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.
Primera 2016 preview: round 9
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 →
Person of the weekend: referee Germán Delfino – a pioneer of video technology?
The new 30-team Primera División is now eight weeks old in Argentina and, if nothing else, it's proving so far that if you increase by 50% the number of top flight matches each weekend, you're going to get a bump in the amount of controversy, as well. On Saturday we saw perhaps the strangest such... Continue Reading →
Argentine Primera: a just over half term report on all the teams so far
The last 'short championship' (as we currently know them at least) of the era is now eleven matches in in Argentina, and with eight games to go I thought it was time to try and get back to posting something - anything - here. So ahead of the twelfth round of games, which kicks off... Continue Reading →
Friday night football: starting where the Torneo Inicial left off?
Friday evening's matches brought one draw - a 0-0 between Vélez Sarsfield and Tigre in front of an empty stadium in Liniers - and two home wins; 1-0 to Estudiantes against Arsenal de Sarandí, and more surprisingly, 2-0 to Olimpo against the champions San Lorenzo in Bahía Blanca. The Torneo Inicial saw home advantage count... Continue Reading →
Torneo Inicial: All Boys shock Boca, Newell’s & Arsenal draw and Racing beat awful River (video)
There were four matches on Sunday in the 2013 Torneo Inicial. First, Lanús had their amazing recent run halted by Gimnasia, who scrambled a 0-0 draw out of their visit to El Granate. After that, there was a surprise in La Bombonera, as Boca Juniors - who had one of the league's best home records -... Continue Reading →
Inicial 2013: Arsenal go (temporarily) top after a low-scoring Friday (video)
There were three matches in the Torneo Inicial on Friday, and only three goals. First, Arsenal de Sarandí got a 1-0 win over Godoy Cruz which took them top of the league on goal difference ahead of Newell's Old Boys, who play on Sunday. All Boys and Rosario Central drew 1-1 in a relegation clash,... Continue Reading →
Inicial 2013: four goals but no winners from Saturday’s two matches (video)
Saturday featured just two matches in the Primera División, and both ended in 1-1 draws following late goals. First up, Olimpo were held by Belgrano in Bahía Blanca, shooting themselves in the foot after taking the lead with just twelve minutes to play. Later in the evening, Arsenal de Sarandí conceded a stoppage time equaliser... Continue Reading →
Inicial 2013: Arsenal hold River, Tigre get an overdue win & Boca beat Racing (video)
The seventh round of Torneo Inicial action was due to end this evening, but Gimnasia La Plata's match against Colón has been postponed by 24 hours as a result of heavy rain in Buenos Aires Province. Sunday's matches, though, brought three more home wins. Rafaela beat Estudiantes 1-0, Boca Juniors beat Racing 2-0 in the... Continue Reading →
Torneo Inicial 2013: Godoy Cruz beat Argentinos in relegation clash; Arsenal hold Verón’s Estudiantes (video)
The 2013 Torneo Inicial kicked off on Friday with two matches; Godoy Cruz hosted Argentinos Juniors in Mendoza in a match between two of the sides who begin this season in the biggest danger of the drop, whilst Arsenal de Sarandí were at home to Estudiantes de La Plata, for whom Duvan Zapata was playing... Continue Reading →