Torneo Clausura 2011: River out in front, Boca back to losing ways (video)

Argentina's two giants had weekends of stark contrast: Estudiantes' draw on Friday combined with River Plate's 1-0 win over Banfield on Saturday leaves the Millonarios top of the Clausura table on their own, whilst Boca Juniors, after two straight, Riquelme-inspired wins, returned to previous form, slumping to a 2-0 defeat away to Lanús in a... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana: Newell’s go out to Liga

Wednesday night saw Newell's Old Boys travel to the altitude of Quito to take on Copa Sudamericana holders Liga de Quito, who beat them 1-0 with a great finish from Walter Calderón with ten minutes to go. Having drawn the first leg in Rosario 0-0 last week, Newell's thus exit the Copa with a 1-0... Continue Reading →

Torneo Apertura 2009 in review

The Torneo Apertura started in chaos, with no-one sure which TV channels games would be screened on and many finding it so difficult to find just one title contender that Boca Juniors, of all teams, were held up by some commentators as the most likely candidates (I'd never make a silly mistake like that of... Continue Reading →

A mini-clásico

The meaningful bits of the clásico rosarino on Sunday had all taken place before the match was even half an hour old, but whilst it lasted it was an absolute cracker. Two goals in one minute put Central ahead against the hosts in El Coloso Del Parque after just twelve minutes, but Newell's, fighting for... Continue Reading →

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