Torneo Apertura: the ten best goals

According to TN and ESPN, that is. Argentina's a funny place. National news broadcaster TN decided this year to run a ' Ten Best Goals Of The Apertura' feature, which their website says is, 'inspired by the Puskás Award [FIFA's new "best goal of the year" gong].' It's as if this weren't an idea the... Continue Reading →

Superclásico highlights

The scores and scorers of the weekend will be up in a few hours' time - after the super, Tigre and Argentinos drew 1-1 in Victoria and Colón then took over the leadership of the table in the weekend's final match with a 2-1 win over fellow contenders San Lorenzo in El Cementerio. For now... Continue Reading →

Some pre-season action

Boca Juniors' squad took off for Europe on Sunday in readiness to take part in the Audi Cup in Munich (their first match is on Wednesday against Manchester United), but over the weekend there have already been some Argentine clubs and players in pre-season action. River Plate beat Everton thanks to a great Ariel Ortega... Continue Reading →

Ortega’s not coming back

At least not yet. After a summer transfer break full of 'yes he will... no he won't... yes he will...' style changing of minds, Ariel Ortega will not be returning to River Plate for the Clausura. At least not as of 9:30pm Argentine time on the 5th February. This will probably have changed at least... Continue Reading →

Ascenso roundup

There may have been no matches in Primera A the weekend just gone, but the lower divisions carried on as normal, unaffected by the performances (or otherwise) of the world's national teams. Now, then, seems as good a time as any to have a quick look at how the first month or so of lower... Continue Reading →

El Burrito sidelined

Everyone's patience has a breaking point. It seems that finally, that of River Plate's board has reached the same point that Diego Simeone's got to a few months ago, because it was announced on Saturday that Ariel Ortega, the playmaker who had a vital role in River's first championship in four years during the Torneo... Continue Reading →

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