Libertadores: Estudiantes win with a quick double (video)

Estudiantes de La Plata were 1-0 down away to Paraguay's Guaraní in Group 7 of the Copa Libertadores, and bottom of the provisional table at half time of their visit to Asunción. Former Tigre and Racing forward Pablo Caballero had scored from the penalty spot just before half time to complicate things for his countrymen,... Continue Reading →

Racing beat Gimnasia, and All Boys win again

Racing easily saw off Gimnasia La Plata with some very nice football on Friday evening, but the big story was in Floresta, where All Boys beat Banfield 2-1 and, in the last action of the match, visiting striker Rubén Ramírez challenged All Boys' Hugo Barrientos a little too strongly for the latter's taste, and the... Continue Reading →

Plummetting interest

On the day the US Federal Reserve announced an astonishing rate cut, things at the other end of the Americas also begin to look a bit less interesting. San Lorenzo met Tigre in the first match of the title-deciding triangular, and it was the Cuervo who came out on top, meaning that if they beat... Continue Reading →

To the last day!

The Argentine title race is closer than it's ever been. Two years ago, Boca Juniors lost their last two matches to set up a playoff - the first ever - against Estudiantes which the La Plata side won. On Sunday this weekend, Boca drew away to Gimnasia La Plata, at the same time as Tigre... Continue Reading →

A leopard never changes its spots

So the saying goes, and so it's proven this weekend. Germán Denis has moved clubs and continents, joining Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli, and is scoring as freely as ever in pre-season for his new side. He got a hat-trick in his first appearance (as did Lavezzi last year, funnily enough) and scored again on Sunday... Continue Reading →

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