Carrizo returns to Rome, Krupoviesa is repatriated

River Plate may have just won the title after a long wait but manager Diego Simeone already knows he's still got to find a few missing pieces in the jigsaw to get the side playing the way he'd like. One very important piece he already had is now out of the equation, though: his passport... Continue Reading →

Editorial: The 2008 Clausura review

Having left a week aside for Gimnasia de Jujuy and (especially) Racing fans to recover from their celebrations upon surviving, it's time to look back on another campaign in Primera A. It's been a momentous one for a number of clubs. Racing's survival joy was doubled by news that Blanquiceleste were out, River ended a... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

With the completion at the weekend of the Promociónes, the 2007-2008 season is now complete in Argentina. Racing, of course, are the most notable survivors of the relegations playoffs, but there have been shocks in other divisions with little-fancied All Boys winning the Primera B championship, and Nueva Chicago losing their playoff to fall down... Continue Reading →

Belgrano 1 – 1 Racing

Following Gimnasia de Jujuy's away draw with Unión on Wednesday evening, Racing got one of their own in Córdoba against Belgrano to set up a return at El Cilindro on Sunday. In the first half, Facundo Sava was on his best form, scoring once but missing an absolute bucketload as Racing more or less shut... Continue Reading →

Argentinos to the Sudamericana

Only one match was played on Friday night to kick off the final round of the Torneo Clausura 2008, but it had importance in its own right. Argentinos Juniors hosted Rosario Central with the aim of securing a victory that would qualify them for next season's Copa Sudamericana. In addition, they had the chance to... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 19 fixtures

Here it is, ladies and gents: the final weekend of the Primera A Torneo Clausura 2008. River are already champions, but there's still the small matter of relegation to sort out, and to that end the weekend's most important match is the winner-takes-all game in Santa Fé, where Colón host Racing. I'm in Nottingham on... Continue Reading →

The relegation head-to-head gets going

Colón vs. Racing in the clash to avoid the relegation playoffs may still be over a week off, but the off-pitch battle has already begun. La Academia have been angered after the Santa Fé club's decision to use their home advantage to the greatest possible degree by giving them only 2,200 away tickets. Meanwhile, former... Continue Reading →

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