Not so little any more

The good people at Footballing World have been kind enough to publish a piece by me on Lanús’s recent championship win, going back over what’s been an unpredictable twelve months on the pitch in Argentine football:

‘The dream of a first-ever Argentine league title wasn’t to be for Tigre. The newly promoted side from the river delta to the north of Buenos Aires had fought bravely through to the end, coming from behind to beat (and dump out of the title race) the giants of Boca Juniors in their penultimate match to keep that dream alive. On the final day, though, results didn’t go their way, so Tigre – whose previous best-ever finish in the top flight was sixth back in 1954 – have to make do with the runners’ up spot in the 2007 Apertura.

Such is the nature of Argentine domestic football of late, though, that this didn’t prove too much to moan about for the romantics who like seeing unheralded sides go all the way…’

To read the rest of the article, exclusive to Footballing World, click here.


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