Promoción Primera – Nacional B 2010: first leg goals

Wednesday afternoon and evening saw the first legs of the two Promoción playoff matches to decide whether Gimnasia La Plata and Rosario Central remain in the Primera División, or are replaced by All Boys and Atlético Rafaela. In the afternoon match, All Boys were winning against Central 1-0 thanks to a header from Mauro Matos,... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010: Round 15 Sunday goals

It was a Sunday of classic football in Argentina - and not only in the clásicos. Those were both good matches, with San Lorenzo brushing aside Huracán 3-0 after an awkward first half, and the two rosarino clubs drawing 1-1 in El Gigante Del Arroyito, both in goals and red cards. In La Plata, Boca... Continue Reading →

The start of the season

No, not in the Primera. Sunday saw the first competitive football of 2010 in Argentina, but it didn't come in the form of a particularly tasty Torneo de Verano match. The Torneos del Interior, the third division of the non-affiliated Torneos Argentinos, kicked off this weekend. There'll be matches stretching from the Bolivian borderlands right... Continue Reading →

Ascenso TV rights

Argentine sides enter The Copa Sudamericana on Tuesday night, with Tigre hosting San Lorenzo in the first leg of their preliminary round tie as I type, but I'm buggered if I'm staying up until the thing finishes - the goals will be online on Wednesday night. Given the fuss over the Primera División TV rights... Continue Reading →

Going public

The financial stand-off which last week forced the AFA to announce that Argentina's first division championship wouldn't be able to start this coming weekend has taken a step towards concluding on Tuesday, with the news that the clubs are to break away from the TV deal signed with TyC Sports. A new financial package has... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausurado?

The threat of postponement to the start of the 2008-2009 season has been hanging over Argentine football since the official fixture list for the Primera División was released last week. On Wednesday AFA President Julio Grondona declared that the decision has been taken to provisionally 'postpone all the championships until Futbolístas Argentinos Agremadios [the players'... Continue Reading →

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