¡Vélez campeón!

In circumstances about as controversial as they come, and after thirteen minutes of second half stoppage time, Vélez Sársfield beat Huracán by a single late goal from Maxi Moralez - who was sent off for his celebration - to climb above them in the table and claim the Torneo Clausura 2009 title. Huracán had a... Continue Reading →

San Martín fall, Gimnasia survive another few days

The big finale of the 2009 Torneo Clausura has seen its first act played out with a late winner for visitors Lanús in Tucumán and a victory for the hosts in La Plata which see Gimnasia La Plata secure a relegation playoff spot ahead of San Martín de Tucumán, who go straight down to B... Continue Reading →

Copa qualification, and other final matches

The Torneo Clausura now has just three matches remaining - the final relegation clashes and the title decider, a preview of which you can hear, if you've not already, over on the Mundo Albiceleste podcast from earlier in the week. Argentina's representatives for the Copa Sudamericana are all confirmed after Saturday's matches, and for once... Continue Reading →

Racing across the line

Racing and Newell's Old Boys completed their seasons on Friday night in El Cilindro, with Ricardo Caruso Lombardi's boys completing a stunning campaign - largely under their new manager - to climb to fifth place prior to the rest of the weekend's games. After an appalling start which saw Alexis Machuca give Newell's the lead... Continue Reading →

A guest slot

If you were wondering why I've not written much here on HEGS about the upcoming final weekend of the 2009 Torneo Clausura season, including the 'finalísimo' between Vélez Sársfield and Huracán and the relegation battles on Sunday, it's because I've been talking about them. Frequent HEGS comment-botherer, journalist, and fellow webmaster over at Mundo Albiceleste... Continue Reading →

Ending with a draw

The clásico grondonino in Sarandí ended all square on Friday afternoon, so Arsenal and Independiente go off on their winter holidays relieved, no doubt, that the Clausura is finally over for them. Arsenal will finish bottom of the Clausura table if Argentinos Juniors beat San Lorenzo in the Nuevo Gasómetro next weekend, whilst Independiente haven't... Continue Reading →

Last-minute cramming

Estudiantes (yeah, you see?) start their Copa Libertadores semi-final on Thursday night, and they've got some frantic last minute preparations for the big exam still to come. After left back Marco Angeleri and centre half Cristian Cellay were both ruled out with injury, Estudiantes have got dispensation from CONMEBOL to sign an emergency defender to... Continue Reading →

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