River Plate fans celebrate victory in Buenos Aires after the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors. Photo: Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images

Pity Martínez, his legs like lead, took a deep breath. After 120 minutes of impossible tension, after a journey of 6,000 miles, after a game that had (...)

Two River Plate supporters walk past riot police after the Copa Libertadores final  second leg against  Boca Juniors was postponed in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Alberto Raggio/Reuters

They are seductive, those images, those snapshots of a place where the colours shine brighter, the noise rings louder. It is all so vibrant, so alive(...)