Who will Argentina turn to as manager after Copa América elimination?

For the sixth time in a row, the final of the Copa América will feature an Argentine manager. Marcelo Bielsa in 2004 and Alfio Basile in 2007 took their homeland to defeats against Brazil, Gerardo Martino was involved for Paraguay in 2011 and Argentina in both 2015 and 2016, and in the latter two, the... Continue Reading →

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River Plate begin Libertadores defence away to Alianza Lima: preview and how to watch from the USA

Alianza Lima v River Plate (Wednesday, 19:30 local time/EST, 21:30 ART, 00:30 Thursday GMT) The euphoria of the epic extra-time victory at ‘home’ in the Bernabéu back in December is gone if certainly not forgotten, given the identity of their opponents in that match, for River Plate. The hard work of defending their Copa Libertadores... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010: Round 19 Saturday goals

Vélez qualified for the Copa Sudamericana on Saturday despite a 0-0 draw with Central, by virtue of Lanús' 1-0 loss away to Independiente. Gimnasia demonstrated why they're in relegation trouble by throwing away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with already relegated Atlético Tucumán, whilst Racing beat Chacarita Juniors 2-1 away. River Plate, saying adios... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura 2010: Round 19 fixtures

After the madness and midweek distraction of the World Cup preliminary squad list, it's back to business for one last push in the domestic league: the final round of a nailbiting 2010 Torneo Clausura is upon us, and either Estudiantes de La Plata or Argentinos Juniors will be crowned the champions of Argentina's bicentenary on... 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 →

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 →

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