Verón finally breaks the deadlock

Estudiantes and Lanús have now played each other three times in official matches this year, and on Friday night a winner of the mini-series finally emerged. After two draws in their Copa Libertadores group matches, including an amazing 3-3 a week-and-a-half ago, this Torneo Clausura match also looked like it was heading towards a deadlock... Continue Reading →

Lanús 0 – 0 Deportivo Cuenca

There's very little to say about this one. On Thursday night, the champions of Argentina, who won the Apertura in such thrilling style as recently as December, and whose team is essentially unchanged since then, had a chance to bounce back from the 5-0 annhiliation given them by local rivals Banfield on Saturday. They failed... 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 →

Nothing to see here…

The first all-Argentine fixture of Copa Libertadores Group 2 was played on Tuesday evening in La Plata, and it wasn't the most thrilling of spectacles. Estudiantes hosted Lanús and, after the high-scoring shenanigans of both sides in the league on Friday, we might have been forgiven for licking our lips in anticipation of a goalfest.... Continue Reading →

Lanús 3 – 1 Danubio

Lanús are the best team in Argentina, don't you know. In case anyone wondered about their ability to challenge for honours again this year, they reminded us of that fact on Thursday night by claiming Argentina's first win in four attempts of the 2008 Copa Libertadores. The visitors to El Sur were Uruguayan quasi-giants Danubio,... Continue Reading →

Turning it round

League champions Lanús booked their place in the Copa Libertadores group stage on Tuesday night, winning in style against Ecuadorian champs Olmedo to overturn a 1-0 first leg defeat. In the first half, they looked edgy, creating chances but - as in Riobamba last week - not managing to finish them off. In the second,... Continue Reading →

Team news

With just a few days remaining before the 2008 Torneo Clausura begins, some of the sides are still going over their options when it comes to the formations and personnel for their opening matches. No such trouble for Argentina's Olympic manager Sergio Batista, who already seems to know his starting XI for Wednesday's match against Guatemala... Continue Reading →

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