Copa Libertadores 2018

Discussion in 'Copa Libertadores / Sudamericana' started by Century's Best, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Flipmode2000

    Flipmode2000 Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    USA -Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Anyone know if the game will be on TV here in the US ? I don't see it listed anywhere.
     
  2. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I think one of Fox's channels will show it. Definitely would be Fox Deportes ... maybe even FS1 or 2 if they fell like it will get enough non-hispanic audience.
     
  3. Flipmode2000

    Flipmode2000 Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    USA -Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I hope so cause I just checked the guide and it's not listed. That would be a shame.
     
  4. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It's probably not listed because of issues concerning the scheduling of the matches. At first, it was going to be on a Wednesday -- then it got moved to Saturday. Then they proposed moving it again to Sunday.

    It was just barely confirmed hours ago that the matches in the end will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 & 24 at 12:00 PM PST.

    I would be surprised if they didn't show it, but if not you might have to resort to an online streaming service like Fanatiz
     
  5. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    There's always a stream. I've been following this year's Libertadores matches on live streams which (most of the time) worked quite well.
     
  6. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I would imagine on a Saturday FOX will manage to find some Mexican league game that will get them better ratings in the US than a Copa Libertadores final. I'm not going to complain, I made the choice to live in this soccer shithole. And at any rate, the streams surely can't be worse than the vertically challenged black and white TV that we used to watch soccer back when I was a kid.
     
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  7. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    CONMEBOL has formally requested that national federations who have players in Boca Juniors or River Plate not to cap them for the November FIFA friendlies. Argentina, Uruguay, and Colombia recently had players who are members of one of these two teams be selected for national team duty, and CONMEBOL wishes that both teams be at full strength for the two-legged final.
     
  8. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    It's clearly directed to Uruguay only since Colombia doesn't play and the Argentina coach already said he wouldn't call anyone like a week ago.

    I think Uruguay will end up accepting since Nandez and Mayada aren't that important for them anyway.
     
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  9. Century's Best

    Century's Best Member+

    Jul 29, 2003
    USA
    Whatever works for both teams - this is a Libertadores final, and given the context of the occasion, other than injury or suspension, neither team wants to get to game day at less than full strength.
     
  10. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good news. Looks like the game Saturday will be on FOX Deportes in USA.

     
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  11. Sandinista

    Sandinista Member+

    Apr 11, 2010
    Buenos Aires
    Club:
    Racing Club de Avellaneda
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    With 4 childhood friends (one bostero, one gallina, three neutrals), on a beach house in Miramar in the middle of a little getaway for a despedida de soltero... :cool:

    How are you going to be watching the final?
     
  12. chaski

    chaski Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Itchycoo Park
    Club:
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
  13. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    River's line-up is yet to be confirmed, but will look like this:

    Armani;
    Montiel-Maidana-Pinola-Casco;
    I. Fernandez or Zuculini-E. Perez-Palacios
    .........................................................Pity Martinez;
    Santos Borre-Pratto;
    Note that Ponzio will be absent due to injury, while Scocco is in serious doubt (at best, he'll just make it on the bench since he hasn't trained regularly all week).

    Many of River's players will have to be careful, as receiving just one yellow card will leave them without a spot in the return leg -- the two CB's (Maidana and Pinola) are the primary concern, and it's hard to imagine either of them --if not both-- ending such a match without a booking. Enzo Perez will also have to be careful to avoid bookings, while Pratto, Borre, and Pity Martinez are the remaining 3 that are on the verge of suspension (although less likely to see a card given their roles).

    On Boca's side, Pablo Perez (known for getting cards every game), Nandez, Olaza, and Pavon are the ones who'll have to be careful.

    Apparently the Chilean ref is known for giving cards. Hopefully he takes it easy tomorrow, because it would be a shame for such key players on both sides to miss the return leg of such a historic event.
     
  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    La final soñada. En cien años seguirán hablando de ella.
     
  15. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #515 Burr, Nov 10, 2018 at 9:13 AM
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM
    A lot of rain in Buenos Aires. The pitch isn't looking too good right now. I don't understand why they didn't put a tarp.

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    Edit: Looking better now, guess it's draining. CONMEBOL will be checking later but right now don't have plans to suspend.

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  16. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now it looks like this after another downpour. :(

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  17. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Grêmio voodoo doings
     
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  18. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The pitch continues to drain well at least. They're talking about postponing a couple hours but I think another line or storms might arrive. If they want to get this game in they should just go at the scheduled time while it's relatively clear as I don't think it will get any better if they wait.
     
  19. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
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    To quote the intendant of the Bombonera -- "Despreocúpense, el campo está bien. Está soportando... El campo drenó bien" :ROFLMAO:

    It would kind of be a shame to play in these conditions, because it'd just be ugly football: there's no way the ball will roll, it would just be long cross after long cross from both sides.

    However, I also think it'd be kind of ridiculous to postpone a freaking final the day of.

    You could partially blame CONMEBOL for this.. the forecast had been anticipating rainfall for Satuday all week, yet they wanted that specific date for $$$ reasons. Well......
     
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  20. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  21. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #521 locoxriver, Nov 10, 2018 at 12:59 PM
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 1:10 PM
    As of now...

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    Postponing the game later in the date would only make thing much worse (the match is supposed to be played between 5-7PM local time; the storm fall is due to intensify right at the end of the match)

    That means really the only options are playing it at the scheduled time, or postponing it (next Saturday?). However, there are also chances of rain throughout the rest of the week, including next weekend.
     
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  22. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Burr

    Burr Member+

    Boca Juniors
    Argentina
    Jul 8, 2014
    Tampa, FL
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe not. Now they're saying delayed? I hate South American journalists. Always giving speculation as fact. How about confirming stuff straight from the horses mouth? :rolleyes:
     
  24. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    "Angelici no quiere que se juegue. D'onofrio tampoco. Define el arbitro.

    CONMEBOL esta averiguando con el servicio meteorologico si podria jugarse a las 19:00."
     
  25. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    #525 locoxriver, Nov 10, 2018 at 1:28 PM
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 1:49 PM
    Well there it is... officially suspended. CONMEBOL lpqtp

    They're saying it'll be played tomorrow, but similar rainfall is predicted by meterologists, sooooo....
     

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