Clausura 2012: Viatri is back with a bang for Boca; Belgrano shock Vélez & more (video)

Sunday's Torneo Clausura matches saw a couple of surprising results, and one spectacular return to Argentine football. Olimpo beat Independiente 2-1 to record their first win in eleven attempts, and Belgrano saw off Vélez Sarsfield 1-0 to reach 52 points for the season. After Atlético Rafaela and Colón had played out a goalless draw, attention... Continue Reading →

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Apertura 2011: Boca thrash Unión and champions Vélez get their first win (video)

The second round of matches in the 2011 Torneo Apertura began on Monday with an easy away win for Arsenal de Sarandí against newly-promoted Atlético Rafaela, and concluded with Boca Juniors' first 4-0 win in nearly a year and a half, against Unión de Santa Fe. In between, Vélez Sarsfield brushed aside Banfield 3-0, and... Continue Reading →

The eighth episode of Hand Of Pod looks at the ongoing feud between Carlos Tevez and Argentina's national team coach Sergio Batista, as well as taking in our thoughts on the Racing vs Boca Juniors clásico last Saturday and much more besides. You can get it, as ever, on the HOP blog, or subscribe on... Continue Reading →

Thursday night action

It was an intrigue-packed evening of football in Argentina on Thursday, in the eighth round of the 2009 Torneo Apertura. Colón went fourth with a performance full of golazos to beat Arsenal 4-1. Shortly afterwards champions Vélez Sársfield, who haven't lost a single match at home in 2009, ended Argentinos Juniors' unbeaten run with a... Continue Reading →

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