Falling short

Argentine champions Lanús played their first competitive match of 2008 on Thursday night, away in Ecuadorian city of Riobamba, home of that country's domestic champions, Olmedo. Nearly 2,800 metres above sea level, the Granate struggled, and lost 1-0. Lanús started with a side chosen with the altitude in mind, and set up to attack without taking... Continue Reading →

Another trophy

It's only an invitational tournament, so it doesn't matter in the slightest, but Lanús, it seems, are developing a taste for silverware after claiming their first ever championship last month. On Monday, the Granate won the Copa Ciudad de Buenos Aires without even playing, as Vélez Sársfield beat Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1 in the... Continue Reading →

Wide open

The Copa Ciudad de Buenos Aires could be won by one of two teams, with only one match remaining, after Apertura champions Lanús were able to nullify Estudiantes' threat despite finishing the match in Liniers with only nine men. Elsewhere, Rosario Central played their last match of the pre-season camp in Mar del Plata. More... Continue Reading →

Continuing the trend

Lanús showed their first card of the year on Tuesday in a triangular tournament against Vélez Sársfield in the José Amalfitani. The Apertura champions continued where they left off the league season, playing well and running out 2-0 winners against the hosts, who were playing their first match of former Under-20 selección head coach Hugo Tocalli's reign.... Continue Reading →

Not so little any more

The good people at Footballing World have been kind enough to publish a piece by me on Lanús's recent championship win, going back over what's been an unpredictable twelve months on the pitch in Argentine football: 'The dream of a first-ever Argentine league title wasn’t to be for Tigre. The newly promoted side from the... Continue Reading →

That Monday feeling

Some people love Mondays, and others hate them. Oh, alright, so everyone hates them. But this wasn't just any Monday for Ramón Cabrero, the 'father' of a young Lanús team who've swept all before them in winning a thrilling Apertura to finally give the club's cleaning lady a reason to take a duster to that... Continue Reading →

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