Saturday and Sunday Superliga highlights: Boca open their defence with a win and Lanús let Defensa y Justicia off the hook

It's not been a classic Superliga weekend: Saturday and Sunday's matches in the opening round of 2018–19 Superliga action brought just nine goals from nine games, with three 0-0 draws and not a single away victory. On Saturday, Gimnasia and Unión got 1-0 wins over Argentinos Juniors and Aldosivi respectively, before Patronato v Colón and... Continue Reading →

Superliga Friday highlights: Vélez brush off Newell’s, Tigre and San Lorenzo share four goals, surprisingly

The 2018–19 Superliga season got underway on Friday night. In Liniers, Vélez Sarsfield went ahead earlier and ran out 2-0 winners over a poor Newell's Old Boys side, thanks to a first minute Luis Abram goal and a twenty-sixth minute Matías Vargas penalty. Shortly after, Tigre v San Lorenzo – which had the look of... Continue Reading →

Sunday Superliga highlights: River’s reserves ease past Arsenal, and Boca are on the brink

Sunday brought five matches and eleven goals in the Superliga. In the 11am kick off, there was unusually low score, with Huracán beating Tigre 2-0 to cement their continental qualification hopes. At (late) lunchtime, goals from Brian Mansilla and Lautaro Martínez helped Racing win against their manager Eduardo Coudet's old club, Rosario Central, 2-0, before... Continue Reading →

Saturday Superliga highlights: advantage Boca as Godoy Cruz are held, and Heinze’s Vélez smash Temperley

Saturday brought some interesting Superliga results, none more eye-catching than Vélez Sarsfield's improvement in one of the very first matches of the afternoon to tonk relegated Temperley 4-2 away from home, thanks to two second half goals from Lucas Robertone. Meanwhile, San Martín and Lanús were drawing 1-1 in San Juan. Talleres got their Copa... Continue Reading →

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