Top five signings from Argentina’s summer transfer window

The blinds were lowered and the curtains drawn on Argentina's summer transfer window on Thursday night, and plenty of clubs were active right up to the last minute. As I outlined here a few days ago, some clubs (San Lorenzo especially) seem to be putting faith in the squads which got them through the first... Continue Reading →

Bad luck, or karma? River Plate relegated for the first time in their history

Sunday afternoon was bright and sunny in Buenos Aires, but there's a metaphorical black cloud hanging over the Estadio Monumental as, against what everyone expected back at the start of the Apertura, the unthinkable has actually come to pass: River Plate, the most successful club in the history of Argentina's domestic league, are relegated. They'll... Continue Reading →

Not such a clásico

That headline could have gone atop an article on Tuesday night's European Cup semi-final first leg, but it doesn't. In Primera B, also on Tuesday, there was a vital clash. Córdoba played host to the city clásico between Belgrano and Talleres, two sides with wildly differing fortunes at present, and it wasn't a pretty one.... Continue Reading →

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