Argentines Abroad: 30th & 31st January 2010

Before we begin, a quick feliz cumpleaños to Gabriel Batistuta, the all-time highest goalscorer in the history of the Argentine national team, who turned forty on Monday. There was no Argentine action from his old team Fiorentina on Sunday (they drew 2-2 away to Cagliari), but a move for his heir in the selección; after... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: 16th & 17th January 2010

For a change, Carlos Tevez had a quiet match in the Premier League, with Manchester City losing to Everton (Pablo Zabaleta wasn't much better). Elsewhere though, Argentines were in form again. Lionel Messi became the youngest player ever to score 100 competitive goals for Barcelona - and also the youngest to score 101. Ever Banega... Continue Reading →

What’s the Croatian for ‘Oriundi’?

A missed opportunity for Argentina? Perhaps. Under Alfio Basile, one or two of the domestic league's more impressive performers have been given the chance to represent their country alongside their more well-known (or perhaps not, in the cases of the Juans; Román Riquelme and Sebastián Verón) Europe-based countrymen. Up front, though, it was only Basile's... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 15 goals

The goals from the fifteenth round of the Torneo Clausura are now online, and you can view them (and unlike last week's, I promise you this link will work right away) right here through TN's website. As ever, for those who don't know the kits or just want to see the weekend's best goals, you... Continue Reading →

New leaders and El Cabezón hits form

Estudiantes took the summit of Primera A on Saturday afternoon with a narrow win at home to fellow challengers Vélez Sársfield. The La Plata side lead River Plate and Boca Juniors by a single point, but could draw further ahead when the AFA confirm whether they're taking all three points from the Racing match which... Continue Reading →

Back to football

There was actually some football taking place on Saturday evening, but it seemed somewhat churlish to report it right away when the news of Emanuel Alvarez's death clearly deserved the attention. It overshadowed an entertaining evening, with Independiente finding form again and Banfield coming back amazingly in the closing minutes against Tigre. There's also been the first... Continue Reading →

Differing margins

Tigre got back to winning ways against Olimpo, whilst San Martín vs. Gimnasia de Jujuy and Argentinos vs. Huracán were both stalemates, but it was the two scorelines that sandwiched those other three which define Saturday's action in the fifth round of the Clausura. In the day's final match, Vélez regained the summit of the table... Continue Reading →

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