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 →
Wednesday night brought the Superliga calendar totally up to date, as the postponed fixture between Godoy Cruz and Lanús from round 10 – held over to allow Lanús to prepare for the Copa Libertadores final – was played in Mendoza. The rest was a thumping 4-1 home win for Godoy Cruz; their sixth from six matches, which... Continue Reading →
This week saw Jorge Sampaoli conclude a brief tour of some of Europe's biggest clubs, where he visited clubs whose squads include Argentina internationals. Also this week, Sampaoli started doing the same thing with clubs in Argentina. Wanting to leave nothing to chance, he wants to be informed about his players' daily training regimes. But... Continue Reading →
The Superliga continued on Friday with four matches, the most notable of which saw league leaders Boca Juniors take full advantage of San Lorenzo's loss on Friday to move six points clear with a 2-0 win over Colón. Prior to that, Newell's Old Boys left it late against Arsenal de Sarandí, and Gabriel Heinze's time... 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 round of clásicos was by a long way the lowest-scoring weekend in an otherwise goal-packed championship, but there were some goals, including a superb free kick from Santiago García for Godoy Cruz against San Martín in the wine region derby, and two beauties for Lanús to beat Banfield in the Clásico del Sur. All of them... 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.
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 →