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 →
Four matches on Sunday in the Superliga brought three draws and only one victory – the win in question being for league leaders Boca Juniors away to Banfield, who fielded a reserve side due to Copa Libertadores commitments but put up spirited resistance all the same following Carlos Tevez's early strike, which turned out to be... Continue Reading →
There were ten goals in the three matches which brought the end of the fifteenth round of Superliga action Monday evening. In Tucumán, Atlético got a 2-1 win over San Martín de San Juan, thanks to a late headed winner from Javier Toledo; in Victoria, goals from Lucas Menossi and Diego Morales gave Tigre a... 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 →
Episode 279 of the internet's longest-running (but no longer only!) English-language Argentine football podcast is available right here. Andrés and I discuss the action from round 13 of the Superliga, and other talking points.
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 →
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.
There were 52 goals in 15 matches in the eighth round of Primera action, and average of almost three and a half per game, and the high point was another 6-3 away win for Racing, again in the province of Santa Fe (this time against Atlético de Rafaela). Tigre and Newell's drew 3-3, Huracán beat Temperley... Continue Reading →
The goals from the fifth round of matches in the Primera División are up now, and it seems Fútbol Para Todos have listened to my weekly complaints on Twitter (yes, I'm claiming full responsibility here) because they're in HD! There was a 90th-minute winner for Godoy Cruz, a 94th-minute equaliser in the clásico for Huracán at home... Continue Reading →