A short roundup

HEGS has been updated only sporadically whilst I’ve been away so far, so since it’s a quiet final night in Berlin for me, a quick rundown of the headlines we’ve missed over the last week is in order. Very briefly, then…

1. San Lorenzo crashed heavily away to Cruzeiro in the Copa Libertadores last Thursday. The Brazilians’ 3-1 win ensures their place in the competition’s knockout stages, whilst Los Santos are still sweating on theirs, level on points with Caracas but with inferior goal difference and both sides having one match left to play. That’ll be next Wednesday, when they play each other in the Nuevo Gasometro. The group stage isn’t yet over, but already it’s win or nothing for Ramón Díaz’s men.

2. Juan Manuel Llop has taken charge of Racing. The former Banfield manager, sacked a couple of weeks ago despite impressive performances from the team under his stewardship, took charge of his first training session at the club on Monday, after watching their 1-1 draw with Vélez on Friday night. His first match in charge will be against Arsenal on Sunday.

3. Boca face Atlas in Mexico tonight (Tuesday) in their penultimate Libertadores group match. A win will ensure the holders’ progress, if Colo Colo drop points to Maracaibo on Thursday night. That’s a pretty sizeable ‘if’ of coruse, but a draw wouldn’t be too bad for Boca either – their last match is in La Bombonera against Maracaibo. If Atlas and Colo Colo were both to win this week, though, Boca’s future in the Copa would be out of their hands.

On Wednesday night, we’ll be back to full coverage, including any goals from tonight’s Boca match and (as long as my plane’s on time and I’m not too tired) the return of the weekly newsletter. If you’ve not yet subscribed and want to, just send a blank email to newsletter@hastaelgolsiempre.com with ‘subscribe’ in the subject line.

4 thoughts on “A short roundup

  1. Agonizing for Bosteros. Palermo is still lethal with his head but his foot is like a shotgun. You never know where the ball is going to go.

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