Copa Libertadores 2009: the first preview

Tuesday night was momentous. Not only did HEGS turn two years old (the first birthday wallpaper is still downloadable here), but it also saw the group stages begin in the 50th edition of the Copa Libertadores de América. Argentina's first action in the competition (excepting Estudiantes' qualifiers) will come on Wednesday night, when Lanús play... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura 2009

At long last, after a summer of transfer bore-stories and ridiculous friendly matches which are only 70 or 80 minutes long, real league football returns to the Argentine Republic on Friday night. Following the most closely-fought championship in short tournament history, the defending champions are a familiar name, but that's no reason to assume it'll... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, the world's best club football competition is upon us. No, of course I'm not talking about the imminent knockout rounds of the Champions League, don't be daft. This week sees the beginning of the group stages of South America's much more enjoyable answer to UEFA's competition, the Copa Libertadores. As ever, Argentina... Continue Reading →

A Clausura and Libertadores Q&A

The Clausura kicks off in around three weeks, dear readers, and we're now less than two weeks away from the start of the qualifying rounds of the most enjoyable club football competition in the world, the Copa Libertadores. To mark the start of the countdown to both, The very excellent folk at Soccer Source asked... Continue Reading →

Stuck in the middle

Whilst Argentina's other big clubs got their pre-seasons underway on Thursday, Racing manager Miguel Micó was rather less pleased with his situation. River and Boca have been engaged in transfer dealings, Estudiantes have been bitching about their ex manager, Vélez have been welcoming a new boss and San Lorenzo take to the training pitch with... Continue Reading →

Restructuring in Liniers

There's change afoot at Vélez Sársfield. The vicepresident of the Liniers institution, Roberto Jiménez, who was also president of the Professional Football department of the club, had his resignation accepted on Wednesday after a disagreement with the rest of the board. '[The resignation] was of an un-declinable nature, so we decided to approve the resignations... Continue Reading →

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