All the ups and downs

With the completion at the weekend of the Promociónes, the 2007-2008 season is now complete in Argentina. Racing, of course, are the most notable survivors of the relegations playoffs, but there have been shocks in other divisions with little-fancied All Boys winning the Primera B championship, and Nueva Chicago losing their playoff to fall down... Continue Reading →

Safe at last

It's been a long and tortuous season for Racing, but on Sunday night, at last, their fans will finally be able to sleep sound in their beds, and when they wake up on Monday morning will be going into work or school with, if not pride, then at least a massive sense of relief. On... Continue Reading →

Ortega stays with River

The latest complicated chapter in the saga of Ariel Ortega's turbulent time at River Plate has seemingly come to an end after the playmaker agreed to remain at the club for another year, until the end of his contract in June 2009. Many had thought El Burrito would be making his way to Estudiantes after his recent bust-up... Continue Reading →

Belgrano 1 – 1 Racing

Following Gimnasia de Jujuy's away draw with Unión on Wednesday evening, Racing got one of their own in Córdoba against Belgrano to set up a return at El Cilindro on Sunday. In the first half, Facundo Sava was on his best form, scoring once but missing an absolute bucketload as Racing more or less shut... Continue Reading →

Argentinos to the Sudamericana

Only one match was played on Friday night to kick off the final round of the Torneo Clausura 2008, but it had importance in its own right. Argentinos Juniors hosted Rosario Central with the aim of securing a victory that would qualify them for next season's Copa Sudamericana. In addition, they had the chance to... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 19 fixtures

Here it is, ladies and gents: the final weekend of the Primera A Torneo Clausura 2008. River are already champions, but there's still the small matter of relegation to sort out, and to that end the weekend's most important match is the winner-takes-all game in Santa Fé, where Colón host Racing. I'm in Nottingham on... Continue Reading →

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