Argentines Abroad bumper Christmas special

This extended Argentines Abroad has been made possible by the fact that I didn't have time to do one last week, but forgot to let my correspondents know - and as a result we've got two weeks' worth of submissions from Spain and Portugal, as well as a very belated (my fault, not Tom's) report... Continue Reading →

How did those resolutions work out?

I've looked at 2008 as far as the action between the touch- and goal lines is concerned already - if you're struggling to remember, the Clausura review is here, and the Apertura one is here. It's time, though, to take a look at how each of the clubs lived up to the suggestions I put forward for new year's... Continue Reading →

A leopard never changes its spots

So the saying goes, and so it's proven this weekend. Germán Denis has moved clubs and continents, joining Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli, and is scoring as freely as ever in pre-season for his new side. He got a hat-trick in his first appearance (as did Lavezzi last year, funnily enough) and scored again on Sunday... Continue Reading →

Denis to Napoli, and an angry Turk

Independiente aren't yet out of the hunt for a Copa Sudamericana place, but if they qualify for continental competition they'll be playing in it next season without their top scorer Germán Denis, whose transfer to Napoli is looking more and more like a done deal. Colón manager Antonio 'El Turco' Mohamed, meanwhile, is refusing to apologise... 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 →

Disappointment all round

Independiente were the home side in Vélez's stadium for the clásico de Avellaneda on Saturday afternoon, and the result was one that didn't really suit either side. A win for Independiente would have put them in the Copa Sudamericana - one for Racing would have kept them in with a chance of avoiding a relegation... Continue Reading →

Independiente show the faith

Stand-in Independiente manager Miguel Santoro saw his future replacement unveiled earlier in the week, when Claudio Borghi was presented to the media, but made it clear on Thursday that, for the moment, he wasn't for shifting. Santoro announced he wouldn't be standing down voluntarily until June (which is in any case the earliest Borghi can... Continue Reading →

Independiente’s wait continues

Independiente haven't won in La Bombonera for twelve years, and that run continued on Sunday afternoon in the latest clásico of the weekend. In a lively match, they took the lead early on and saw Boca reduced to ten men shortly before the break, but had to settle for a point after a fine equaliser... Continue Reading →

Little to say

Racing and Independiente played out the most boring match of the 2008 Torneo de Verano on Sunday night, drawing 0-0 in front of stultified fans in Mendoza. With this result, Independiente lead the table, and will claim the title unless River beat San Lorenzo in the one remaining match, on Tuesday night. Very little happened... Continue Reading →

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