With the Argentine Primera División season over, I wrote an article this week for ESPNFC looking at some of the main factors in Boca Juniors' title victory, from the personality of their sometimes embattled manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the potency of their front three, and how it helped them recover from the blow of Carlos... Continue Reading →
The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on the HOP... Continue Reading →
The Argentine Primera División season is over, and the era of thirty-team championships goes with it; with four teams going down and just two coming up (we don't know whom yet, because the B Nacional still has between five and six rounds left to play), the 2017-18 season will 'only' include twenty-eight sides. You can... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to my humble blog, everyone! Budget tightening at The Bubble means that I’ll be writing for them less frequently for a few months, and the main victim of that decision is my weekly Friday article in which I give a quick preview of the main things to watch for in the weekend’s Primera... Continue Reading →
All the goals from the 'weekend' of action which ended on Tuesday evening are here for your viewing pleasure, including a couple of fine diving headers in Mar Del Plata to kick things off, and a wonderful strike from Jaime Ayoví for Godoy Cruz against Arsenal de Sarandí in Mendoza. Enjoy.
The round of clásicos was by a long way the lowest-scoring weekend in an otherwise goal-packed championship, but there were some goals, including a superb free kick from Santiago García for Godoy Cruz against San Martín in the wine region derby, and two beauties for Lanús to beat Banfield in the Clásico del Sur. All of them... Continue Reading →
Boca Juniors host River Plate in the centrepiece of this weekend's round of clásicos in Argentina, and it's being shown in Argentina on three TV channels - meaning you've got three official streams to choose from. The game kicks off at 16:15 Argentine time (add four hours for the UK, 5 for Central Europe, and take... Continue Reading →
The goals from the eleventh round of action in the 2016 Primera División are right here for your enjoyment, including Atlético Tucumán legend Luis Rodríguez's hundredth career goal, all the goals from Boca Juniors' 4-1 thrashing of Aldosivi and a brilliant hit from San Lorenzo midfielder Franco Mussis.
A few days late, this post, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, including two penalty-taking goalkeepers, a hat trick for Huracán forward Ramón Ábila and an amazing late comeback from Vélez Sarsfield to hand Rosario Central their first home defeat since November 2014.
The ninth round of Primera action is almost upon us, and as ever I've previewed it for The Bubble. Defensa y Justicia v Arsenal de Sarandí might not be a proper clásico but it could well be an interesting match all the same, and there are plenty more fascinating match-ups elsewhere. You can read the full preview... Continue Reading →