Argentines Abroad: Another for Messi, & Rolfi hits a stunner (video)

There wasn't much Argentine action to speak of in England's Premier League this weekend, but in Italy, Spain and Mexico there were strong performances as ever. There were Argentines on the scoresheet in Catania, and Eduardo Salvio got one for Benfica. Lionel Messi came up with another brilliant finish - this time with his head... Continue Reading →

Bergessi-ow!

The only half-interesting story of the pre-season at the moment is the fallout from an extraordinary on-pitch scrap engaged in by San Lorenzo's star striker Gonzalo Bergessio during a friendly against Uruguayan club El General. On Thursday he had a coming-together with the hosts' Gusmán Elizarzú, and by common consent it was the other bloke... Continue Reading →

Argentina B 3 – 1 Panama: the goals

  Wednesday night saw an international of questionable importance as Argentina's entirely home-based 'B' team took on Panama in Santa Fe. An underwhelming performance was embellished by a fine goal from Matías De Federico halfway through the first half, before the guests equalised. After the break though, Gonzalo Bergessio struck twice to win it for Argentina.... 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 →

Three-way action

Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and - who'd have thunk it? - Tigre will have to play a three-team playoff to decide the 2008 Primera A Torneo Apertura title, after all three won their last matches of the campaign on Sunday to finish on 39 points. Lanús, who beat San Martín de Tucumán, are out of... Continue Reading →

Tough at the top

After a 1-1 draw in the Nuevo Gasómetro last week, San Lorenzo travelled to Quito for the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Liga Deportiva Universitaria knowing they faced an uphill struggle to qualify - playing at altitude against opponents who already had an away goal, and furthermore who had yet to lose a... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo win through

With LDU Quito already lying in wait in the quarter-final after knocking out Estudiantes on Tuesday night, River Plate and San Lorenzo met in the Monumental to decide their all-Argentine last sixteen tie and, in a phenomenal match, it was San Lorenzo, the only one of Argentina's 'Big Five' never to have won the Copa... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo join the party

Tuesday night saw Estudiantes and Lanús qualify from Group 2 of the Copa Libertadores; on Wednesday, they were joined by San Lorenzo. who were under pressure before kickoff, but looked more than comfortable by the time the final whilst arrived. Los Cuervos had to win against Caracas to stand any chance of qualifying, and Gonzalo... Continue Reading →

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