Copa Sudamericana 2009: San Lorenzo 1 – 0 Tigre: the goal

It's only the Copa Sudamericana, but San Lorenzo seemed rather pleased at their 1-0 win over Tigre on Tuesday night, which takes them to the second round on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw. Fabián Bordagaray was sent on as a substitute with nine minutes of the ninety remaining, and scored the winner in... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana 2009 – Tigre 2 – 1 San Lorenzo: the goals

Tuesday night saw the last pre-season match for two of the Primera División's teams, but for once perhaps we'd better not make fun of the Copa Sudamericana. It serves its purpose after all, and this was a richly deserved first-ever continental tie for Tigre, albeit against domestic rivals. They adapted to their new surroundings rapidly:... 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 Campeón!

In the end it was the most nail-biting of finishes, as Tigre tried and tried to break down Boca's resistance, but the most incredible of titles wasn't to be. Boca lost the match, 1-0, to a Leandro Lázzaro header midway through the second half - but with all three sides tied on three points in... Continue Reading →

The final approaches

By the end of today, Argentina will have a new champion. San Lorenzo are out of the running due to the goal difference mathematics, so it's a straight race between Boca Juniors and Tigre. Boca have won twenty-eight titles (amateur and professional), whilst Tigre have finished second, once - and that was a year ago.... Continue Reading →

Plummetting interest

On the day the US Federal Reserve announced an astonishing rate cut, things at the other end of the Americas also begin to look a bit less interesting. San Lorenzo met Tigre in the first match of the title-deciding triangular, and it was the Cuervo who came out on top, meaning that if they beat... Continue Reading →

Three-way action

Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and - who'd have thunk it? - Tigre will have to play a three-team playoff to decide the 2008 Primera A Torneo Apertura title, after all three won their last matches of the campaign on Sunday to finish on 39 points. Lanús, who beat San Martín de Tucumán, are out of... Continue Reading →

Two sides fighting for the title

River Plate and Boca Juniors. Undisputably, the two biggest clubs in Argentine football. River, the defending champions in the league. Boca, six times champions of South America, most recently just last year. On Sunday, both were playing much smaller teams. River hadn't ever lost away to new promoted San Martín, and returned to Tucumán 15... Continue Reading →

Coasting at the top

When River Plate visited Tigre during the Clausura, the result was a 4-1 win for the hosts that pushed Daniel Passarella a little bit closer to the exit door at River. Today was the rematch, and the Millonarios showed just what a difference Diego Simeone is making at the club; they didn't play particularly well... Continue Reading →

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