Racing step out of Moreno’s shadow, and Riquelme-less Boca draw a blank (video)

Racing played their second clásico in a week on Saturday afternoon, and fell behind away to San Lorenzo before a double strike from a Colombian saved the day and gave La Academia a 2-1 win. It wasn't Giovanni Moreno, of course, but new boy Teófilo Gutiérrez who got the two goals, which he then dedicated... Continue Reading →

Boca scrape a win, and All Boys bring Vélez down to earth

Saturday's matches in the 2011 Torneo Clausura saw a surprise win for All Boys away to Vélez Sarsfield which gives the Floresta outfit - impressive at home during the Apertura but less so on their travels - another big scalp for the season. Also in action were Racing and Boca Juniors, in the  year's first... Continue Reading →

Fighting in the Boca boardroom

Boca Juniors travel to Racing today for the first big clásico of 2011, and Friday hardly saw them preparing well for it as an institution. At the end of a week in which Juan Román Riquelme confirmed he almost definitely won't play (to cancel out the cruciate ligament injury which will keep Racing's Giovanni Moreno... Continue Reading →

Hand Of Pod episode 2

In the second episode of Hand Of Pod, I rejoin Dan and Dan to discuss last week's superclásico and Argentina's Lionel Messi-inspired win over Brazil. Last week's River Plate-supporting guest Gerardo is back to give us his take on both. We also look at the race for the league title, and the Copa Libertadores qualification... Continue Reading →

Riquelme out until the new year?

Boca Juniors' season goes from bad to worse. Beaten in the superclásico and then left without a manager after Claudio Borghi finally (allegedly before the match, and independent of its result) decided his position was untenable - Banfield's Julio César Falcioni, incidentally, is the favourite to take over - they now have to face up... Continue Reading →

It’s superclásico day!

Eleven days after it should have been played, the biggest fixture in the Argentine calendar - and, in terms of league position and current form, just possibly the most mediocre match of the season - will kick off at 7pm Argentine time this evening. River Plate host Boca Juniors in one of the biggest derbies... Continue Reading →

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