Apertura ’08: Round 3 fixtures

The third weekend is already upon us, with Boca returning to league action after their holiday in Catalunya by hosting Lanús. The champions are away to Banfield on Saturday, whilst it's an all-Santa Fe Province clash between Rosario Central and Colón which kicks the weekend off. Estudiantes, having finally won a match on Wednesday night... Continue Reading →

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Disappointment all round

Independiente were the home side in Vélez's stadium for the clásico de Avellaneda on Saturday afternoon, and the result was one that didn't really suit either side. A win for Independiente would have put them in the Copa Sudamericana - one for Racing would have kept them in with a chance of avoiding a relegation... Continue Reading →

El Clásico de Avella… oh.

The Avellaneda derby between Independiente and Racing won't be taking place in Avellaneda this time round, on Saturday. In part that's because Independiente are the home side and, well, you can't very well play the derby at home when you're renting out your rivals' stadium for the season, can you? So instead, Diablos Rojos and... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 17 fixtures

A big weekend this. Promedio strugglers Colón host title-chasing River on Sunday, and lowly Central are at home to Tigre in the weekend's first match, but the focus will be on Liniers on Saturday afternoon, because it's in Vélez's stadium (more as to the reasoning behind that and the problems it's causing on Friday during... Continue Reading →

Little to say

Racing and Independiente played out the most boring match of the 2008 Torneo de Verano on Sunday night, drawing 0-0 in front of stultified fans in Mendoza. With this result, Independiente lead the table, and will claim the title unless River beat San Lorenzo in the one remaining match, on Tuesday night. Very little happened... Continue Reading →

Hardly a classic

Racing vs. Independiente passed off without any incident on Saturday afternoon, either in the stands (fortunately) or on the pitch (less luckily). There were no goals, no sendings-off, and very little chance for either. The best thing about the match was the fans, who didn't get the show they deserved. Argentine footballers were best displayed in... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’07: Round 17 fixtures

After a two-week hiatus, Primera A football is back this weekend, with the title race entering its endgame. Gimnasia will go into it a little disorientated, after manager Julio Falcioni announced he won't be continuing in the post after the 2nd December, when the Apertura finishes. The big game is the Avellaneda derby on Saturday,... Continue Reading →

Avellaneda calling

With the World Cup qualifiers out of the way, the focus returns this weekend to Argentine domestic action, and one fixture stands out above the title-chasers' clashes - because this weekend sees the 'second derby' of Buenos Aires, the clásico de Avellaneda. Racing will host Independiente on Saturday and will be eager, of course, to... Continue Reading →

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