THE SOCCER REPORT

Chelsea-Liverpool deliver thriller; Juventus and PSG in a league of their own

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard handed Liverpool their first loss of the season by scoring the game winner in the EFL cup. Photo courtesy of Nike, Inc.

English Premier League

Things are going from bad to worse for renowned Manager Jose Mourinho after suffering his third loss in Manchester United’s seventh league bout of the season. United are now winless in three if you factor in the elimination on penalties against Derby County in the League Cup. The Red Devils are 10th in the table with Arsenal, Bournemouth, Leicester City, Tottenham, Manchester City and Wolves all above them, each collecting a respective three points this weekend. Burnley, Everton and West Ham also picked up wins as they look to climb out of the bottom half of the standings.

The match of the weekend, arguably based on gameplay and what was at stake, was the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Liverpool. The two sides had met earlier in the week in the League Cup where the Blues won at Anfield thanks to a game-winning goal by Eden Hazard. The Belgian goalscorer struck again, this time with the match taking place at Stamford Bridge, to put his side up in the 25th minute. Chelsea had the win - and the top spot in the standings - in their grasp before a familiar face ruined the day. Daniel Sturridge, who spent his younger years at Chelsea, struck a marvelous curling hit from outside the box to tie things up in the 89th minute. The last moments were anyone’s guess of who would win before time ran out and both sides left with a point apiece.

Top six: 1. Manchester City (19), 2. Liverpool (19), 3. Chelsea (17), 4. Tottenham (15), 5. Arsenal (15), 6. Watford (13)

Scoring leader: 6 - Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC)

Assists leader: 4 - Jose Holebas (Watford)

Spain’s La Liga

It was a double shift week for teams in the Spanish First Division. The biggest noise during the week came as top clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid both lost their first game of the season. Defending champions FC Barcelona could not escape Leganes unscathed and fell 2-1 while the defending Champions League winners were blanked 3-0 at Sevilla. This, of course, would set up and interesting weekend where Barcelona again could not pick up three points, drawing 1-1 against Athletic Bilbao.

The big match of the weekend, and one with early title implications, was the Madrid Derby between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid. A win for either would’ve placed them in the top of the standings. Neither could break through the other’s goalkeeper as Thibaut Courtois and Jan Oblak lived up to their billing. Real had the most to gain from the draw as the point puts them level with Barcelona at the top, though the sole spot would’ve been much sweeter.

Top six: 1. Barcelona (14), 2. Real Madrid (14), 3. Sevilla (13), 4. Atletico (12), 5. Real Betis (12), 6. Alaves (11)

Scoring leader: 7 - Andre Silva (Sevilla)

Assists leader(s): 4 - Jony (Alaves) / Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

German Bundesliga

Germany also saw teams play twice this week with the most impactful results involving the defending champions. FC Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw by Augsburg before losing 2-0 at Hertha Berlin. The biggest beneficiary of this was their rival, Borussia Dortmund, who won 7-0 against Nurnberg and picked up a 4-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen. U.S. midfielder Christian Pulisic started his second and third straight matches for Dortmund. Hertha - thanks to their direct result - were the next team who benefited and are now tied on points with second-place Bayern. RB Leipzig also had a six point week and are now at 11 points, surging upwards in the standings. Schalke picked up its first three points of the season in a 1-0 win over Mainz where Texas native Weston McKennie entered the match in the 61st minute to help keep the lead.

Top six: 1. Dortmund (14), 2. Bayern Munich (13), 3. Hertha Berlin (13), 4. Monchengladbach (11), 5. Werder Bremen (11), 6. RB Leipzig (11)

Scoring leader: 5 - Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin)

Assists leader: 5 - Jadon Sancho (Dortmund)

Italian Serie A

Defending champions Juventus took a huge step to repeating as champions with a six point week. They dismantled Bologna 2-0 before a 3-1 statement win over second place Napoli. The wins give Juve a six point cushion at the top of the standings thanks to catalyst Cristiano Ronaldo who is the joint- leader in assists. Roma, Inter Milan and Genoa were the other clubs to win both their matches this week. AC Milan drew at Empoli midweek before getting an important 4-1 road win over Sassuolo.

Top six: 1. Juventus (21), 2. Napoli (15), 3. Fiorentina (13), 4. Inter Milan (13), 5. Sassuolo (13), 6. Genoa (12)

Scoring leader: 8 - Krzysztof Piątek (Genoa)

Assists leader(s): 4 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) / Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria)

French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain are in a league of their own as the defending champions navigated the two-match week with ease - staying perfect with an 8-0-0 record to start the season. Eight points below them, in second place, are Lille who fell at Bordeaux on Wednesday but picked up a 3-0 home win over Marseille on Sunday. Monaco failed to pick up their second win of the season, dropping both of their bouts this week. Down with them at the bottom of the table is Nantes, where American defender Matt Miazga featured as a starter in the 1-2 loss with Nice and the 1-1 draw at Lyon.

Top six: 1. PSG (24), 2. Lille (16), 3. Montpellier (15), 4. St-Etienne (15), 5. Lyon (14), 6. Marseille (13)

Scoring leader: 7 - Neymar (PSG)

Assists leader(s): 4 - Dimitri Payet (Marseille) / Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon)

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Major League Soccer

With the season winding down, two more playoff berth were clinched this week. New York City FC were the third team to clinch a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs with a win over Chicago Fire on Saturday, after failing to seal the deal earlier in the week against Montreal Impact. Fourth and fifth place teams faced off to no avail as Columbus and Philadelphia played to a 0-0 draw. Montreal are in the last playoff spot in the East but they didn’t do themselves any favors by losing 5-0 to Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United, now two points out of that final playoff spot. Despite all that excitement, the match of the weekend was between the two top teams as Atlanta United visited the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls won 2-0 and their two best players in attack didn’t eve see the bench. The win narrows the gap at the top of the overall table and the race for the MLS Supporters Shield.

In the West, top-seeded FC Dallas clinched their spot in the postseason with a 0-0 draw at Portland. Another Dynamo rival, Sporting Kansas City, tied 1-1 at home with Real Salt Lake. This result is important because the Dynamo would have been officially eliminated from playoff contention with an RSL win. Houston won its game on Saturday night in a 3-2 comeback win over the last place San Jose Earthquakes, staving off elimination for the time being. Earlier in the week, the Dynamo won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

East top six: 1. Atlanta United (63), 2. NY Red Bulls (62), 3. NYC FC (53), 4. Colombus (48), 5. Philadelphia (47), 6. Montreal (40).

West top six: 1. FC Dallas (54), 2. Sporting KC (52), 3. LAFC (50), 4. Portland (48), 5. Seattle (47), 6. Real Salt Lake (46).

Scoring leader: 30 - Josef Martinez (Atlanta United)

Assists leader: 16 - Luciano Acosta (D.C. United)

Liga MX

All the fuss in Mexico this week revolved around one game - the national rivalry. Chivas of Guadalajara visiting Mexico City’s Club America was the game that capped the weekend action. Unfortunately, it would be nothing more than a cliffhanger as the 1-1 draw leaves bragging rights up for debate. The one caveat for America fans is that the result, for now, leaves Chivas at ninth place just outside the playoff qualification zone. Around the league, defending champion Santos picked up a 1-0 win at Necaxa and Cruz Azul stays at the top despite a 3-1 loss at Pachuca. The two Monterrey clubs were successful as Tigres won 2-0 at Queretaro and Monterrey won 3-0 vs. Tijuana. Six matchdays remain in the regular season.

Top eight: 1. Cruz Azul (23), 2. Club America (21), 3. Santos Laguna (21), 4. Monterrey (20), 5. Pumas UNAM (19), 6. Toluca (19), 7. Tigres UANL (18), 8. Pachuca (15)

Scoring leader(s): 8 - Julio Furch (Santos Laguna) / André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres)

Assists leader(s): 5 - Dorlan Pabon (Monterrey) / Victor Guzman (Pachuca)

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Upcoming Matches (All Times CT):

Tuesday, October 2

11:55 a.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Hoffenheim vs. Manchester City (TNT/Galavision)

11:55 a.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Juventus vs. Young Boys (UniMas/Univision Deportes)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Bayern Munich vs. Ajax (Galavision)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Champions League] CSKA Moscow vs. Real Madrid (Univision/Univision Deportes)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Manchester United vs. Valencia (TNT/UniMas)

5:30 p.m. - [Copa Libertadores] River Plate vs. Independiente (Fanatiz)

Wednesday, October 3

11:55 a.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Schalke 04 (Galavision)

11:55 a.m. - [UEFA Champions League] PSG vs. Red Star Belgrade (TNT/UniMas/Univision Deportes)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Atletico Madrid vs. Brugge (Galavision)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Champions League] Tottenham vs. Barcelona (TNT/Univision/Univision Deportes)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Champions League] PSV Eindhoven vs. Inter Milan (UniMas)

7:45 p.m. - [Copa Libertadores] Palmeiras vs. Colo-Colo (FOX Deportes/Fanatiz)

8:55 p.m. - [Copa MX] Leon vs. Pumas UNAM (Univision Deportes)

Thursday, October 4

11:55 a.m. - [UEFA Europa League] Qarabag vs. Arsenal (Galavision)

11:55 a.m. - [UEFA Europa League] Real Betis vs. Dudelange (UniMas)

2 p.m. - [UEFA Europa League] Spartak Moscow vs. Villarreal (UniMas)

Friday, October 5

1:30 p.m. - [Bundesliga] Werder Bremen vs. Wolfsburg (FS2/Univision Deportes)

1:45 p.m. - [Ligue 1] Toulouse vs. Nice (beIN Sports)

2 p.m. - [Premier League] Brighton vs. West Ham (NBC Sports)

Saturday, October 6

8:30 a.m. - [Bundesliga] Dortmund vs. Augsburg (FS2/UniMas/Univision Deportes)

9 a.m. - [Premier League] Tottenham vs. Cardiff City (NBC Sports)

11 a.m. - [Serie A] Udinese vs. Juventus (ESPN+)

11:30 a.m. - [Premier League] Manchester United vs. Newcastle (NBC)

11:30 a.m. - [Bundesliga] Bayern Munich vs. Monchengladbach (FS2/FOX Deportes)

2:30 p.m. - [MLS] Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution (Univision/Twitter)

Sunday, October 7

6 a.m. - [Premier League] Fulham vs. Arsenal (NBC Sports)

8 a.m. - [Serie A] AC Milan vs. Chievo (ESPN+)

8:15 a.m. - [Premier League] Southampton vs. Chelsea (NBC Sports)

10:30 a.m. - [Premier League] Liverpool vs. Manchester City (NBC Sports)

9:30 p.m. - [Liga MX] Tigres vs. Club America (Univision Facebook)

Monday, October 8

9:30 p.m. - [MLS] Seattle Sounders FC vs. Houston Dynamo (KUBE57)

 

Carlos Tevez has challenged his Boca Juniors teammates to keep their heads up after drawing 2-2 with rivals River Plate in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Final. Nike, Inc.

Manchester City, FC Barcelona, Dortmund, Juventus and PSG maintain leads in their respective leagues while the MLS Cup Playoffs is down to four teams. All eyes, however, were on South America as one of the fiercest rivalries reached new heights with the Copa Libertadores title on the line.

English Premier League

Matchday 12 in the Premier League provided close encounters with five of the 10 matches resulting in draws and three other results decided by one goal. In fact, the biggest margin of victory this week was by two and it included the top two sides in the standings - Manchester City and Liverpool.

The five stalemates where Southampton-Watford (1-1), Leicester City-Burnley (0-0), Huddersfield-West Ham (1-1), Chelsea-Everton (0-0) and Arsenal-Wolves (1-1). The biggest setbacks where obviously for Chelsea, who stay in third but see the gap widen from the title race, and Arsenal, who dropped to fifth and now saw Tottenham pass them by three points. Bournemouth stay in sixth but took a hit with a 1-2 loss at Newcastle. Watford and Manchester United have equaled Bournemouth with 20 points and Everton is one point behind at 9th place.

Mohamed Salah was influential in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham but Manchester City maintained first place in the standings with a 3-1 win over rivals United in the Manchester Derby.

Big news came down this Wednesday as last place Fulham announced Claudio Ranieri as their new manager. The Italian tactician led Leicester City on that Cinderella Premier League title run that later saw him named the The Best FIFA Men's Coach in 2016.

Off the field, the Premier League announced a new CEO, and their first top female executive, in Animal Planet chief Susanna Dinnage. The new PL chief will take over in January and will be tasked with the continuing global growth of the Premier League.

Top six: 1. Manchester City (32), 2. Liverpool (30), 3. Chelsea (28), 4. Tottenham (27), 5. Arsenal (24), 6. Bournemouth (20)

Scoring leader: 8 - Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Assists leader: 6 - Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)

Spain’s La Liga

Don’t pencil in FC Barcelona as the champions just yet. The defending champions suffered a dramatic 3-4 loss to the visiting Real Betis and have been kept within range in the Spanish title race. Sevilla, with a 2-1 win over Espanyol, and Atletico Madrid, with a late 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao, each picked up three points to pull within one of 1st place.

Real Madrid picked up their 4th straight win with a 4-2 victory at Celta Vigo, a result that influenced two managerial announcement. Real Madrid Manager Santiago Solari saw his interim tag removed and has assured himself the position with a contract lasting until June 2021. Celta Vigo, meanwhile, parted ways with Antonio Mohamed and announced Miguel Cardoso as their new manager.

La Liga will resume after the international break with a match of title implications as third place Atletico Madrid hosts FC Barcelona in the Spanish capital.

Top six: 1. Barcelona (24), 2. Sevilla (23), 3. Atletico Madrid (23), 4. Alaves (23), 5. Espanyol (21), 6. Real Madrid (20)

Scoring leader: 9 - Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) / Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona)

Assists leader: 5 - Jony Rodriguez (Alaves) / Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

German Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund are looking every bit the part of the champion after a 3-2 win over rivals Bayern Munich. The two were separated by four points and Bayern were looking to shorten that gap to one on their path to a 28th league title and their potential 7th consecutive title. Dortmund, the last champion before Bayern’s six-season stranglehold, now look like a potential threat to that dynasty.

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Luka Jović had a brace in Frankfurt’s 3-0 win over Schalke 04 to take the top spot in the golden boot race. Monchengladbach and Leipzig also picked up three points apiece to take advantage of Bayern’s loss and move up the standings.

Top six: 1. Dortmund (27), 2. Monchengladbach (23), 3. RB Leipzig (22), 4. Eintracht Frankfurt (20), 5. Bayern Munich (20), 6. Hoffenheim (19)

Scoring leader: 9 - Luka Jović (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Assists leader: 6 - Jadon Sancho (Dortmund)
 

Italian Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to perform for Juventus by scoring in the marquee match at A.C. Milan. The 2-0 result keeps Juve in a somewhat comfortable lead as CR7 is now second in both goals and assists. Napoli kept pace with the leaders with a 2-1 win at Genoa while Inter Milan fall back to third with an embarrassing 1-4 loss at Atalanta. Lazio could not bring away the full three points at Sassuolo while Roma makes its way up the table with a 4-1 win vs. Sampdoria.

Top six: 1. Juventus (34), 2. Napoli (28), 3. Inter Milan (25), 4. Lazio (22), 5. Milan (21), 6. Roma (19)

Scoring leader: 9 - Krzysztof Piątek (Genoa)

Assists leader: 8 - Suso (A.C. Milan)

French Ligue 1

Another day, another win for Paris Saint-Germain. The defending champions are now on a thirteen match winning streak with a 4-0 win at Monaco. Lille drew 0-0 with Strasbourg and Montpelier lost 1-0 at Angers, stretching PSG’s lead even further. Lyon remains in the top four with a 4-2 win at Guingamp with St-Etienne and  Marseille picking up wins of their own to keep them in the picture for European competition next season.

Top six: 1. PSG (39), 2. Lille (26), 3. Montpellier (25), 4. Lyon (24), 5. St-Etienne (23), 6. Marseille (22)

Scoring leader: 11 - Emiliano Sala (Nantes) / Kylian Mbappé (PSG)

Assists leader: 6 - Angel Di Maria (PSG)

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Major League Soccer

We’re down to the last four in the MLS Cup Playoffs: New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United in the East, Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers in the West.

New York City FC could not extend their season after defeating Philadelphia Union in the knockout round and lost their series against Atlanta by 4-1 on aggregate. The main question with NYCFC is what will be their direction after failing to win any hardware with 2010 FIFA World Cup winner David Villa, who will reportedly part ways from the club this offseason. Columbus Crew are left with a similar question as they too are eliminated. The Crew took care of red hot D.C. United in the knockout stage but could not get past the mighty Red Bulls in the conference semifinals. With Crew Head Coach Gregg Berhalter reportedly the leading candidate to take over the U.S. national team, many wonder who will lead Columbus next year.

In the West, Los Angeles FC and FC Dallas could not translate successful seasons into lengthy playoff runs. Both teams were one-and-done against lower seeds Real Salt Lake and Portland Timbers, respectively. RSL gave West No. 1 seed Sporting KC a scare but ultimately could not get past a more complete team. The Timbers, on the other end, took Seattle Sounders FC to extra time in the second leg of the Western conference finals, eliminating their bitter rivals on penalties.

The playoffs now take a hiatus due to the international break and return on Nov. 25 with the start of the Conference finals. The two conference champions will meet in the MLS Cup Final, hosted at the higher seed, on Dec. 8.

Playoff Results:

Knockout Round 

(E3) New York City 3-1 (E6) Philadelphia Union

(E4) D.C. United 2-2 (2-3 pens) (E5) Columbus Crew

(W3) LAFC 2-3 (W6) Real Salt Lake

(W4) FC Dallas 1-2 (W5) Portland Timbers

Conference semifinals 

(E1) New York Red Bulls 3-1 agg. (E5) Columbus Crew

(E2) Atlanta United 4-1 agg. (E3) New York City

(W1) Sporting KC 5-3 agg. (W6) Real Salt Lake

(W2) Seattle Sounders 4-4 agg. (2-4 pens) (W5) Portland Timbers

Liga MX

The playoff picture is almost complete in Mexico with one matchday left in the Apertura 2018 tournament. The eight are essentially the same we’ve seen for a few weeks, with a bit of shuffling around from one through eight. Cruz Azul is back on top with a 2-1 win over Lobos BUAP while Santos and America drew 1-1 this past weekend. Pumas took advantage of the latter by moving up to third in the standings with a 1-0 win over Toluca. Frenchman Andre-Pierre Gignac scored four in a 6-1 Tigres win against Puebla to propel his side up to sixth. In the final playoff spot, Monarcas may have all but booked their spot with a 3-2 win over Tijuana. Pachuca and Queretaro, at 9th and 10th with 23 points each, are the only teams on the bubble with possibilities to crash the party.

With Liga MX taking a rest due to the FIFA international break, many teams use the opportunity to stay in action by touring in the United States. Tigres UANL and Pumas UNAM, two contenders for this season’s title, will face off on Saturday (2:00 p.m. kickoff) in Downtown Houston. Plenty of tickets are still available at BBVACompassStadium.com

Top eight: 1. Cruz Azul (33), 2. Club America (30), 3. Pumas UNAM (29), 4. Santos Laguna (29), 5. Monterrey (27), 6. Tigres UANL (26), 7. Toluca (26), 8. Morelia (25)
 

Scoring leader(s): 14 - André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres UANL)

Assists leader: 8 - Dorlan Pabon (Monterrey)

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UEFA Champions League

There’s never any shortage of things to talk about when it comes to the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo made sure of that with a stunner of a goal against his former club Manchester United, and was then upstaged by the Red Devils as they took a 2-1 win in Turin, Italy. Red Star Belgrade defeated Liverpool in Sebia to throw a wrench in Group C, as if Napoli hadn’t done that already. In Group A, Atletico Madrid made up for their loss at Dortmund by winning their match against the German leaders, 2-0, in Madrid. Barcelona could not break down Inter Milan in Italy but retains the top spot after a 1-1 draw. Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid all enjoyed comfortable wins and kept the top spots in their groups.

Group A: Dortmund (9), Atletico Madrid (9), Club Brugge (4), Monaco (1)

Group B: Barcelona (10), Inter Milan (7), Tottenham (4), PSV (1)

Group C: Napoli (6), Liverpool (6), PSG (5), Red Star Belgrade (4)

Group D: Porto (10), Schalke 04 (8), Galatasaray (4), Lokomotiv Moscow (0)

Group E: Bayern Munich (10), Ajax (8), Benfica (4), AEK Athens (0)

Group F: Manchester City (9), Lyon (6), Hoffenheim (3), Shakhtar Donetsk (2)

Group G: Real Madrid (9), Roma (9), CSKA Moscow (4), Plzeň (1)

Group H: Juventus (9), Manchester United (7), Valencia (5), Young Boys (1)

UEFA Europa League

Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea continue to walk through the Europa League group stage, but other top clubs have found it difficult. A.C. Milan, for example, continues to be upstaged by Real Betis in Group F and Sevilla is finding it hard to take a stranglehold of Group J. Other hopefuls like Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers remain in their respective group races but with little room for error.

Group A: Bayer Leverkusen (9), FC Zurich (9), Ludogorets (2), AEK Larnaca (2)

Group B: Red Bull Salzburg (12), RB Leipzig (6), Celtic (6), Rosenborg (0)

Group C: Zenit (8), Slavia Praha (7), Copenhagen (5), Bordeaux (1)

Group D: Dinamo Zagreb (12), Fenerbahce (7), Spartak Trnava (3), Anderlecht (1)

Group E: Arsenal (10), Sporting CP (7), Vorskla (3), Qarabag FK (3)

Group F: Real Betis (8), A.C. Milan (7), Olympiacos (7), Dudelange (0)

Group G: Villarreal (6), Spartak Moscow (5), Rangers (5), Rapid Wien (4)

Group H: Eintracht Frankfurt (12), Lazio (9), Marseille (1), Apollon Limassol (1)

Group I: Genk (7), Sarpsborg (5), Malmo (5), Besiktas (4)

Group J: FC Krasnodar (9), Sevilla (9), Standard Liege (6), Akhisar (0)

Group K: Astana (8), Dynamo Kiev (8), Rennes (3), Jablonec (2)

Group L: Chelsea (12), Videoton (6), PAOK (3), BATE (3)

Copa Libertadores

One of the most heated rivalries in all of soccer, with the South American championship on the line, kicked off this past weekend after weeks of anticipation. It took an extra day, as heavy rains and floods in the Buenos Aires region postponed the match from its original Saturday kickoff to Sunday afternoon. Once the first leg was underway, there was no denying the electricity as Boca Juniors took the lead with a 34th minute goal by their talisman in this edition of the Libertadores, Ramon Abila. The celebration was short lived by the home fans as River Plate’s Lucas Pratto tied the game on the ensuing kickoff. Boca were then forced to make an early change as Cristian Pavon had to leave the game due to injury. His replacement, Dario Benedetto, came off the bench and gave the home team the 2-1 lead just before halftime.

River Plate tied the match in the 61st minute thanks to a Carlos Izquierdoz own goal and the match would end in a 2-2 draw. Now, the animosity will grow back as the two teams prepare for the return leg across town on the 24th of this month. The winner will have everlasting bragging rights as this is not only the first time the historic rivals face off in a South American final but also the last in a home-and-home series - next season, the Libertadores switches to a neutral venue one match final.

Upcoming Matches (All Times CT):

Thursday, November 15

 

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Belgium vs. Iceland (ESPNews)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Croatia vs. Spain (ESPN+)

1:45 p.m. - [International Friendly] Germany vs. Russia (ESPN+)

2 p.m. - [International Friendly] England vs. USA (ESPN2/UniMás)

Friday, November 16

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Wales vs. Denmark (ESPNews)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Netherlands vs. France (ESPN+/UniMás)

2 p.m. - [International Friendly] Brazil vs. Uruguay (beIN Sports)

6 p.m. - [International Friendly] Argentina vs. Mexico (UniMás/Univision Deportes)

6:15 p.m. - [International Friendly] Chile vs. Costa Rica (beIN Sports)

Saturday, November 17

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Italy vs. Portugal (ESPN+)

Sunday, November 18

8 a.m. - [UEFA Nations League] England vs. Croatia (ESPNews)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Switzerland vs. Belgium (ESPN+)

1:45 p.m. - [International Friendly] Spain vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (ESPN+)

Monday, November 19

12:30 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Iceland vs. Qatar (ESPN+)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Czech Republic vs. Slovakia (ESPNews)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Germany vs. Netherlands (ESPN+)

Tuesday, November 20

1:30 p.m. - [International Friendly] Brazil vs. Cameroon (beIN Sports)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Sweden vs. Russia (ESPNews)

1:45 p.m. - [UEFA Nations League] Portugal vs. Poland (ESPN+)

1:45 p.m. - [International Friendly] Italy vs. USA (FS1/UniMás)

2 p.m. - [International Friendly] France vs. Uruguay (ESPN+)

6 p.m. - [International Friendly] Argentina vs. Mexico (UniMás/Univision Deportes)

 

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