Argentina 2-1 Ivory Coast: the goals

The goals from the first match of the men's Olympic Football Tournament between Argentina and Ivory Coast are online now, and you can watch them right here. I offer a metaphorical doff of the cap to anyone who can tell me what on earth Oscar Ustari is doing for Ivory Coast's equaliser... Argentina 2 -... Continue Reading →

Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008: Argentina 2 – 1 Ivory Coast

Lionel Messi talked to Barcelona, Lionel Messi played for Argentina. Lionel Messi set one up and scored one as Argentina beat Ivory Coast 2-1 in the opening match of the men's Olympic Football Tournament to begin the defence of the gold medal won in Athens four years ago. Barcelona having apparently decided to allow the... Continue Reading →

Olympic preview number one

The Olympic Football Tournament kicks off on Thursday (yes, that is before the official start of the Games, which is on Friday), and Argentina, as the defending gold medalists from four years ago in Athens, will be red-hot favourites to retain the title, thanks in large part to an attacking lineup that would terrify most... Continue Reading →

Lanús join Estudiantes

Following Estudiantes' aggregate loss to LDU Quito on Tuesday night, Lanús took on Atlas in the Estadio Jalisco and also exited the tournament. Having lost 1-0 last week in Buenos Aires, Ramón Cabrero's side needed to win at least 2-1 to advance, and failed in agonising fashion - Lautaro Acosta got a 90th minute goal... Continue Reading →

Lanús 3 – 1 Danubio

Lanús are the best team in Argentina, don't you know. In case anyone wondered about their ability to challenge for honours again this year, they reminded us of that fact on Thursday night by claiming Argentina's first win in four attempts of the 2008 Copa Libertadores. The visitors to El Sur were Uruguayan quasi-giants Danubio,... Continue Reading →

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