Tensions spike in Rio de Janeiro ahead of Copa Libertadores soccer final and after Copacabana brawl

RIO DE JANEIRO — Tensions remained high Friday in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Copa Libertadores soccer final, following a brawl between fan clubs and a fierce police response on the Copacabana beach the previous day. The incident marred the excitement ahead of the game between Brazil’s Fluminense and Argentina’s Boca Juniors, … Read more

Kaya, Davao look to arrange Copa Alcantara title clash

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Kaya-Iloilo and Davao Aguilas-University of Makati look to protect their aggregate leads and set up a title showdown as the semifinals of the Copa Paulino Alcantara wrap up Friday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Looking to reach the final for the fifth time in as many editions of the domestic cup football tournament … Read more

Davao stuns Cebu in Copa Alcantara semis first leg

Davao Aguilas-University of Makati. –PFL PHOTO Troy Limbo’s goal put Davao Aguilas-University of Makati on the cusp of an unlikely trip to the Copa Paulino Alcantara Final after stunning Dynamic Herb Cebu, 1-0, in the first leg of their semifinals encounter on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Limbo came through in the 37th minute as … Read more

Stallion, Kaya back to winning ways at Copa Alcantara

Stallion-Laguna. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Stallion-Laguna and Kaya-Iloilo atoned for disappointing setbacks to begin their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) club campaigns with convincing victories over UAAP teams to close out the group stage of the Copa Paulino Alcantara. Yuta Nomura had a hat trick while Finn McDaniel had a brace as Stallion pummeled Adamson University, 9-1, … Read more

Davao will get draw with Mendiola at Copa Alcantara

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Veteran Marvin Angeles scored close to the demise to assist Davao Aguilas salvage an exhilarating 3-3 draw with Philippines Soccer League aspect Mendiola FC 1991 to shore up its bid to succeed in the knockout stage of the Copa Paulino Alcantara on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. Angeles struck the equalizer in stoppage … Read more