Friday evening's Superliga matches were primarily notable for two things. First, Arsenal de Sarandí secured a 2-0 half time lead against Lanús, and even they couldn't screw it up, so poor are Lanús right now; they hung on for a 2-1 victory. Almost simultaneously, Belgrano took a 2-0 lead at home to Patronato and did throw... Continue Reading →
The seventeenth round of Superliga action continued over the weekend, with goals in largely short supply. Indeed, the scorelines on Saturday and Sunday were low, with one exception. Lanús and Rosario Central drew 1-1, the two goals coming just two minutes apart; Vélez Sarsfield were poor but River Plate were even worse as Gabriel Heinze's... Continue Reading →
Friday and Saturday brought seven matches and twenty goals in the sixteenth round of Superliga action. On Friday evening, Estudiantes beat Unión 2-0 in La Plata, before one of the most attractive fixtures of the weekend saw Racing beat Lanús 3-1 in Avellaneda, with Ricardo Centurión again among the scorers. Gabriel Heinze pronounced himself pleased... Continue Reading →
Sunday's Superliga matches saw Argentina's two giants both in action. Boca Juniors extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points with a nervy 1-0 win over relegation strugglers Temperley, thanks to a Frank Fabra mis-hit cross which sailed in at the far post; River Plate, meanwhile, lost for the sixth time... Continue Reading →
Three Superliga games on Friday evening brought just three goals – and all of those in one match. Argentinos Juniors beat Defensa y Justicia 2-1 in the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, while Patronato v Godoy Cruz and Belgrano v Lanús both ended 0-0. There are highlight videos right here. Argentinos Juniors 2-1 Defensa y Justicia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEM5ChOcl1g... Continue Reading →
Former Borussia Dortmund striker Lucas Barrios made his return for Argentinos Juniors on Sunday, which also saw Belgrano get an away win over relegation-threatened Olimpo, and two Big Five clubs lose. Racing went down to Unión thanks to a golazo from Diego Zabala, and River Plate – in a match delayed by a bomb threat – lost 1-0... Continue Reading →
All the goals from the 'weekend' of action which ended on Tuesday evening are here for your viewing pleasure, including a couple of fine diving headers in Mar Del Plata to kick things off, and a wonderful strike from Jaime Ayoví for Godoy Cruz against Arsenal de Sarandí in Mendoza. Enjoy.
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.
There's a midweek round of matches in Argentina this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I'm back for The Bubble to preview it, picking out the matches you should definitely make time for, the ones you might want to put on in the background, and those you really shouldn't bother with. Independiente v Rosario Central is the... Continue Reading →