2016 Primera, sixth round: all the goals

The superclásico was disappointing, but we didn't have to look far for goals in Argentina this weekend; there were 48 in total, an average of 3.2 per game. That total included nine in Santa Fe, where Racing got a 6-3 win away to Unión, six in La Paternal, where Defensa y Justicia beat Argentinos Juniors... Continue Reading →

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Argentina squad announced for WCQs v Chile and Bolivia

The AFA have released Gerardo Martino's squad list for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers away to Chile and at home to Bolivia later this month, and the headline exclusion for the local media is Carlos Tevez, who admits himself he's been poor so far in 2016. There's a return for Javier Pinola of Rosario Central,... Continue Reading →

Primera 2016 preview: round 6

The sixth round of the 2016 Torneo de Transición is upon us, and it's a big one, because on Sunday River Plate host Boca Juniors in the superclásico. It will be Guillermo Barros Schelotto's second match in charge of Boca, as he looks to turn around the fortunes of the team he's inherited from Rodolfo Arruabarrena.... Continue Reading →

Rodolfo Arruabarrena sacked by Boca Juniors

On Monday, following Sunday evening's 1-0 defeat away to Racing and with a Copa Libertadores group game at home to the same opponents and next weekend's superclásico away to River Plate coming up, Boca Juniors sacked their manager, Rodolfo Arruabarrena. Four months ago, he won the league and cup double, but he never really looked satisfactory... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera, fifth round: all the goals

The goals from the fifth round of matches in the Primera División are up now, and it seems Fútbol Para Todos have listened to my weekly complaints on Twitter (yes, I'm claiming full responsibility here) because they're in HD! There was a 90th-minute winner for Godoy Cruz, a 94th-minute equaliser in the clásico for Huracán at home... Continue Reading →

2016 Primera preview: round 5

A new round of Primera División action begins tonight - albeit tonight's matches aren't themselves the most attractive of the weekend. As ever, I'm back for The Bubble, previewing the weekend and highlighting the matches you should definitely make sure not to miss. You can read that here. And if you want to listen to episode... Continue Reading →

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