who have 25 points from 10 games, lead Group Four while Colo Colo dropped to second in Group One behind Huachipato, who won 3-1 at Everton.

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URUGUAY

Nacional, beaten 2-1 at home by Ecuador's Olmedo in the Libertadores Cup last week, continued their perfect start to the domestic season by winning 4-1 at Plaza Colonia.

Their arch-rivals Penarol needed an 87th minute equaliser from Gonzalo Pizzichillo to draw 1-1 at home to Defensor Sporting while champions Danubio beat Miramar Misiones 5-2.
 

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Banfield win 12-minute match in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, March 23 (Reuters) - Banfield moved off the bottom of the Argentine championship after beating Instituto 1-0 in a 12-minute match on Tuesday night.

The teams were completing a fixture which started on February 11 on the opening weekend of the Clausura championship but was interrupted in the 78th minute because of floodlight failure.

The Argentine Football Association ruled that the remainder of the game, which was goalless at the time, would be played Tuesday, divided into two halves of six minutes.

Midfielder Martin Andrizzi scored the only goal with one minute to play as Banfield moved up to 16th in the 20-team table with four points from six games.
 

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April 2 and 3 All Hell Breaks Loose Again !!!
 

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Vuelve el fútbol que todos extrañaban


Luego del receso por las eliminatorias sudamericanas, se juega la 7º fecha del Clausura, en la que el líder Central recibe a Olimpo


El escolta River recibe a Arsenal (Fotobaires.com)BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- Tras su exitoso paso en las eliminatorias mundialistas, el fútbol de Argentina volverá al ruedo local a partir del viernes con un choque adelantado entre Huracán de Tres Arroyos y San Lorenzo, dos equipos necesitados de puntos.
Por su parte, el líder Rosario Central recibirá el domingo a Olimpo, en la séptima fecha del Clausura, mientras que sus escoltas Estudiantes y River Plate, lo harán ese mismo día en casa ante Racing Club y Arsenal, respectivamente.

Luego de la pausa en la que Argentina venció a Bolivia 2-1 y a Colombia 1-0, para afianzarse como líder de las eliminatorias, se reanudará el campeonato con Huracán recibiendo en su campo de Tres Arroyos a San Lorenzo, en choque entre dos equipos que andan por el fondo.

Huracán tiene dos puntos y San Lorenzo tres. En los primeros puestos marchan Central (14), Estudiantes, River (13), Racing (12), Lanús, Arsenal (11) y Quilmes, el campeón Newell's y Boca Juniors (10).

El sábado jugarán Argentinos Juniors-Quilmes e Independiente-Gimnasia y el domingo lo harán Instituto-Newell's, Banfield-Almagro, Colón-Lanús y Vélez-Boca.

Boca, uno de los equipos más populares del país, planea una gran fiesta antes y después del choque ante Vélez, para festejar su centenario.
 

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Arg/Sats Results:

Argentinos Juniors 0 - 1 Quilmes
Independiente 2 - 0 Gimnasia La Plata
 

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After 7 Rounds in Argentina:

Posiciones - 4 de abril de 2005

Pos. Equipo Jug. Gan. Emp. Per. GF GC Dif. Pts.
Clausura Fechas

1 Rosario Central 7 5 2 0 14 6 8 17
2 River Plate 7 5 1 1 14 8 6 16
3 Estudiantes La Plata 7 4 2 1 12 7 5 14
4 Quilmes 7 4 1 2 8 3 5 13
5 Racing Club 7 4 1 2 8 5 3 13
6 Vélez Sarsfield 7 3 3 1 7 4 3 12
7 Arsenal de Sarandí 7 3 2 2 9 8 1 11
8 Lanús 7 3 2 2 13 12 1 11
9 Colón de Santa Fe 7 3 1 3 15 10 5 10
10 Newell's Old Boys 7 2 4 1 8 6 2 10
11 Boca Juniors 7 3 1 3 8 10 -2 10
12 Independiente 7 2 3 2 10 8 2 9
13 Argentinos Juniors 7 2 3 2 11 10 1 9
14 Olimpo de Bahía Blanca 7 2 2 3 7 8 -1 8
15 Banfield 7 2 1 4 6 6 0 7
16 Gimnasia La Plata 7 2 0 5 6 11 -5 6
17 Instituto de Córdoba 7 2 0 5 9 15 -6 6
18 San Lorenzo 7 1 1 5 9 17 -8 4
19 Huracán de Tres Arroyos 7 0 3 4 5 13 -8 3
20 Almagro 7 0 3 4 6 18 -12 3
 

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Brazilian results/standings


RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3 (Reuters) - Results of Brazilian
soccer matches played Sunday:

Paulista (Sao Paulo state) championship
Corinthians 0 Ituano 0
Santos 0 Sao Paulo 0
Marilia 0 Paulista 1
Portuguesa Santista 0 Uniao Sao Joao 1
America-S.J.Rio Preto 1 Guarani 0
Portuguesa 1 Mogi Mirim 0
Ponte Preta 1 Palmeiras 1
Internacional Limeira 1 Rio Branco-Americana 3
Santo Andre 3 Atletico Sorocaba 2
Uniao Barbarense 1 Sao Caetano 2

Standings

P W D L F A Pts
1. Sao Paulo 17 13 3 1 46 18 42
2. Corinthians 17 10 3 4 29 14 33
3. Santos 17 9 6 2 36 20 33
4. Sao Caetano 17 9 2 6 32 27 29
5. Paulista 17 8 4 5 32 24 28
6. Santo Andre 17 8 3 6 31 27 27
7. Mogi Mirim 17 8 3 6 28 32 27
8. America 17 7 4 6 35 28 25
9. Ituano 17 7 4 6 32 31 25
10. Palmeiras 17 7 3 7 30 28 24
11. Portuguesa Santista 17 6 5 6 17 21 23
12. Marilia 17 6 4 7 25 28 22
13. Portuguesa 17 5 5 7 25 31 20
14. Guarani 17 5 5 7 17 24 20
15. Uniao Sao Joao 17 5 5 7 30 41 20
16. Ponte Preta 17 5 4 8 26 31 19
17. Rio Branco 17 5 3 9 25 33 18
18. Uniao Barbarense 17 3 5 9 19 27 14
19. Atletico Sorocaba 17 3 4 10 24 35 13
20. Internacional Limeira 17 2 3 12 21 40 9

Note: if teams are level on points, positions are decided by
the number of games won.

Carioca (Rio de Janeiro state) championship

Second stage, final
Fluminense 4 Flamengo 1

Fluminense win the second stage and meet first stage winners
Volta Redonda in the final.
 

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By Brian Homewood

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 4 (Reuters) - Alianza Lima striker Juan Diego Gonzalez Vigil and Liga de Quito's Gabriel Garcia both scored four goals as their teams hit six at the weekend.

Ecuadorean champions Deportivo Cuenca fired their coach and fined their players their wages after losing 4-0 at home to Deportivo Quito.

ECUADOR

Liga de Quito, trailing 2-0 at halftime to two goals from Argentine Fernando Rodriguez, hit back to thump Olmedo 6-3 in the Apertura championship.

Uruguayan Garcia, leading scorer in the Peruvian championship last year for Melgar with 35 goals, scored four times in the last half hour and Argentine-born striker Ariel Graziani the other two.

Cuenca fired Argentine coach Julio "The Turk" Asad, who last year led them to their first domestic title, after continuing their miserable run at home to Deportivo Quito.

Hector Gonzalez put through his own goal in the 23rd minute, Argentine midfielder Emerson Panigutti added two more in the second half and Carlos Moreno completed the rout.

The club then announced that all the players would be fined 20 percent of their monthly salaries.

In other matches, Liga de Loja had three players sent off in a 2-1 defeat by Barcelona while army club El Nacional beat previous leaders Aucas 2-0 to go top.

PERU

Twenty-year-old Gonzalez Vigil, given a rare start by Alianza's Argentine coach Ruben Insua, took full advantage in the 6-2 win over Cienciano.

The Peruvian youth international opened his account in the 17th minute, then scored a 20-minute hat-trick after halftime. Defender Pedro Aparicio scored Alianza's two other goals, including a penalty.

"Today, everything I did turned out right," said Gonzalez Vigil.

Alianza are fourth in the championship's first stage, three points behind leaders Sporting Cristal who drew 1-1 with Melgar.

PARAGUAY

Striker Jorge Achucarro scored a last-minute equaliser to keep Cerro Porteno's unbeaten record intact in the Apertura championship. Achucarro's strike gave the Cyclone a 1-1 draw with Tacuary, who had taken a shock lead through Denis Russi seven minutes earlier.

Achucarro sarcastically dedicated his goal to club president Luis Pettengill who, he said, had tried to sell him to a club in Bolivia.

"I said I didn't want to go, I love this club and I wanted to stay whatever it cost," he said. Cerro Porteno lead the Apertura championship with 17 points from seven games.

COLOMBIA

Struggling Millonarios gave new coach Fernando Castro a winning start as they came from behind to beat Real Cartagena 2-1. Castro replaced Serbia-Montenegro's Dragan Miranovic, who was fired after a poor run of results last month,

Millonarios, once one of the world's richest clubs but now declared bankrupt, are 13th in the Apertura championship.

Colombia striker Edixon Perez scored a hat-trick as leaders Atletico Nacional came back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Deportivo Cali, despite having defender Aquivaldo Mosquera sent off in the 51st minute.

URUGUAY

Nacional's Sebastian Vazquez was sent off for an over-exuberant goal celebration as leaders Nacional were held 1-1 by defending champions Danubio.

Vazquez put Nacional ahead in the 72nd minute but then climbed the fence which surrounds the pitch to celebrate with his team's supporters and was given his second booking of the game.

Danubio, who had Fabio Lima dismissed in the 84th minute for violent play, equalised in the last minute of a pulsating match with an Ignacio Risso header ending Nacional's 100 percent record in their fourth game.

Nacional stayed top, ahead of Defensor Sporting on goal difference.

VENEZUELA

UA Maracaibo extended their unbeaten run to 26 games when they beat Caracas FC 1-0 away. Andres Gonzalez scored the only goal shortly after Caracas FC's Colombian striker Wilson Carpintero had a goal disallowed for pushing.

Maracaibo, who lead the second stage of the championship by three points from Deportivo Tachira, were last beaten on August 22 by the same opponents during the tournament's first stage.

BOLIVIA

Leaders Bolivar thumped Iberoamericana 4-1 away while The Strongest and San Jose also went on scoring sprees.

The Strongest, under Ramiro Blacut who resigned as Bolivia coach in January, thumped Real Potosi 4-0 and San Jose hammered Destroyers 7-2.

CHILE

Audax Italiano, who went through their first 10 matches in the Apertura championship without winning, broke their duck in style by hammering champions Cobreloa 3-0.

Humberto Suazo and Felipe Gonzalez put Audax 3-0 ahead in 24 minutes. Despite the win, they stayed rooted to the bottom of Group One.

Colo Colo, Coquimbo Unido, Universidad de Concepcion and Universidad Catolica lead the four groups.
 

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Brazilian results/standings


RIO DE JANEIRO, April 17 (Reuters) - Results of Brazilian
soccer matches played over the weekend:

Paulista (Sao Paulo state) championship
Portuguesa Santista 0 Corinthians 3
Mogi Mirim 1 Sao Paulo 2
Marilia 1 Santos 1
Uniao Sao Joao 1 Uniao Barbarense 3
Palmeiras 1 Guarani 1
America-S.J.Rio Preto 2 International Limeira 1
Ituano 2 Atletico Sorocaba 1
Paulista 1 Rio Branco-Americana 0
Ponte Preta 0 Santo Andre 1
Portuguesa 1 Sao Caetano 0

Final standings

P W D L F A Pts
1. Sao Paulo 19 14 3 2 49 21 45
2. Corinthians 19 11 4 4 33 15 37
3. Santos 19 10 7 2 38 21 37
4. Santo Andre 19 10 3 6 34 27 33
5. Sao Caetano 19 10 2 7 35 30 32
6. Paulista 19 9 4 6 33 25 31
7. America 19 8 4 7 37 30 28
8. Ituano 19 8 4 7 34 34 28
9. Mogi Mirim 19 8 3 8 31 37 27
10. Palmeiras 19 7 4 8 31 32 25
11. Portuguesa 19 6 6 7 27 32 24
12. Guarani 19 6 6 7 20 25 24
13. Marilia 19 6 5 8 26 31 23
14. Portuguesa Santista 19 6 5 8 19 27 23
15. Ponte Preta 19 6 4 9 28 33 22
16. Rio Branco 19 6 3 10 28 34 21
17. Uniao Barbarense 19 5 5 9 25 30 20
18. Uniao Sao Joao 19 5 5 9 31 47 20
19. Atletico Sorocaba 19 4 4 11 26 37 16
20. Internacional Limeira 19 3 3 13 25 42 12

Carioca (Rio de Janeiro state) championship

Final, second leg
Fluminense 3 Volta Redonda 1

Fluminense win 6-5 on aggregate

Mineiro (Minas Gerais state) championship

Final, second leg
Cruzeiro 1 Ipatinga 2

Ipatinga win 3-2

Gaucho (Rio Grande do Sul state) championship

Final, second leg
15 de Novembro 3 Internacional 2 (after extra
time)

Score at 90 minutes: 2-0. Internacional win 4-3.

Parana state championship

Final, second leg
Atletico Paranaense 1 Coritiba 0

Aggregate 1-1; Atletico Paranaense win 4-2 on penalties
 

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Boca score four more, pressure mounts on Menotti

BUENOS AIRES, April 17 (Reuters) - Boca Juniors scored four goals for the third match running on Sunday while veteran coach Cesar Luis Menotti's worries increased as his Independiente side lost again in the Argentine championship.

Boca's first visit to the small town of Tres Arroyos produced extraordinary scenes in their run-up to their match against Huracan, which they won 4-2.

The team's chartered plane had to circle the town's airfield several times on Saturday afternoon while police cleared around 1,500 fans who forced their way onto the tarmac.

At one stage, the flight was nearly diverted to nearby Bahia Blanca. After landing, the players had to wait another 15 minutes on board while police opened a way for them to get to their bus.

Huracan's 11,000 capacity stadium was packed for the match, fans having queued for hours on Thursday in the hope of getting tickets.

Rodrigo Palacio, veteran captain Diego Cagna, Andres Guglielminpietro and Martin Palermo shared the Boca goals while Jeremias Caggiano scored twice for Huracan, who remained bottom of the table with three draws and six defeats in nine games.

The home team, who are in the top flight for the first time in their 80-year history, had Pablo Lavallen sent off in the 42nd minute.

GALLARDO DOUBLE

Boca climbed to sixth in the Clausura championship with 16 points and are only four points behind leaders Rosario Central, who beat Gimnasia-La Plata 2-1 on Friday.

Independiente, beaten 3-1 by their arch-rivals Racing Club last week, dropped to 15th after losing by the same score to Velez, who are fourth.

Leandro Gracian, Rolando Zarate and Marcelo Bravo scored in the final 25 minutes of the first half to leave the 66-year-old Menotti in danger of making a short-lived comeback to coaching.

The "Thin One", who coached Argentina's 1978 World Cup-winning team, had been out of football for more than two years before returning for a third stint at Independiente in December.

Federico Insua scored a 68th minute consolation for the Red Devils.

River Plate and Racing Club both won to stay a point behind Rosario.

Marcelo Gallardo scored twice as River hammered Quilmes 4-0 while Lisandro Lopez, who last week agreed to join Porto next season, was on target in Racing's 2-1 win over Arsenal.

Quilmes appeared to be affected by last week's controversy, when central defender Leandro Desabato was arrested in Brazil for an alleged racist insult during Wednesday's Libertadores Cup tie away to Sao Paulo.

Desabato, who was kept in custody for 40 hours, did not play.
 

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Velez increase lead after stormy weekend in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, June 19 (Reuters) -

Velez Sarsfield increased their lead in the Clausura championship when a converted penalty was enough to secure a 1-0 win at River Plate in a stormy weekend of action in Argentina.

Estudiantes lost second place when they were held 2-2 by Independiente in a match which ended with a brawl, while Arsenal coach Jorge Burruchaga was furious after his team lost 2-1 at home to Gimnasia-La Plata.

Burruchaga claimed Gimnasia's winner was offside as rank outsiders Arsenal's title hopes were effectively ended by the defeat.


Velez were handed their first piece of good news before kickoff when River decided to field a reserve team and save their regular players for Wednesday's Libertadores Cup tie against Brazil's Sao Paulo.

River's tactics are regularly used by Argentine teams faced with fixture congestion and often distort the competition.

Twelve minutes into the game, Velez got another break when when they were awarded a penalty for what appeared to be accidental handball by Javier Gandolfi.

Lucas Castroman fired home from the spot.

The win moved Velez onto 35 points from 17 games, three ahead of Racing Club with two fixtures remaining.

RACING SECOND

Racing moved into second place with a 2-0 win over Lanus, thanks to second-half goals from Uruguayan Marcelo Guerrero and his replacement Martin Cardetti.

Lanus had Gabriel Irribaren sent off in the 50th minute.

Estudiantes dropped five points behind the leaders after conceding an injury-time equaliser against Independiente.

Nicolas Frutos gave Independiente the lead in the 66th minute before Estudiantes hit back through defender Juan Krupoviesa and striker Mariano Pavone.

Pavone's goal, his first in six games, came in the 83rd minute and took his tally to 15.

Martin Fabro equalised in the 92nd minute and, when the final whistle sounded, a brawl erupted which left Independiente midfielder Lucas Pusineri with blood streaming down his face.

Arsenal coach Burruchaga was furious after seeing his team sunk by Gustavo Savoia's 88th minute winner.

"Arsenal were all over Gimnasia and deserved to win," said Burruchaga, scorer of the winning goal in the 1986 World Cup final when Argentina beat West Germany 3-2.

"But we left with our hands empty because of a goal scored from an offside position."
 

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Brazilian championship results and standings


BRASILIA, Brazil, June 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings
from the Brazilian championship matches on Sunday



Sunday, June 19
Coritiba 2 Parana 1
Fluminense 3 Internacional 0
Fortaleza 0 Santos 0
Juventude 0 Cruzeiro 0
Sao Paulo 1 Botafogo 0


Saturday, June 18
Atletico Mineiro 2 Sao Caetano 3
Brasiliense 2 Corinthians 4
Figueirense 3 Paysandu 3
Flamengo 1 Atletico Paranaense 1
Palmeiras 5 Vasco da Gama 2
Ponte Preta 2 Goias 0


Standings P W D L F A Pts
1 Botafogo 8 6 0 2 13 9 18
2 Ponte Preta 8 5 2 1 16 9 17
3 Fluminense 8 5 2 1 15 8 17
4 Corinthians 8 5 1 2 17 16 16
5 Juventude 8 4 3 1 15 9 15
6 Santos 8 4 2 2 15 9 14
7 Sao Caetano 8 4 2 2 12 10 14
8 Coritiba 8 4 1 3 13 11 13
9 Internacional 8 4 1 3 10 11 13
10 Sao Paulo 8 3 3 2 13 10 12
11 Cruzeiro 8 3 3 2 12 9 12
12 Goias 8 3 2 3 9 7 11
13 Palmeiras 8 3 1 4 13 13 10
14 Parana 8 2 3 3 10 10 9
15 Flamengo 8 2 3 3 7 9 9
16 Fortaleza 8 2 2 4 5 8 8
17 Paysandu 8 2 2 4 11 17 8
17 Vasco da Gama 8 2 2 4 11 17 8
19 Brasiliense 8 2 0 6 5 14 6
20 Figueirense 8 1 3 4 8 12 6
21 Atletico Mineiro 8 1 2 5 11 15 5
22 Atletico Paranaense 8 0 2 6 4 12 2
 

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By Brian Homewood

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20 (Reuters) - Barcelona supporters pelted their own players with eggs and tomatoes before an Ecuadorean championship match on Sunday in protest at poor recent performances, delaying the start by 15 minutes.

Traditional favourites Colo Colo, Universidad de Chile and Cobreloa were sent tumbling out of the Chilean championship quarter-finals while Bolivian championship leaders Bolivar beat Real Potosi in a match of ten goals and four red cards.

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ECUADOR

Police moved in to quell protests among Barcelona supporters, who greeted their team with what local media described as a hail of eggs and tomatoes before the match against Deportivo Cuenca.

Barcelona recovered from the hostile reception to win 2-1, former Crystal Palace striker Ivan Kaviedes scoring the winner with his first goal of a year.

Jimmy Montanero stepped in as Barcelona's interim coach after Pedro Marchetta was fired on Friday, the eighth coaching victim at the club in the last 18 months.

The win lifted Barcelona to fourth in the Apertura championship with 23 points, still 15 adrift of leaders LDU who hammered second-placed El Nacional 7-0 after the undisciplined army club had two players sent off in the first half hour.

El Nacional's teenage midfielder Antonio Valencia, playing possibly his last game before his move to Spain's Villarreal, was dismissed in the 13th minute for punching Paul Ambrossi. Erick de Jesus followed for deliberate handball.

Two goals by Gabriel Garcia and one from striker Ariel Graziani gave LDU a 3-0 halftime lead. Ambrossi, Carlos Espinola, Franklin Salas and Luis Garces added four more in the second half.

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BOLIVIA

Midfielder Limberg Gutierrez scored a hat-trick as leaders Bolivar thumped Real Potosi 8-2. The visitors twice came from behind as the first half ended 2-2 but conceded six goals in half an hour in the second half.

Matias Fischer (Bolivar) and Dayler Gutierrez (Potosi) were sent off for fighting after 15 minutes and the visitors had Marcelo Angulo sent off for a second bookable offence six minutes before the break.

Bolivar striker Augusto Andavaris was also dismissed in the second half, shortly after scoring.

Daner Pachi, Marco Sandy, Carmelo Angulo and Marcelo Torrico shared the other goals as Bolivar went five points clear of Wilstermann, who drew 0-0 with La Paz FC.

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CHILE

Universidad Catolica, who beat Deportes Concepcion 4-1 to complete a 6-2 aggregate win, were the only favourites to make the Apertura championship semi-finals.

Universidad de Chile, who needed only to draw at home to Union Espanola after a 2-1 win in the first leg, instead lost 1-0 to a second-half goal by Marcelo Risso and crashed 3-2 on penalties.

"I'm not bothered by the word failure, and that's what this was, I don't have a problem about admitting it," said Universidad de Chile coach Hector Pinto. "We'll have to look at the reasons, of which there are many."

Colo Colo, 4-0 behind from the first leg against Huachipato, lost the second leg 1-0 when Hector Mancillo broke clear of the defence and rounded Claudio Bravo to score in the 38th minute.

Defending champions Cobreloa lost 2-1 on aggregate after they were held 1-1 at home by Coquimbo Unido, who had German Navea sent off in the 64th minute.

Jose Luis Diaz put the Desert Foxes in front with a first-half penalty but Marcelo Corrales levelled in the second half.

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COLOMBIA

Santa Fe, who last won the title in 1975, reached the Apertura championship final despite losing 1-0 to Atletico Huila in their last match in semi-final Group B. The Bogota team finished one point ahead of Envigado, who were held 1-1 by Once Caldas.

Santa Fe's players rushed to the bench and listened to the final minutes of Envigado's game on the radio after substitute Nelson Gomez gave Huila a surprise win.

They will face Atletico Nacional, who finished top of Group A after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Deportivo Cali with two goals from reserve striker Oscar Echeverri, the second in the 81st minute.

Atletico finished one point ahead of Tolima, whose 4-2 win at Independiente Medellin was in vain.

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URUGUAY

Defensor Sporting beat Miramar Misiones 2-1 to go level on points with leaders Nacional, who were held 2-2 by Cerrito. Both teams have ten wins and five draws from 15 games.

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PERU

Universitario beat Deportivo San Martin 2-1 to stay top of the first stage on goal difference from Cienciano, 3-0 winners over Cesar Vallejo.

Sporting Cristal won their first game since former Peru midfielder Jose del Solar took over as coach last month, beating Sport Ancash 2-0 with two second-half headers from Miguel Villalta.
 

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River barely makes it to the play-off for the Libertadores 06 ... (Remember no Boca :dielaugh: in that instance) ..Which may have been what saved their coache's :ass: ..


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By Brian Homewood

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 4 (Reuters) - Uruguay's championship came to a troubled end at the weekend when Nacional converted a controversial, injury-time penalty to beat Rocha 3-2 and earn a playoff with Defensor Sporting to decide the title.

There was also confusion in Bolivia where Wilstermann had 15 points deducted by a disciplinary tribunal for fielding an ineligible player but the league said they would only change the standings after an appeal had been heard.


URUGUAY

Nacional and Defensor Sporting finished the Special championship level on 41 points from 17 games after Nacional scored from a penalty in the fifth minute of injury time to beat Rocha 3-2.

They will play off over two legs as goal difference is not used to decide the title.

Defensor had already completed a 1-0 win at Cerrito with a Hugo Costela goal and were ready to celebrate until Sebastian Abreu converted for Nacional with the last kick of the game.

The penalty was awarded for an alleged foul on Abreu although no contact appeared to be made.

Minutes early, Rocha's Luis Magureguy had a penalty saved by Nacional goalkeeper Sebastian Viera.

Nacional had twice led with goals by Martin Liguero and Alexander Medina but were pegged back each time as Heber Caro and Diego Ciz equalised.

Defensor Sporting striker Sebastian Taborda said: "I'm fed up with seeing these things happens, we were ready to celebrate and once again on of these things happens, which is repeated year after year."

Penarol's match against Miramar Misiones was abandoned in the 79th minute after fans threw missiles onto the pitch and threatened an invasion.

BOLIVIA

Wilstermann stayed third in the table despite having 15 points deducted for fielding Argentine Jose Luis Gawlik when he was ineligible.

A disciplinary tribunal accepted complaints from six other teams that Gawlik had been registered one day after the March 31 deadline.

Wilstermann, who won five of the six matches in which he played, lost the points to their respective opponents under Saturday's ruling.

However, the league said it would only enforce the decision once Wilstermann's appeal had been heard.

Wilstermann quickly put the controversy behind them as they beat Union Central 3-0 in Cochabamba on Sunday to stay third in the table with 32 ponts from 15 games.

Brazilian Thiago Leitao and Alejandro Gomez gave the Aviators a 2-0 halftime lead and Luis Sillero added a third early in the second half.

Bolivar stayed top despite a continuing crisis over the late payment of wages and speculation over the future of coach Abdul Aramayo.

Daner Pachi set up the first goal for Matias Fischer and scored the second himself in a 2-0 win over San Jose.

Bolivar have 40 points, seven more than second-placed Oriente Petrolero who beat The Strongest 1-0 in a match which produced 13 yellow cards and one red.

CHILE

Union Espanola drew first blood in the Apertura championship final as they beat Coquimbo Unido 1-0 in the first leg. Manuel Neira scored the only goal in the 76th minute.

Coquimbo, who have never won a domestic title, host the return next Saturday.

PERU

Universitario, coached by former Argentina international Jose Basualdo, stayed top of the championship's first stage after drawing 1-1 in their derby with Sport Boys.

Henry Colan gave Sport Boys an early lead before Luis Tonelotto levelled for Universitario in the 21st minute, only to turn villain by missing a penalty before halftime.

Universitario are two points ahaed of Cienciano, who surprisingly lost 2-1 to newly-promoted Sport Ancash in Huaraz after Renzo Benavides scored a last-minute winner.

ECUADOR

Barcelona made sure of their place in the Apertura championship's knockout stage with a 1-0 win over bottom club Deportivo Quevedo as Juan Jose Pelaez took over their third coach of the year.

Former Crystal Palace striker Ivan Kaviedes scored a fourth-minute winner in the agricultural centre of Machala.
 

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MONTEVIDEO, July 7 (Reuters) - Nacional have been declared Uruguayan champions after opponents Defensor Sporting boycotted a two-leg play-off in protest at a refereeing decision, local media said on Thursday.
A meeting of the Uruguayan Football Association's (AUF) executive committee voted by four to one to hand Nacional the 2005 Special championship title at a meeting on Wednesday night, reports said.


Unfashionable Defensor were set to win the title on Sunday until Nacional beat Rocha 3-2 with a controversial penalty awarded in the fifth minute of injury time to finish level on points 41 points from 17 games.

Defensor's players, who had just beaten Cerrito 1-0, were waiting on the pitch to celebrate the title when Sebastian Abreu scored Nacional's hotly-contested winner.

As goal difference is not used to settle the title, the teams were forced into a two-leg play-off on July 10 and 12.

Nacional are considered one of the big two clubs in Uruguayan football alongside Penarol.

The Special championship was a transitional tournament as Uruguayan football moved to a July-June season instead of following the calendar year.
 

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If you have GOL TV ... plenty of action from the Inca Land today, Sat July 9th
 

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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11 (Reuters) -

Union Espanola won the Chilean Apertura championship at the weekend with a 3-2 win at Coquimbo in the second leg of the final while titleholders Deportivo Cuenca sneaked into the semi-finals of the Ecuadorean championship after scoring in injury time to eliminate Liga de Loja.

Nacional, who were handed the Uruguayan title last week after Defensor Sporting boycotted a play-off, added spice to the controversy by provocatively playing a celebratory game at the weekend before receiving the trophy and completing a lap of honour.


CHILE

Union Espanola won the championship for the first time in 28 years and the sixth overall after their late win over Coquimbo Unido.

Thirty-six-year-old former Chile midfielder Jose Luis Sierra converted an 88th minute penalty as Union won 4-2 on aggregate to clinch the Apertura, the first of the two championships played in the season.

Coquimbo, who have never won the title, went ahead with a Hector Robles header in the 12th minute.

Manuel Neira levelled before halftime and Juan Jose Ribera put the visitors ahead in the 52nd minute from a 30-metre free kick. Robles put Coquimbo back in the hunt with another header in the 62nd minute.

Union snatched a late win despite having Jose Luis Jerez sent off for a second bookable offence with 10 minutes left.

ECUADOR

Venezuelan Hector Gonzalez's goal in the second minute of injury time gave Deportivo Cuenca a 3-3 home draw with Liga de Loja and sent them through on their better overall record after the tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.

Argentine Christian Carnero and Walter Caldernon gave Cuenca a 2-0 halftime lead. Colombian Wilson Segura scored twice in three minutes after the restart, taking his tally in the tournament to 21, then set up a third for Rafael Capurro three minutes later.

Barcelona also went through on their overall record after beating Deportivo Quito 2-0 with second half goals from Ivan Kaviedes and Agustin Delgado.

LDU cruised passed Olmedo, winning 5-1 to qualify 6-2 on aggregate, and army club El Nacional scored four times in the second half to beat Aucas 4-0 after a goalless first leg and first half.

URUGUAY

Nacional, who were due to be playing the first match of a two-leg playoff against Defensor Sporting at the weekend, instead played out a 5-5 draw against an team of former club players after their opponents boycotted the tie.

Defensor were furious after Nacional beat Rocha 3-2 with a controversial penalty in the fifth minute of injury time earlier this month to finish level on points in the Special Championship and force the play-off.

During the weekend's game, Nacional striker Sebastian Abreu, who won and converted the controversial penalty against Rocha, re-enacted the incident with the help of an opponent.

After the match, Nacional were presented with the trophy and completed a lap of honour to the backing of a fireworks display.

COLOMBIA

Defending champions Atletico Nacional got off on the wrong foot by losing 1-0 at home to America on the first day of the Finalizacion, the second of the two championships played in the season.

Jose Moreno scored the only goal to give America's new Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca a winning start.

Argentine Gabriel Fernandez scored with a bicycle kick as Millonarios came from behind to beat Envigado 2-1 while Union Magdalena goalkeeper Luis Fernandez scored from a free kick in his team's 2-1 defeat by local rivals Atletico Junior.

PERU

Universitario stayed two points ahead of Cienciano at the top of the championship's first stage after both teams went on second-half goal sprees to win their games.

Universitario, coached by former Argentina international Jose Basualdo, scored four times in the last 35 minutes to beat Melgar 4-0. Argentine Luis Tonelotto scored twice while Piero Alva and Jose Pereda shared the others.

Cienciano scored three times in the last half hour, including two from veteran midfielder Juan Carlos Bazalar, to beat Sport Boys 3-0.

BOLIVIA

Leaders Bolivar came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 at Union Central and stay top of the table. Mauricio Adorno and Weimar Petterson put Central two up before Juan Matias Fishcer and Luis Gatty Ribeiro replied for The Academy, who had Brazilian midfielder Julio Cesar Ferreira sent off for the third time this year.

Fabio Gimenez and Hugo Ruiz scored twice in the last 10 minutes as Aurora beat Wilstermann 2-1 in the 100th meeting of the two Cochabamba teams. Luis Sillero had given the Aviators had taken a first-half lead.
 

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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Reuters) - The Strongest won 3-2 at Wilstermann in the Bolivian championship despite finishing with nine men in a match their players initially threatened to boycott.

Universitario stayed top of the Peruvian championship's first stage when they scored an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 in a derby with Sporting Cristal.


BOLIVIA

The Strongest climbed to third place with their win at Wilstermann on Wednesday after settling a pay dispute at the last minute.

Angry at late payment of their wages, the players initially refused to travel to Cochabamba for the game and the club sent a youth team.

The players changed their mind after meeting directors at the club's headquarters in La Paz in the morning, caught an afternoon flight and arrived just in time to play the match in the evening.

Pablo Escobar scored twice and Brazilian Sandro Coelho once as The Strongest downed the Aviators despite having midfielder Luis Cristaldo and Coelho sent off in the second half.

Cristaldo, a survivor from Bolivia's 1994 World Cup team, was making only his second appearance after returning from a six-month doping ban.

He was dismissed for making an insulting gesture at the crowd.

Brazilian Thiago Leitao scored both goals for Wilstermann, who dropped to fourth with 32 points.

Leaders Bolivar, who are at home to Aurora on Thursday night, have 41 points, five clear of Oriente Petrolero who were beaten 2-1 at Real Potosi at 4,100 metres above sea level.

Brazilian striker Carlos Monteiro scored all four goals as Destroyers thumped La Paz FC despite having defenders Ernesto Caballo and Gilberto Ayala sent off in the first half for violent play.

La Paz FC had Diomedes Pena also dismissed in the second half.

PERU

Universitario twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with local rivals Sporting Cristal in a derby between two Lima rivals which was played in the southern border town of Tacna.

Argentine striker Luis Bonnet put Cristal ahead with a 21st minute header and a clinically taken goal ten minutes from time.

Bonnet's compatriot Luis Tonelotto headed in from a corner to level for Universitario in the 62nd minute and celebrated by diving into the long jump sand-pit behind the goal.

Universitario snatched a point when Leonardo Lemos scored in injury time.

"We made a lot of mistakes which they took advantage of, but fortunately we recovered," said Universitario coach Jose Basualdo.

Universitario stayed top of the first stage on goal difference from Cienciano, who won 1-0 at Melgar with a late goal from striker Miguel Mostto and an outstanding display from Peru goalkeeper Oscar Ibanez.

ECUADOR

Defending champions Deportivo Cuenca came from behind to beat LDU 2-1 in their Apertura championship semi-final first leg tie.

Venezuelan Hector Gonzalez and Argentine Cristian Carnero scored for Cuenca after an own goal by Leoverlis Mina had put LDU in front.

In the other tie Felix Borja scored an 84th minute equaliser as Quito-based army club El Nacional drew 1-1 in Guayaquil against Barcelona, who had taken the lead through a controversial penalty converted by Walter Ayovi.
 
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