The twenty-second round of Superliga action ended on Monday night with yet another late winner for Defensa y Justicia, who emerged victorious from a five-goal thriller against Banfield thanks to Nicolás Fernández's hat trick. The win meant that Defensa have qualified for the Copa Libertadores for the first time in their history – they'll be in... Continue Reading →
Superliga Friday highlights: Bauza’s Central get a second win, Newell’s and Independiente serve up a thriller
The second round of Superliga action began on Friday evening with Talleres hosting Rosario Central. The hosts suffered a narrow defeat for the second week running, while Central – the team now managed by former Argentina boss Edgardo Bauza – got their second 1-0 win thanks to a headed goal of the season, with Fernando... Continue Reading →
Saturday and Sunday Superliga highlights: Boca open their defence with a win and Lanús let Defensa y Justicia off the hook
It's not been a classic Superliga weekend: Saturday and Sunday's matches in the opening round of 2018–19 Superliga action brought just nine goals from nine games, with three 0-0 draws and not a single away victory. On Saturday, Gimnasia and Unión got 1-0 wins over Argentinos Juniors and Aldosivi respectively, before Patronato v Colón and... Continue Reading →
Superliga 2018–19: the fixtures in full, a bit of help planning a trip, and what is the Copa de la Superliga?
On Thursday lunchtime, the Superliga Argentina de Fútbol finally released the fixture list for the coming season, which will kick off on Friday, 10th August. Like last season, teams will all play each other just once (with twenty-six teams in the league, there's not time for everyone to play everyone else twice), with the championship... Continue Reading →
Tevez’s Boca return and more Saturday Superliga video highlights
The Superliga continued on Friday with four matches, the most notable of which saw league leaders Boca Juniors take full advantage of San Lorenzo's loss on Friday to move six points clear with a 2-0 win over Colón. Prior to that, Newell's Old Boys left it late against Arsenal de Sarandí, and Gabriel Heinze's time... Continue Reading →
Top five signings from Argentina’s summer transfer window
The blinds were lowered and the curtains drawn on Argentina's summer transfer window on Thursday night, and plenty of clubs were active right up to the last minute. As I outlined here a few days ago, some clubs (San Lorenzo especially) seem to be putting faith in the squads which got them through the first... Continue Reading →
Hand Of Pod episode 278
Hand Of Pod, the internet's only English-language Argentine football podcast, is back from the summer break, and you can listen to it right here. Or for details of how to subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn, follow this link to the HOP blog.
What Argentine clubs did on their summer holidays: a transfer roundup
The 2017-18 Superliga recommences on Wednesday, when Independiente host Rosario Central in a fixture postponed from the eleventh round of fixtures due to Independiente's involvement in the Copa Sudamericana final. So how have the clubs done in the transfer market and their pre-season friendlies? As I type this, I'm not much wiser about the answer... Continue Reading →
Are there changes on the way in the Argentine league?
Over the next few years, like, not necessarily immediately. AFA president Claudio Tapia spoke to the press on Wednesday, and at least one of the things he said gave hope to those of us who've hoped for improvements to the Argentine league system for ages. What did he say, exactly? Well, most excitingly, he said... Continue Reading →
Some details about the 2017-18 Primera División season
On Monday we finally heard when the 2017-18 top flight season in Argentina will kick off, under the auspices of the new Superliga. The first weekend of the championship will be the weekend of Sunday, 20th August, according to Olé, and initially the organisation will 'borrow' various services from the AFA, including the disciplinary tribunal and... Continue Reading →