“I wish we had time to visit the United Centre,” says Javi Martinez. The Bayern Munich star is clearly pleased to be on the Bundesliga giants’ North American tour, and particularly in the home of his favorite NBA team. When FC Yahoo meets the 27-year-old Basque star at Die Roten’s team hotel—ahead of their friendly clash with Milan at Soldier Field—he is keen to talk about his love for US sports, as well as his past with Pep Guardiola, the present with Carlo Ancelotti and the future of American teammate Julian Green.
Get into space and good things will happen. That’s how Miguel Borja scored the goal that gave Atletico Nacional an edge that would stand up in the Copa Libertadores final on Wednesday in Medellin. Borja’s goal gave Atletico Nacional a 1-0 win over Independiente del Valle in Wednesday’s second leg after a 1-1 first leg in Quito. Colombia’s Los Verdolagas hadn’t won a Copa Libertadores title since 1989, and the match was its first final since 1995. It was Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle’s first final. Atletico Nacional’s Orlando Berrio traded goals with Independiente’s Arturo Mina in the first leg.