Boca Juniors vs River Plate: how to watch, & who to watch

The 2011 Torneo Clausura edition of one of the world's biggest football derbies kicks off in an hour and a bit, with River Plate traveling south to La Bombonera to take on Boca Juniors in the superclásico. Boca have been in better form in recent weeks but River, challenging for the title whilst also battling... Continue Reading →

Independiente kick off the Copa, & injury issues at River and Boca

Tuesday night saw competitive football finally begin for Argentina's clubs, even though the interminably pointless and boring Torneos De Verano (which HEGS readers may have noticed aren't being covered here this year, because I'm fed up with them) haven't yet ended. Independiente returned to the Copa Libertadores with a 2-0 win over Deportivo Quito in... Continue Reading →

Juampi’s not happy

Fabio Capello isn't the only international manager calling up a goalkeeper who can barely get a start for his club side for the next round of World Cup qualifiers. Diego Maradona has not only included Juan Pablo Carrizo in Argentina's squad, but will make him his first choice stopper on Saturday at home to Venezeula.... Continue Reading →

¡River Campeón!

It took a lot of digging deep in Sunday's match against a spirited and highly motivated Olimpo, but after four long years River Plate are finally able to call themselves champions of Argentina again. Thanks to a stellar performance from young gun Diego Buonanotte, Diego Simeone's side claimed the club's 33rd professional league title, beating the... Continue Reading →

The wait is over

It's been four years since Boca Juniors last beat River Plate in La Bombonera, during which time their sole consolation has been that River haven't won any trophies and they have done. On Sunday, though, with River arriving in La Boca on top of the league table, the run came to an end thanks to... Continue Reading →


River Plate will be going into next weekend's superclásico looking down on Boca Juniors from the top of the Primera A table, after they returned to winning ways against Argentinos Juniors thanks to a spectacular performance from their teenage wunderkid Diego Buonanotte. El Enano scored twice, was key in the third, and showed composure and... Continue Reading →

River flow on

River Plate became the fourth Argentine club in the last 16 of the 2008 Copa Libertadores on Thursday night thanks to an easy home win over Peru's San Martín de Porres in the Monumental. Any result would have done for River as long as they didn't lose by more than one goal, but once Sebastián... Continue Reading →

River go top

There was a summit meeting tinged with sadness in Liniers on Sunday afternoon, as Vélez Sársfield, top with 13 points but having lost a fan a week ago to the ongoing violence in the country's footballing climate, hosted River Plate for the right to top the table as the first third of the 2008 Clausura... Continue Reading →

River enjoy their reunion

River and San Lorenzo kept up their respective records at the start of the season regarding goals: San Lorenzo still haven't scored, and River still haven't conceded in the league. Ramón Díaz and Andrés D'Alessandro both returned to the Monumental for an opposing team for the first time and had contrasting receptions from the home... Continue Reading →

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