River flow on

River Plate became the fourth Argentine club in the last 16 of the 2008 Copa Libertadores on Thursday night thanks to an easy home win over Peru's San Martín de Porres in the Monumental. Any result would have done for River as long as they didn't lose by more than one goal, but once Sebastián... Continue Reading →

Ischia gains popularity

Well, that's one way to do it. Carlos Ischia wasn't the Boca fans' choice of new manager, and his appointment caused some anger towards Pedro Pompilio when the latter first unveiled him, but on Saturday night, in the Estadio Mundialista of Mar del Plata, he took a huge step to winning over the fans: He... Continue Reading →

Archubi arrives

Diego Simeone's plans for River Plate's pre-season continued as he'd been hoping on Thursday, when Rodrigo Archubi flew into Buenos Aires and put pen to paper on a contract that could see his loan move become permanent at the season's end. Meanwhile, the true identity of Simeone's first-choice XI remains a secret, but River's open... Continue Reading →

Rivals for attention

Andrés D'Alessandro has already expressed an eagerness to return home to Buenos Aires for a six-month loan spell, in order to keep match-fit and playing first-team football, since he's not being considered regularly for the starting lineup at Real Zaragoza. His former club River Plate were his preferred destination, but Ramón Díaz, who was in... Continue Reading →

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