Weekly opinion: 2016 Primera preview, part 2

Last week for The Bubble, I wrote the first part of a preview of this year's Primera championship. This week, with the top flight season starting on Friday, I've written the second part of that preview - picking out a few of my teams to watch (for a variety of reasons) from outside the Big Five.... Continue Reading →

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Nacional B: River return home to a loss

River Plate slipped up on Sunday, losing 2-0 to Atlético Tucumán on their return to the Estadio Monumental after a five match ban from playing there. Luis Rodríguez and César Montiglio scored the goals, one in each half. Having dominated most of the first hour, defensive slip-ups cost River dear, though they stay joint top... Continue Reading →

All the ups and downs

As I've done in every year of HEGS' existence, always at great inconvenience to myself (seriously, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to pull this information together for such a short post) you'll find here the only single page on the whole internet (I think) with all of Argentina's promotions and relegations, across every... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010: Round 19 Saturday goals

Vélez qualified for the Copa Sudamericana on Saturday despite a 0-0 draw with Central, by virtue of Lanús' 1-0 loss away to Independiente. Gimnasia demonstrated why they're in relegation trouble by throwing away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with already relegated Atlético Tucumán, whilst Racing beat Chacarita Juniors 2-1 away. River Plate, saying adios... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura 2010: Round 19 fixtures

After the madness and midweek distraction of the World Cup preliminary squad list, it's back to business for one last push in the domestic league: the final round of a nailbiting 2010 Torneo Clausura is upon us, and either Estudiantes de La Plata or Argentinos Juniors will be crowned the champions of Argentina's bicentenary on... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010: Round 18 Sunday goals

There were one or two talking points on Sunday. Seba Verón was sent off in the first half as Estudiantes stumbled at the penultimate hurdle in their quest to win an unprecedented Clausura-and-Libertadores double (a 0-0 draw with Rosario Central that condemned their opponents to the relegation playoffs whilst also ensuring Racing are safe); Huracán... Continue Reading →

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