Superliga Friday highlights: Racing win, Independiente lose, and the goals have finally arrived

The first evening of action in the third round of Superliga games of the 2018–19 season involved an unusual four matches, including two of the Big Five. Racing, in between the two legs of their Copa Libertadores tie with River Plate, rotated plenty of players but still got a 3-0 win away to Patronato; at... Continue Reading →

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Superliga 2018–19: the fixtures in full, a bit of help planning a trip, and what is the Copa de la Superliga?

On Thursday lunchtime, the Superliga Argentina de Fútbol finally released the fixture list for the coming season, which will kick off on Friday, 10th August. Like last season, teams will all play each other just once (with twenty-six teams in the league, there's not time for everyone to play everyone else twice), with the championship... Continue Reading →

Sunday Superliga highlights: River’s reserves ease past Arsenal, and Boca are on the brink

Sunday brought five matches and eleven goals in the Superliga. In the 11am kick off, there was unusually low score, with Huracán beating Tigre 2-0 to cement their continental qualification hopes. At (late) lunchtime, goals from Brian Mansilla and Lautaro Martínez helped Racing win against their manager Eduardo Coudet's old club, Rosario Central, 2-0, before... Continue Reading →

Friday and Saturday Superliga highlights: Temperley and Olimpo go down, and a five-goal thriller in Florencio Varela

Friday's and Saturday's matches in the twenty-third round of Superliga action have seen an ever-tightening race for the continental spots, and the relegation picture get a whole lot clearer: defeats for Temperley and Olimpo on Saturday mean both are relegated with five matches to play, and Chacarita Juniors are now the only team left in... 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 →

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