Arsenal all but out, River all but through

Two Argentine sides were in action in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night. Arsenal de Sarandí, Copa Sudamericana holders, continued to embarrass themselves in the bigger competition, conceding six goals for the second time in this group stage, this time at altitude to LDU Quito. River Plate, meanwhile, virtually assured their presence in the second... Continue Reading →

Arsenal lack ammunition but River flow – slowly

Argentina had two sides in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night, and there were mixed feelings for them. Arsenal de Sarandí were aiming to atone for the 6-0 drubbing they received in the Maracana against Fluminense a week ago, but couldn't do so, losing at home to LDU Quito. River Plate, a couple of hours... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 5 fixtures

No fewer than four clásicos this weekend, two between 'Big Five' clubs - Racing host San Lorenzo and Independiente visit Boca - one sort-of derby, an all-Santa Fé Province clash between Central and Colón, and a proper derby between two of the clubs from the zona Sur of Gran Buenos Aires, with Banfield visiting champions... Continue Reading →

Wednesday night’s Libertadores goals

The goals from Wednesday night's Copa Libertadores matches featuring Estudiantes, who won 2-1 away against Danubio, and Arsenal, who got walloped 6-0 in Rio by Fluminense, are online now, and you can see them right here. Danubio 1 - 2 Estudiantes de La Plata Fluminense 6 - 0 Arsenal de Sarandí

The viaduct collapses

What to say about Arsenal de Sarandí's pathetic performance in the Maracana on Wednesday night? They were visiting a Brazilian giant of a club, but for all the money Fluminense have spent on forwards this year, they've not been in the Copa Libertadores for a couple of decades, and Arsenal have just won the Sudamericana,... Continue Reading →

A decent debut

Arsenal de Sarandí played their first match in the Copa Libertadores proper on Wednesday evening. The task ahead of them was a tricky one: the visitors to El Viaducto were Paraguayan giants Libertad, who've made a habit of reaching the knockout stages in recent seasons. The result was better than expected and, perhaps, better than... Continue Reading →

Last-minute dealings

On the eve of the Clausura, Argentine clubs have been trying to get through one or two last-minute deals, with Independiente finally signing Freddy Grisales after much coming and going, and Andrés D'Alessandro and Maxi Moralez being unveiled at their respective new (or in Moralez's case, old) clubs. Arsenal de Sarandí, though, have pulled off... Continue Reading →

Job done… just

A couple of hours after Lanús confirmed their participation in the Copa Libertadores with a win, Arsenal de Sarandí did the same in spite of a defeat. Their 2-0 home victory in the first leg proved enough for the Copa Sudamericana holders, as Mineros de Guyana could only manage a 2-1 win in Venezuela. The... Continue Reading →

A winning debut

Take a deep breath everyone... COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL IS BACK! Arsenal de Sarandí played the first meaningful match featuring an Argentine top-flight side of 2008, in their first ever game in the Copa Libertadores. It was a good start, too - they beat Mineros de Guyana of Venezuela 2-0 in El Vidaucto in the first leg... Continue Reading →

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