Person of the weekend: referee Germán Delfino – a pioneer of video technology?

The new 30-team Primera División is now eight weeks old in Argentina and, if nothing else, it's proving so far that if you increase by 50% the number of top flight matches each weekend, you're going to get a bump in the amount of controversy, as well. On Saturday we saw perhaps the strangest such... Continue Reading →

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Argentine Primera: a just over half term report on all the teams so far

The last 'short championship' (as we currently know them at least) of the era is now eleven matches in in Argentina, and with eight games to go I thought it was time to try and get back to posting something - anything - here. So ahead of the twelfth round of games, which kicks off... Continue Reading →

¡San Lorenzo campeón! (Video)

Sunday evening saw the 2013 Torneo Inicial come to a close with two matches which saw the only four teams with chances of the title play each other. Leaders San Lorenzo - who started the day with 32 points - visited Vélez Sarsfield (30), whilst Newell's Old Boys (30) hosted newly-crowned Copa Sudamericana winners Lanús... Continue Reading →

Inicial 2013: two heavy home wins as Lanús & Belgrano start round 7 in style (video)

The seventh round of 2013 Torneo Inicial matches started on Friday evening as Lanús hosted league leaders(!) Argentinos Juniors and Belgrano played Vélez Sarsfield in a re-run of their recent Copa Sudamericana preliminary tie. Both matches ended in comfortable home wins. Lanús were rampant against Argentinos' previously solid defence (Pablo Migliore in goal hadn't conceded... Continue Reading →

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