Underdogs hold the key for Libertadores success

January 29, 2008
It may have passed under the radar of many football fanatics, but the Copa Libertadores (South America's version of the UEFA Champions League) begins this week, albeit with a preliminary round of qualifying. Before the competition begins in full in February, some teams are forced to qualify for the group stages and two to catch the eye are Arsenal of Argentina and Lanus. While underdogs Arsenal won the South American Cup (the equivalent of the UEFA Cup) without ever winning a home game, Lanus rose ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations