Superclásico Clausura 2010: the goals

In what remained from Sunday of the Torneo Clausura match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, it was Boca's Chilean midfielder / defender Gary Medel who was the key figure. Medel scored twice - one in each half - before being sent off for a second yellow card. Full highlights will be up later in... Continue Reading →

Superclásico 2010: the lineups (take 2)

Thursday afternoon will see the remaining 81 minutes of Sunday's superclásico played out between Boca Juniors and River Plate in La Bombonera. Although the match is already underway, the sides' starting XIs don't have to be identical to those fielded on Sunday, but as it happens they almost are. A short but sweet note then,... Continue Reading →

Superclásico highlights

In a brazen attempt to get lots of hits in spite of the match being called off - and because people might find it funny - here's a video of all the bits worth watching from Sunday's aborted superclásico in La Bombonera between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Enjoy. Boca Juniors vs River Plate, 21st... Continue Reading →

Superclásico Clausura 2010: the lineups

The first competitive superclásico of 2010 is only five hours away, and even with both Boca Juniors and River Plate enduring turgid campaigns after years of underachievement, it's still the most talked-about fixture in Argentine football. Martín Palermo could become Boca's all-time highest goalscorer outright today, although whilst the Argentine press have now all decided... Continue Reading →

New decade, same transfer roundabout

First of all, happy new year, HEGS readers! On Sunday the first of Argentina's clubs returned to their training facilities to prepare for the pre-season of the Torneos de Verano and (for some) Copa Libertadores qualification. The new year brings familiar issues though: Banfield are starting to accept that they're likely to lose Santiago Silva, whilst... Continue Reading →

Millonarios show some character

In probably the most unexpected development of the domestic league's fourteenth round, River Plate played with spirit and intelligence to overturn a deficit and actually win a football match on Sunday afternoon. 1-0 down after only two-and-a-half minutes at home to Atlético Tucumán, it looked like the same old story for River. But they turned... Continue Reading →

Superclásico highlights

The scores and scorers of the weekend will be up in a few hours' time - after the super, Tigre and Argentinos drew 1-1 in Victoria and Colón then took over the leadership of the table in the weekend's final match with a 2-1 win over fellow contenders San Lorenzo in El Cementerio. For now... Continue Reading →

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