Apertura ’08: The playoff fixtures

So it comes to this. The 2008 Torneo Apertura title will be decided by virtue of a three-way 'mini-league' (new Spanish word alert: that's 'liguilla')between San Lorenzo, Boca Juniors and Tigre, who've all finished the normal season on 39 points. The fixtures were drawn up on Sunday night at the AFA headquarters. Here they are.... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’08: Round 19 scores and scorers

It's not over just yet. The Torneo Apertura proper came to a conclusion this weekend but so far we only know the order of things at one end of the table. Yes that's right, it's official: River Plate are rubbish. The top four all won - in Lanús's case in vain - so the title... Continue Reading →

Three-way action

Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and - who'd have thunk it? - Tigre will have to play a three-team playoff to decide the 2008 Primera A Torneo Apertura title, after all three won their last matches of the campaign on Sunday to finish on 39 points. Lanús, who beat San Martín de Tucumán, are out of... Continue Reading →

Monumentally bad

River Plate will finish bottom of the 2008 Torneo Apertura when the final standings are drawn up following Sunday's matches. Only once in the history of the short championships has a team gone from top to bottom in the space of six months - Newell's did it in 1992 - but River now join that... Continue Reading →

Newell’s finish fifth

The total of 25 points that Racing were aiming for in the Apertura hasn't been met, but they weren't far off. They ultimately have to settle for 22, after a disappointing performance in El Coloso Del Parque saw them end their Torneo Apertura with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Newell's Old Boys. For... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’08: Round 19 fixtures

The Torneo Apertura 2008 ends this weekend, and whatever happens now, it's been a good one. All of the matches featuring title contenders - and also, for some reason, Independiente vs. Arsenal - are taking place at the same time on Sunday. Friday sees a key relegation clash in Rosario, whilst the meaningless matches are... Continue Reading →

In the hands of the… um…

... Tigers. Estudiantes de La Plata visited Mendoza on Wednesday night to play their postponed match away to Godoy Cruz, needing a win to keep Copa Libertadores qualification in their own hands. They took the lead, but were pegged back in the second half and, deep into stoppage time, Godoy's Iván Borghello got his second... Continue Reading →

Last day kick off time

The four - yes, four - matches involving championship contenders on the final weekend of the Torneo Apertura 2008 will all be played simultaneously, on Sunday afternoon. The AFA announced on Tuesday that the games would kick off at 5:20pm, bringing them forward almost two hours for security reasons. It'll be an interesting afternoon for... Continue Reading →

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