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Club forced to play two matches in six hours, win both games

Deportivo Lara claimed six points in as many hours with league and Copa Libertadores wins on the same day.

As they continue to fight on multiple fronts at the business end of the European season, we will likely hear Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp or Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola complaining about the fixtures piling up. If they do, spare a thought for Deportivo Lara coach Leonardo Gonzalez.

The Venezuelan club he leads played two official games less than six hours apart on Wednesday -- including one in the Copa Libertadores -- and he was still able to win both encounters. Not even a blackout during...

Corinthians players donate money to struggling Venezuelan hotel workers

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Players from Brazilian club Corinthians donated money to Venezuelan hotel staffers ahead of their match with Deportivo Lara.

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian club Corinthians donated $3,000 to hotel staffers in Venezuela before their Copa Libertadores match because of the economic crisis in the country.

It was the second instance this week by a club from Brazil.

Corinthians shared a video on their social media channels showing players and directors handing envelopes to hotel staffers in Cabudare, 350 kilometres (220 miles) from the capital of Caracas. Club chairman Andres Sanchez said the donation was "small, but from the heart...

Venezuela clubs honour protesters' deaths with minute of silence

Deportivo Lara midfielder Ricardo Andreutti said it was correct to protest after kick-off.

Venezuelan teams held an improvised minute of silence during two top division games at the weekend, one of them after kick-off, in honour of victims of the recent turmoil in the country.

At least 29 people were killed last month during demonstrations between authorities and anti-government protesters over Venezuela's economic woes of triple-digit inflation and shortages of food and other goods.

The referee had blown his whistle for Sunday's 14th round of Apertura game between hosts Deportivo Lara...