The view from Brazil

Should he stay or should he go?

March 20, 2012
By Tim Vickery
Two weeks ago, Lionel Messi raised the bar when he knocked in his five Champions League goals for Barcelona against Bayer Leverkusen. Later that night on the other side of the Atlantic, a young Brazilian strained to reach the same standard.

It was Santos against Internacional in the Copa Libertadores, an all-Brazilian battle of the last two teams to win the competition, South America's equivalent of Europe's Champions League. Santos had lost their opening game in the competition, ...

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