The season’s started! And Riquelme’s staying at Boca

Arsenal de Sarandí have a reputation, as I mentioned in my club-by-club guide to the new season, for getting the rub of the green where refereeing decisions are concerned, and in the opening match of the 2010 Torneo Apertura, they've managed it again. Lanús had a clear penalty shout turned down in the first half... Continue Reading →


New year, new bosses

With most of the Primera A sides returning for pre-season training (yes, I know according to the AFA we're halfway through the season), a few of them had new managers on Monday. River Plate, of course, are now overseen by Néstor Gorosito, but they're not the only ones. Vélez Sársfield, Independiente and Argentinos Juniors all have... Continue Reading →

Usandizaga apologises

Horacio Usandizaga, the magnificently-named but rather less impressively brained president of Rosario Central, apologised on Tuesday for his comments last week - made public on Friday - regarding the club's squad. Usandizaga's son, Manuel, who also works for Central, appeared before the press to assure them his father was truly sorry. Referring to the tirade... Continue Reading →

Fight Central

Newell's Old Boys got a HEGS headline last week thanks in part to their chairman, Eduardo López. It obviously affected the air in Rosario, because on Monday a video was made public of the city's other top-flight football president, Horacio Usandizaga of Rosario Central, engaging in some extraordinary tirades against his very own players, including... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

A clash of champions

Arsenal de Sarandí, the winners of the most recent Copa Sudamericana, visited the current Argentine league champions Lanús on Friday night and got the thirteenth round of matches off to a cracking start, demolishing their hosts 6-2 to make Ramón Cabrero's final campaign in charge of the Granate just a little bit worse. Cabrero, with... Continue Reading →


River Plate will be going into next weekend's superclásico looking down on Boca Juniors from the top of the Primera A table, after they returned to winning ways against Argentinos Juniors thanks to a spectacular performance from their teenage wunderkid Diego Buonanotte. El Enano scored twice, was key in the third, and showed composure and... Continue Reading →

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