Clausura ’08: Round 18 goals

There were only 19 goals in the Primera A this weekend, but a lot of them were vital ones, and none more so than Facundo Sava's to help Racing avoid direct relegation, Diego Buonanotte's brace which gave River Plate the title, or Gonzalo Bergessio's hat-trick to hand San Lorenzo qualification for the Copa Sudamericana at... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 18 scores and scorers

With one match remaining of the Torneo Clausura 2008, two issues at least are cleared up: River Plate are champions thanks to two goals from Diego Buonanotte, and San Lorenzo are in the Copa Sudamericana courtesy of a Gonzalo Bergessio hat-trick. Racing's defeat of Huracán means they won't be going down automatically, and thanks to... 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 →

A small victory

At the end of a long, hard, terrible season, Racing Club can finally be sure of one thing that is, at least slightly, positive. A Facundo Sava goal ten minutes before the break gave them a 1-0 victory over Huracán in El Cilindro, and with it the certainty that they won't be in the direct... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 18 fixtures

The penultimate round of the 2008 Torneo Clausura has arrived. The international break for World Cup qualifiers next weekend means that the final round won't be played for two weeks, but whilst relegation issues in the Promedio will go right to the wire, the title could be decided this weekend. If River beat Olimpo in... Continue Reading →

Denis to Napoli?

Germán Denis has been banging the goals in for Independiente regularly for some time now, so it's no surprise to hear him linked with a European club, and according to Italy's Corriere dello Sport, he could be on his way to join Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli. Diego Maradona's former club are reportedly preparing an €8... Continue Reading →

A slim advantage

With two matches remaining of the 2008 Torneo Clausura, River Plate edged narrowly ahead of Estudiantes in the table, and with the opening of a two-point gap at the top of the table they can keep alive their dream of claiming a first trophy in four years, in Diego Simeone's first campaign in charge. River... Continue Reading →

Going down…?

San Martín de Tucumán will be replacing, rather than joining, their namesakes from San Juan in the Primera A next season. We knew that was looking likely but it was confirmed on Saturday evening after the sanjuaninos lost 3-1 away to Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, with César Carranza (twice) and Héctor Desvaux getting the... Continue Reading →

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