Banfield and Estudiantes keep up the pressure

Following Newell's Old Boys' victory over River Plate on Saturday, the other sides hoping to keep up in the race for the title had to win on Sunday, and two of them managed it. Banfield overcame San Lorenzo 1-0 in Boedo for their first win away to El Cuervo in 13 years, and Estudiantes brushed... Continue Reading →

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Struggling rivalry

I've been in Barcelona on holiday since Wednesday, hence the lack of action on HEGS during the past few days, but before I left I still kept myself busy off-blog by writing a piece for ESPN Soccernet on the managerial pressures at Argentina's two domestic giants, River Plate and Boca Juniors. If you'd like to... Continue Reading →

A nice box of Coco

That headline doesn't quite work as a pun, does it? The name of Boca Juniors' stadium means 'sweet box', you see, and Coco is a bit like cocoa, which is chocolate, and oh never mind. Maybe 'Alfajor Basile' would have been better? Hmm? No, alright then. On Saturday evening Alfio 'Coco' Basile was convinced by... Continue Reading →

Basile resigns

Breaking news from the AFA: Alfio Basile has met with AFA bigwigs, and TN are reporting as I type that he's resigned from his post in charge of the selección. Olympic coach Sergio Batista, River Plate manager Diego Simeone, and San Lorenzo boss Miguel Angel Russo are the early favourites to replace him. 'He had... Continue Reading →

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