Clausura: River slip up & Boca win in superclásico warm-ups

One week to the day before they meet in La Bombonera in the first competitive superclásico of the year, River Plate and Boca Juniors had very different weekends in the 2011 Torneo Clausura. River, needing a win to keep up the pressure on Vélez Sarsfield at the top of the Clausura, and also to gain a... Continue Reading →

Torneo Clausura 2011: round 13 fixtures

This weekend sees one clásico on the menu, as San Lorenzo visit Avellaneda to take on Independiente on Sunday evening. Arsenal de Sarandí host Racing in a game only the home fans will be thinking of as a clásico, and Newell's Old Boys - fresh from the high of beating Gimnasia last week - start things... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2011: round 5 fixtures

This weekend sees underwhelming Vélez Sarsfield visit high-flying River Plate (it seems odd to be writing it that way round, but I'll be at the game on Sunday), Racing visit Colón and a clásico to make the mouth water in the form of San Lorenzo against Boca Juniors. Joint leaders Estudiantes are at home to... Continue Reading →

In the tenth episode of Hand Of Pod, listeners are welcomed into my new home with my flatmate Katie, friend Jenny and of course the Dans, English and Australian, (Seba couldn't make it this week) to discuss Javier Pastore's potential transfer to Barcelona (or Manchester United?), Matías Almeyda's contention that River Plate are set to... Continue Reading →

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