Saturday Superliga highlights: two Mac Allister brothers score for Argentinos; Vélez and Estudiantes share six goals

Saturday brought no shortage of goals in the twenty-first round of Superliga action. There were nine in the first two games of the day, as Newell's Old Boys scored twice in the first half to beat Tigre 2-1 (a game marred by a fractured ankle for Newell's playmaker Brian Sarmiento) and Vélez Sarsfield came back... Continue Reading →

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Monday Superliga highlights: Tigre hold Independiente, and Unión get a deserved win

Monday brought two matches in the Superliga, to complete the twentieth round of matches. Unión go into the international break in high spirits after an unfussy 2-0 away win over Banfield. Goals from Mauro Pittón and Franco Fragapane put them two up before half time, and after the break they made sure of the points.... Continue Reading →

Sampaoli adds five Argentina-based players to his March friendlies squad, including Lautaro Martínez

As expected, on Monday morning the Argentine Football Association published Jorge Sampaoli's final squad list for Argentina's upcoming friendlies against Italy in Manchester on the 23rd, and against Spain in Madrid on the 27th of this month. Having already called up twenty-two players who play their club football abroad, Sampaoli added five 'locals' to the... Continue Reading →

Saturday and Sunday Superliga highlights: River lose again, Boca win a wide-open game to maintain their lead

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 →

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