Torneo Clausura 2009

At long last, after a summer of transfer bore-stories and ridiculous friendly matches which are only 70 or 80 minutes long, real league football returns to the Argentine Republic on Friday night. Following the most closely-fought championship in short tournament history, the defending champions are a familiar name, but that's no reason to assume it'll... Continue Reading →

Leaving it late

There were ten goals from four matches on Saturday, and they didn't stop coming until the very end of the final game. Both Independiente and Argentinos went into the match at El Cilindro in good form, and a draw seemed an inevitable result, but it only eventually arrived when the visitors equalised in the second... Continue Reading →

Colón lead the way

Early leaders Tigre and champions River have yet to play in the third weekend of the Apertura, but on Friday evening Colón lead the league table after a 1-0 win away to Rosario Central for their second win of the season. Having drawn with River on the opening weekend and thrashed Gimnasia de Jujuy away... Continue Reading →

A slim advantage

With two matches remaining of the 2008 Torneo Clausura, River Plate edged narrowly ahead of Estudiantes in the table, and with the opening of a two-point gap at the top of the table they can keep alive their dream of claiming a first trophy in four years, in Diego Simeone's first campaign in charge. River... Continue Reading →

Two 3-1 wins

Saturday's matches saw two 3-1 wins, one for Independiente and then one for San Lorenzo, to keep both sides just a point apart in their battle to hang onto the coat-tails of the leading pack. Independiente got a comfortable away win against Olimpo, whilst San Lorenzo claimed their sixth win on the trot in the... Continue Reading →

The old guard

River Plate went temporarily top earlier on Sunday evening, and Boca Juniors leapfrogged them on goal difference a couple of hours later by beating Colón de Santa Fé 2-1 in La Bombonera. The league table tonight is topped by the two giants for the first time in a surprisingly long while, although when the AFA... Continue Reading →

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