Estudiantes win again, and River grab the points late on

Saturday's Torneo Apertura matches were big ones, the first for the title race and the second for the relegation battle. Estudiantes de La Plata easily outclassed champions Argentinos Juniors, winning 3-1 in Quilmes with goals from Gastón Fernández, Maximiliano Núñez and Gabriel Mercado. A little later, River Plate turned in perhaps their most impressive performance... Continue Reading →

Racing beat Gimnasia, and All Boys win again

Racing easily saw off Gimnasia La Plata with some very nice football on Friday evening, but the big story was in Floresta, where All Boys beat Banfield 2-1 and, in the last action of the match, visiting striker Rubén Ramírez challenged All Boys' Hugo Barrientos a little too strongly for the latter's taste, and the... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod episode 3

The third episode of Hand Of Pod, featuring myself and the Dans English and Australian, is online now. We discuss Cristian Fabbiani's girth, Martín Palermo's slowness, Juan Sebastián Verón's lack of pace and reveal just how little we know about Goiás, Independiente's opponents in the Copa Sudamericana final. You can listen to it here.

Saturday’s goals

Saturday involved an early start and a late finish for me in socialising terms in the evening, so here are the goals from it now. Quilmes claimed only their second win of the season, at home to All Boys by two goals to one, with an uncharacteristic screw-up from Albo goalkeeper Nico Cambiasso. Racing won... Continue Reading →

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