Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Penarol's Aguirre eyes another Libertadores crown
AP, June 22nd, 2011 6:04PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

After a scoreless first leg in Uruguay, Penarol faces Santos in Brazil Wednesday night in the Western Hemisphere's most presitigious club title, the Copa Libertadores (8:30 pm ET, Fox Deportes). Twenty-four years ago, Penarol's coach Diego Aguirre scored an incredible gamewinner when Penarol won its last Copa Libertadores, finding the net in the last minute of overtime.

“It’s a great memory to have, but it’s a long time ago,” he said. “Now we have to try to do it again, bring the trophy back to Uruguay.”

Penarol dominated soccer in South America in the 1960s and in the 1980s, two spans in which it won all five of its Copa Libertadores titles and reached the final several other times. But after the title in 1987, the club hadn’t been a serious contender until this year’s impressive campaign.

But in addition to playing in front of its home fans, the Santos squad will include two players touted as future Brazil stars -- Neymar and Paulo Henrique Ganso. Ganso has been cleared to play after a muscle injury that has sidelined him for several weeks.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
Mourinho: Drogba Could Start vs. Man United     
Chelsea striker Loic Remy, who was substituted in the 13th-minute of Tuesday's 6-0 UEFA Champions League ...
Russia: Racism is a Global, Not Russian, Problem    
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko denied that his country has a particular problem with racism in ...
Robben Hails Bayern Tactics in Roma Thrashing    
Bayern Munich's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night-which broke the ...
Kompany: City, Not CSKA, Punished by Stadium Ban    
When UEFA slaps a stadium ban on a European club-as it has CSKA Moscow in the ...
Report: Raul to Join Cosmos This Week     
Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez on Tuesday reached an agreement to play for New York ...
Platini: Ballon d'Or Should Not Go to Ronaldo, Messi     
UEFA President Michel Platini believes the 2014 Ballon d'Or should not go to either Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Real's Bale, Ramos Miss Liverpool Clash    
Gareth Bale, Real Madrid's world record signing, and vice-captain Sergio Ramos are both out of Wednesday's ...
Ronaldo, Messi Could Break UCL Record This Week     
The world's two best players will have a chance to break Raul's UEFA Champions League goal ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives