Agüero picks up an award

Sergio Agüero has been named the best Latin American player in the Spanish league for 2008, succeeding his countryman Lionel Messi and becoming the sixth Argentine to win the award. The EFE Trophy was presented to the Atlético de Madrid forward on Monday at a gala in Madrid's House of The Americas. The award is... Continue Reading →

Best Argentine Football in a Foreign League 2007-2008: the nominees

A little late in coming, but with two weeks remaining of the Torneo Clausura, which will be followed by Argentina's final World Cup qualifiers of the season, it's time to list the nominees for the second annual HEGS Award for Best Argentine Footballer in a Foreign League! Nominations were very narrowly spread this season, and... Continue Reading →

Denis to Atléti?

Germán Denis has heard there are fewer dogs in Madrid than there are in Mar del Plata, clearly. The Independiente marksman, who for a long time during the Apertura looked like he was going to beat Martín Palermo's record of 20 goals in a single short tournament campaign, looks like he's setting off for the... Continue Reading →

A quiet afternoon

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, really. Sergio Agüero was man of the match as Atlético de Madrid comfortably beat Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 in A Coruña, setting up two and scoring the second. Fabricio Coloccini, who started for the hosts, didn't have the best of matches. Oh, and a Clarín online poll which is... Continue Reading →

Valuating Valeri

When a small club do well in Argentina, there's a pattern which is generally followed in terms of what happens next to their players: they move to River or Boca, and from there, if they continue to shine, on to Europe. This year though, Lanús have impressed so much that an exception may be about to... Continue Reading →

The reconquest

One-hundred-and-ninety-one years after declaring independence from Spain, Argentina suddenly finds itself very much directing proceedings - at least as far as some of La Liga's leading clubs are concerned. After Leo Messi's superb show for Barcelona on Saturday night, both Madrid clubs found themselves relying on contributions from Argentines. Real Madrid stumbled and lost their... Continue Reading →

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