Internacional superstar

Those who can remember the events of around a week-and-a-half ago (or who can scroll down the page a little way) will remember that Andrés D'Alessandro was recently awarded the 2010 South American Footballer Of The Year gong. If you'd like to read my considered thoughts on the award, you should click here, where you'll... Continue Reading →

D’Alessandro is the King of the Americas

Andrés D'Alessandro has been named by Uruguayan newspaper El País as the 2010 South American Footballer Of The Year, an award informally known as the 'King Of The Americas'. The Internacional de Porto Alegre playmaker succeeds countryman Juan Sebastián Verón, who won it in both 2008 and 2009, after a fairly ordinary year in the Brazilian... Continue Reading →

Something for the weekend

It won't have escaped the attentions of many HEGS readers that Brazilian club Internacional won the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night in a very entertaining second leg of the final against Mexicans Chivas (3-2 on the night, 5-3 on aggregate). Andrés D'Alessandro was key to their success, and as such there's plenty of Argentine interest... Continue Reading →


Andrés D'Alessandro was heading back out of the country on Wednesday, again in a north-easterly direction, but not this time as far as Europe. In fact, he's making a short hop over the Río de la Plata and Uruguay to the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where 2005 Copa Libertadores winners Internacional are waiting... Continue Reading →

Tough at the top

After a 1-1 draw in the Nuevo Gasómetro last week, San Lorenzo travelled to Quito for the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Liga Deportiva Universitaria knowing they faced an uphill struggle to qualify - playing at altitude against opponents who already had an away goal, and furthermore who had yet to lose a... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo win through

With LDU Quito already lying in wait in the quarter-final after knocking out Estudiantes on Tuesday night, River Plate and San Lorenzo met in the Monumental to decide their all-Argentine last sixteen tie and, in a phenomenal match, it was San Lorenzo, the only one of Argentina's 'Big Five' never to have won the Copa... Continue Reading →

All evened out

The two outstanding matches from the first half of the Torneo Clausura were played on Wednesday, to leave all sides now having played 11 games going into the twelfth weekend. In the sixth round match postponed following the death of fan Emanuel Alvarez, San Lorenzo beat Vélez by a single goal in the Nuevo Gasometro,... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo join the party

Tuesday night saw Estudiantes and Lanús qualify from Group 2 of the Copa Libertadores; on Wednesday, they were joined by San Lorenzo. who were under pressure before kickoff, but looked more than comfortable by the time the final whilst arrived. Los Cuervos had to win against Caracas to stand any chance of qualifying, and Gonzalo... Continue Reading →

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