Superclásico highlights

There weren't too many high points in Sunday's super, truth be told, but what the match did have was two fine goals from two veterans of the Argentine football scene. You can see Martín Palermo's smart turn and thirty-yard rocket, and Marcelo Gallardo's twenty-five yard free kick (he changed his mind about which side of... Continue Reading →

Boca Juniors vs River Plate: live updates

Each team will make one major change to the starting XIs posted here on HEGS a few hours ago. Injury keeps Juan Román Riquelme out of the Boca Juniors lineup; his place will be taken by Osvaldo Gaitán. Radamel Falcao García, meanwhile, has been passed fit by River's medics, so Diego Buonanotte makes way and... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2009: catching up on the goals

After the frustration of River's 0-0 draw on Tuesday, and the disappointment of San Lorenzo's elimination, the week got rather better for Argentina's Copa Libertadores representatives. Both Estudiantes and Boca Juniors enjoyed impressive home wins, over Cruzeiro and Guaraní respectively. Estudiantes' was especially sweet - having been battered a few weeks ago 4-0 in Belo... Continue Reading →

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 →

Boca dominate, but can’t score

Argentine champions Boca Juniors sent out a mostly reserve side for their first match of 2009, but were still by far the better team against San Lorenzo in Mar del Plata. All the same they couldn't find a way past the Cuervo backline. Earlier on Saturday, in Sao Paulo, Estudiantes got battered 5-1 by Corinthians.... Continue Reading →

Consolidating to move forward

Boca Juniors, the newly-crowned champions of Argentina, have been doing bit of re-jigging, but the key man will be very familiar to them. Monday brought confirmation that title-winning coach Carlos Ischia will be staying for another year, after signing an extension to his contract. The long-awaited comeback of another manager who's had a teensy bit... Continue Reading →

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