Late late goals on Friday night

Racing Club claimed their first point of the Torneo Apertura 2009 on Friday night thanks to a late equalising goal from their new forward Rubén Ramírez against his old team, Colón de Santa Fé, whilst Andrés Franzoia got a last-gasp winner for Central away to Tigre. Given the chance to level things from the spot... Continue Reading →

Movement of jah people

Next season's Argentines Abroad (on which note, the HEGS / MA Award winner will be announced on Thursday) are swelling their ranks in the annual exodus from the banks of the Paraná and Río de la Plata (the rivers of Babyl... I'll stop, shall I? OK). Rodrigo Palacio is finally leaving La Bombonera and Santiago... Continue Reading →

Racing across the line

Racing and Newell's Old Boys completed their seasons on Friday night in El Cilindro, with Ricardo Caruso Lombardi's boys completing a stunning campaign - largely under their new manager - to climb to fifth place prior to the rest of the weekend's games. After an appalling start which saw Alexis Machuca give Newell's the lead... Continue Reading →

Racing to salvation

A little later on today, Racing Club de Avellaneda will play Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy away from home. A win will be enough for them to confirm safety from relegation - they won't even have a threat of a playoff hanging over them if they claim three points against their already-relegated hosts - with... Continue Reading →

Tough at the top

On Saturday afternoon, Ferro Carril Oeste beat Chacarita Juniors 2-0 to leave things at the top of B Nacional more congested than ever, but later on was another meeting of title chasers, as Vélez Sársfield, top of Primera A, hosted Racing Club, who amazingly would have gone fifth with a win. Some thing never change,... Continue Reading →

Training news

Américo Gallego has taken his first training session as boss of Independiente, dressed all in red as he spoke to the press. Meanwhile, Christian 'El Flaco' Fabbiani has rejoined his River Plate team-mates after his 'mini-pre-season' in Tandil weighing fully five kilos less than he did a few weeks ago, and River's derby opponents on... Continue Reading →

Caruso Lombardi leaves Newell’s

Ricardo Caruso Lombardi has stepped down as manager of Rosario club Newell's Old Boys, one week before the start of the 2008 Torneo Apertura. The manager has left the club after ten-and-a-half months in charge, probably a result of a poor relationship with club president Eduardo López and certain senior players, although for his own part he... Continue Reading →

Newell’s get revenge

Newell's Old Boys got revenge on Rosario Central in the Rosario derby on Saturday, beating them 1-0 to get even after they lost the Apertura clásico by the same scoreline in their own stadium. El Gigante del Arroyito hosted a match in which the visitors were more intelligent and created more chances, which was settled... Continue Reading →

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