Torneo Apertura 2011: round 4 fixtures

The fourth round of the 2011 Torneo Apertura sees champions Vélez beginning life without Santiago Silva with a home tie against All Boys. All of their four co-leaders are also at home; Racing host Arsenal de Sarandí tonight, Lanús welcome Tigre tomorrow afternoon, whilst on Sunday Colón play Unión in the first Santa Fe clásico in... Continue Reading →

Parting shots

A quick news update this one: It was confirmed on Thursday that the Argentine national team will play two friendlies in Buenos Aires prior to leaving for the World Cup. The original plan was to play the matches in Europe (fans there have more money, you see), but the players apparently requested that they play... Continue Reading →

Boca dominate, but can’t score

Argentine champions Boca Juniors sent out a mostly reserve side for their first match of 2009, but were still by far the better team against San Lorenzo in Mar del Plata. All the same they couldn't find a way past the Cuervo backline. Earlier on Saturday, in Sao Paulo, Estudiantes got battered 5-1 by Corinthians.... Continue Reading →

A breathtaking win for Boca

The AFA's incompetence in organising a playoff system that might have either rendered the final match meaningless, or ensured that one team would go into it without any motivation to win, has been papered over by Boca Juniors, who on Saturday evening beat San Lorenzo de Almagro 3-1 in Racing's stadium. One (very) depressing point: one... Continue Reading →

Just like old times

The highlight of Boca vs. San Lorenzo on Saturday night was a classic from the scrapbook: a free kick taken from a collection of Juan Román Riquelme's finest, on the day the world's finest playmaker returned to his boyhood club. One small difference, though: it was Claudio Morel Rodríguez, not Riquelme, who placed the ball... Continue Reading →

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