A BIG goal round-up: all the strikes from rounds 15 & 16, plus Brazil B beat Argentina Z in a friendly shoot-out

Last week was a busy one, and with just a one-day break between the midweek fifteenth round of Torneo Inicial action and the weekend sixteenth, I was too busy and too lazy to get a video up. So, here's a huge catch-up post. Thirty-eight league goals from two rounds which have seen Newell's Old Boys... Continue Reading →

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Some quick thoughts on Argentina’s World Cup qualifying, and South America more generally

Last Friday and this Tuesday just gone were good days for the Argentine national football team. For the first time in the current World Cup qualifying campaign, they won back-to-back matches (3-0 against Uruguay on Friday, 2-1 away to Chile last night), and now sit on top of the CONMEBOL qualiying table with twenty points,... Continue Reading →

Messi completes an unforgettable season with an Argentina hat trick to down Brazil 4-3 (video)

The curtain came down on the 2011-12 season for Argentina's Europe-based players today, when they took on Brazil (or rather more accurately, Brazil's likely Olympic Football Tournament team) in a friendly at New Meadowlands in New Jersey. The match was a veritable goalfest, and ended 4-3 to Argentina with Lionel Messi thoroughly overshadowing opposing forward... Continue Reading →

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