Friendly: Argentina B 4 – 1 Venezuela (video)

In a friendly to mark the opening of the new Estadio Bicentenario in San Juan, one of the stadia to be used in this July's Copa América, an Argentina side made up solely of players from the local league beat their Venezuelan visitors 4-1. It's an unimportant game and the existence of the 'local' national... Continue Reading →

Chávez replaces Pérez in Argentina squad; Erviti to Boca; Camoranesi to River?

Since Sergio Batista's Argentina squad list was made official on Monday, it's been strongly hinted that one particular change would be made, and so it has come to pass. In a move that frankly makes one wonder why the Estudiantes midfielder was named in the first place, Enzo Pérez has been replaced in the squad... 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 →

The Crow flies again

1-0 down from the start of the clásico 'away' to Huracán in La Bombonera, it took San Lorenzo three whole days to equalise. When Aureliano Torres eventually got that equaliser, though, three minutes into the second half of 37 minutes, the floodgates opened. El Cuervo battered their local rivals and came away from Boca's stadium... Continue Reading →

Same old story

Saturday saw two clásicos in Primera A. Estudiantes beat Gimnasia 'away' in the Estadio Municipal de La Plata, Ezequiel Maggiolo scoring twice either side of Federico Domínguez's equaliser, and both sides having two men sent off. But if you think that makes a front page-worthy match in Argentina, think again. Because Racing took the lead against Boca... Continue Reading →

Real Potosí 2 – 3 San Lorenzo

Nearly 4,000 metres above sea level, it was never going to be plain sailing for San Lorenzo as they aimed to get their Copa Libertadores group campaign finally off the ground. Their hosts, though, had different ideas, and after Los Santos had missed two golden opportunities early on, shocked the Argentines with a strong performance... Continue Reading →

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