Saturday only featured three Superliga matches, because San Lorenzo v Independiente has been postponed to allow Independiente time to prepare for the Recopa Sudamericana (the South American Supercup). We had the clásico de La Plata, which turned out to be a less than thrilling affair in which Estudiantes probably should have got an away win over... Continue Reading →
One of the most sought-after youngsters in world football, Lautaro Martínez has already been linked with Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Bayern München, but now looks likely to agree a deal with Internazionale. On Sunday, in the fourteenth round of Superliga action, he hit a fine hat trick (and won the penalty which led... Continue Reading →
Monday evening brought with it the conclusion of round 13 of the Superliga, and the end of Independiente's eight-game unbeaten run in the league as Estudiantes came from behind to win in Avellaneda, thanks to a horrendous mistake from Martín Campaña. Earlier, Atlético Tucumán got the biggest win of the round against Temperley, and Gimnasia... Continue Reading →
The two hundred and sixty-second episode of the best and worst English-language Argentine football podcast on the internet is up now. In it, I talk to Andrés about Boca's title win, what's left to decide continental qualification next year, our team (or rather, squad) of the season – which you can see over on the HOP... Continue Reading →
The Argentine Primera División season is over, and the era of thirty-team championships goes with it; with four teams going down and just two coming up (we don't know whom yet, because the B Nacional still has between five and six rounds left to play), the 2017-18 season will 'only' include twenty-eight sides. You can... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to my humble blog, everyone! Budget tightening at The Bubble means that I’ll be writing for them less frequently for a few months, and the main victim of that decision is my weekly Friday article in which I give a quick preview of the main things to watch for in the weekend’s Primera... Continue Reading →
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.
A few days late, this post, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, including two penalty-taking goalkeepers, a hat trick for Huracán forward Ramón Ábila and an amazing late comeback from Vélez Sarsfield to hand Rosario Central their first home defeat since November 2014.
I'm a couple of days late posting up this video, but here are all the goals from last weekend's Primera División action, which saw Lanús' unbeaten record ended by Racing and considerably more surprisingly, Rosario Central's unbeaten start come crashing down in a 1-0 defeat away to promoted Patronato in Paraná. Estudiantes won the La... Continue Reading →