Copa Sudamericana – River Plate 1 – 2 Lanús: the goals

The second Copa Sudamericana preliminary round in El Monumental on Wednesday night was Ariel Ortega's fourth debut for the club, and things seemed to be going swimmingly when Cristian Fabbiani scored a cracker just before the hour. That was all overshadowed, though, when Eduardo Salvio popped up with ten minutes to spare to equalise -... Continue Reading →

San Martín fall, Gimnasia survive another few days

The big finale of the 2009 Torneo Clausura has seen its first act played out with a late winner for visitors Lanús in Tucumán and a victory for the hosts in La Plata which see Gimnasia La Plata secure a relegation playoff spot ahead of San Martín de Tucumán, who go straight down to B... Continue Reading →

A guest slot

If you were wondering why I've not written much here on HEGS about the upcoming final weekend of the 2009 Torneo Clausura season, including the 'finalísimo' between Vélez Sársfield and Huracán and the relegation battles on Sunday, it's because I've been talking about them. Frequent HEGS comment-botherer, journalist, and fellow webmaster over at Mundo Albiceleste... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores: Lanús out

Almost ignored by the Argentine press, Lanús went out of the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night with a 0-0 draw away to Mexican giants Chivas de Guadalajara. In truth they were only playing for pride anyway, needing two wins to stand the slimmest chance of qualifying, but the second Argentine elimination of the current Copa... 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 →

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