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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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 →

Last day kick off time

The four - yes, four - matches involving championship contenders on the final weekend of the Torneo Apertura 2008 will all be played simultaneously, on Sunday afternoon. The AFA announced on Tuesday that the games would kick off at 5:20pm, bringing them forward almost two hours for security reasons. It'll be an interesting afternoon for... Continue Reading →

The old guard

River Plate went temporarily top earlier on Sunday evening, and Boca Juniors leapfrogged them on goal difference a couple of hours later by beating Colón de Santa Fé 2-1 in La Bombonera. The league table tonight is topped by the two giants for the first time in a surprisingly long while, although when the AFA... Continue Reading →

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