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Newell's Old Boys got a HEGS headline last week thanks in part to their chairman, Eduardo López. It obviously affected the air in Rosario, because on Monday a video was made public of the city's other top-flight football president, Horacio Usandizaga of Rosario Central, engaging in some extraordinary tirades against his very own players, including... Continue Reading →

Quito vs. Arsenal and River vs. Católica – the goals

The goals from last night's Copa Libertadores matches for Arsenal de Sarandí and River Plate are online now, and you can watch them right here. Although Arsenal fans, not for the first time in this Copa, might prefer not to. LDU Quito 6 - 1 Arsenal de Sarandí River Plate 2 - 0 Universidad Católica

Arsenal all but out, River all but through

Two Argentine sides were in action in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night. Arsenal de Sarandí, Copa Sudamericana holders, continued to embarrass themselves in the bigger competition, conceding six goals for the second time in this group stage, this time at altitude to LDU Quito. River Plate, meanwhile, virtually assured their presence in the second... Continue Reading →

A winning debut

Take a deep breath everyone... COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL IS BACK! Arsenal de Sarandí played the first meaningful match featuring an Argentine top-flight side of 2008, in their first ever game in the Copa Libertadores. It was a good start, too - they beat Mineros de Guyana of Venezuela 2-0 in El Vidaucto in the first leg... Continue Reading →

Leguiza-moving-on

Luciano Leguizamón's freezing out at Gimnasia La Plata is almost at an end, after the club stated that they were prepared to let him move to Arsenal de Sarandí. Leguizamón's 'crime' was asking Juan Sebastián Verón to swap shirts with him after Estudiantes had beaten Gimnasia in the La Plata derby during the Apertura. Yes,... Continue Reading →

Copa Sudamericana semi-final buildup

The all-Argentine semi-final of the Copa Sudamericana, between Arsenal and River Plate, will kick off at 8:45pm (local time) on Thursday night in El Viaducto, and both sides look like they're going to be operating with slightly tweaked starting lineups from the norms. For the hosts, Arsenal, former River midfielder Andrés San Martín cracked a rib... Continue Reading →

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