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 →
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 →
In the two-hundred and eightieth episode of Hand Of Pod, Andrés and I look back on last weekend's Superliga action - including Nacho Scocco's solo show (and Fernando Quintero's highly impressive debut) for RIver Plate, and Lautaro Martínez's hat trick for Racing, as well as the 1-1 draw between the top two, San Lorenzo and Boca... Continue Reading →
Monday night didn't have the most enticing set of fixtures of the round, but there were a couple of talking points all the same. Talleres went third in the league thanks to a 1-0 away win over Temperley, with Junior Arias scoring the only goal of the game. Elsewhere, Chacarita Juniors got a 2-0 win... 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.
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 →
The blinds were lowered and the curtains drawn on Argentina's summer transfer window on Thursday night, and plenty of clubs were active right up to the last minute. As I outlined here a few days ago, some clubs (San Lorenzo especially) seem to be putting faith in the squads which got them through the first... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.