Hand of Cuenca

Somehow, Mario Cuenca kept River Plate from putting any goals past Arsenal in the Monumental in a match which the hosts had far the better of. Arsenal started more sharply and very nearly took the lead almost before the match had begun, but were denied by Juan Pablo Carrizo and thereafter, River dominated, particularly as... Continue Reading →

River vs. Arsenal – the lineups

This post was supposed to go up in the early hours of this morning, but when your modem stops talking to your computer at 2am, there's not an awful lot you can do, so now with about three hours to go before the second leg of the all-Argentine Copa Sudamericana semi-final, here are the starting elevens.... Continue Reading →

Bore draw

Not an awful lot went on in El Viaducto on Thursday night, as Arsenal hosted River in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana semi-final. Both sides lacked something, and although the hosts showed more intent, with River happy to play on the counter, they ended the game happy enough with the draw after Fernando... Continue Reading →

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