Torneo Clausura 2012: round 5 fixtures (and midweek Libertadores goals)

Round five of the 2012 Torneo Clausura is already underway - once again I'm a couple of hours late with this post. Newell's Old Boys have just beaten Colón 3-0 in Santa Fe. Later in the weekend, champions Boca Juniors have a chance to get back on track after losing an eleven-month unbeaten streak on... Continue Reading →

La Boca cerrada

Copa Libertadores holders Boca Juniors crashed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage on Wednesday night after a thrilling second half in the Maracanã which saw them take the lead through Martín Palermo before hosts Fluminense hit back with a three-goal blitz in the closing half hour. Fluminense, who've never got this far in... Continue Reading →

Slippy fingers

The Copa Libertadores semi-final is only halfway through, but Boca were filled with self-loathing on Wednesday night after letting a lead slip through their fingers having had the first leg completely in their own hands. Well, not so much self-loathing as Migliore-loathing. The stand-in goalkeeper made a cock-up of monumental proportions to hand Fluminense an... Continue Reading →

Nomination deadline passed

After having been extended by a couple of nights, the deadline for nominations for the HEGS Award for Best Argentine in a Foreign League has now passed, so please don't send any more in. The nominations were more evenly spread than last year, but also more narrowly, so rather than five there will be just... Continue Reading →

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