Celebrations all round

With their backs to the wall, San Martín de Tucumán won on Friday night. Any other result would have relegated them, but as they worked their way to a 1-0 victory away to Newell's Old Boys, El Coloso Del Parque reverberated to fireworks. This result, you see, makes things a little more difficult for Newell's... Continue Reading →


The first (and more important) of the weekend's two clásicos was Saturday's first match, and it saw Lanús extend their lead at the top of the table, thus ensuring they'll finish the weekend top of the table. Elsewhere, Newell's won at the Nuevo Gasómetro in a clash of two sides scrambling for Copa Sudamericana qualification,... Continue Reading →

Tigre on the prowl

Colón travelled to Victoria on Saturday looking to capitalise after Vélez Sársfield, the league leaders, had lost hours before to Gimnasia in La Plata. The opportunity slipped away from them, though. Tigre won and won well - a thoroughly entertaining match only finished 2-1, but it was a richly deserved win. The club who were... Continue Reading →

Two good sound thrashings

Friday night saw two matches featuring teams in need of wins to aid their positions in the relegation dogfight. Both those sides got the three points they were hoping for in spectacular fashion. First, Gimnasia de Jujuy thrashed Independiente (who have now recorded four consecutive away defeats) 4-1, before Rosario Central pitched up at El... Continue Reading →

Clausura ’08: Round 15 scores and scorers

On Monday morning, Estudiantes' players and fans will be waking up to see their team alone at the top of the standings. Their 2-1 victory, with two men fewer, in Saturday's La Plata derby was combined with River Plate's goalless draw away to Independiente (Oscar Ahumada, booed throughout for criticising the fans after River's Libertadores... Continue Reading →

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