Torneo Clausura 2011: round 12 fixtures

It's a weekend packed full of derbies in Argentina, this one. No fewer than four of the ten top flight matches being played in this round are clásicos, with all of the 'Big Five' being involved in one: San Lorenzo host arguably the sixth grande, Huracán; Boca Juniors are at home to Independiente, and Racing... Continue Reading →

Boca’s kids beat Independiente

The latest Torneo de Verano match was up in Argentina's Andean northwest, and the Salta crowd saw a Boca reserve side take on an Independiente team still struggling to regain the cohesion of the 4-0 win over Racing in the summer's first match. Boca won 2-0. Carlos Ischia was keeping back Boca's first string for... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

Independiente’s wait continues

Independiente haven't won in La Bombonera for twelve years, and that run continued on Sunday afternoon in the latest clásico of the weekend. In a lively match, they took the lead early on and saw Boca reduced to ten men shortly before the break, but had to settle for a point after a fine equaliser... Continue Reading →

Not the best of debuts

Like Diego Simeone at great rivals River Plate, new Boca Juniors boss Carlos Ischia started his tenure with a Torneo de Verano friendly against Independiente in Mar del Plata. Unlike Simeone's River, there were some first-team players in Boca's lineup: Leandro Gracián was given the playmaker's role and Matías Silvestre was sent off late on.... Continue Reading →

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