Friday and Saturday Superliga highlights: Temperley and Olimpo go down, and a five-goal thriller in Florencio Varela

Friday's and Saturday's matches in the twenty-third round of Superliga action have seen an ever-tightening race for the continental spots, and the relegation picture get a whole lot clearer: defeats for Temperley and Olimpo on Saturday mean both are relegated with five matches to play, and Chacarita Juniors are now the only team left in... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Superliga highlights: Boca are virtually champions; Arsenal are definitely relegated

There was a virtual coronation and an actual relegation in Sunday's Superliga matches. Boca Juniors didn't claim the title, but Pablo Pérez's ninety-second minute winner against second-placed Talleres did mean they extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points (eight, if San Lorenzo win their game in hand against Independiente on Wednesday)... Continue Reading →

Saturday and Sunday Superliga highlights: River lose again, Boca win a wide-open game to maintain their lead

The seventeenth round of Superliga action continued over the weekend, with goals in largely short supply. Indeed, the scorelines on Saturday and Sunday were low, with one exception. Lanús and Rosario Central drew 1-1, the two goals coming just two minutes apart; Vélez Sarsfield were poor but River Plate were even worse as Gabriel Heinze's... Continue Reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 9

The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it for The Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a proper clásico but it could well be an interesting match all the same, and there are plenty more fascinating match-ups elsewhere. You can read the full preview... Continue Reading →

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