Banfield and Estudiantes keep up the pressure

Following Newell's Old Boys' victory over River Plate on Saturday, the other sides hoping to keep up in the race for the title had to win on Sunday, and two of them managed it. Banfield overcame San Lorenzo 1-0 in Boedo for their first win away to El Cuervo in 13 years, and Estudiantes brushed... Continue Reading →

Copa Libertadores: Defensor Sporting 0 – 1 Estudiantes

'Estudiantes are more of a team than Boca,' Defensor Sporting manager Jorge Da Silva had said in the buildup to the first leg of the 2009 Copa Libertadores quarter-final first leg. On Thursday night Estudiantes showed that where Carlos Ischia's side had failed against Defensor in the previous round, they're well equipped to succeed, going... Continue Reading →

First class

Estudiantes de La Plata had a tricky task this weekend to atone for their Copa Libertadores elimination at the hands of LDU Quito in midweek, but they've passed the test with flying colours. They hosted third-placed Boca Juniors in the Estadio Municipal de La Plata on Sunday afternoon and, inspired as ever by Juan Sebastián... Continue Reading →

Estudiantes 2 – 0 Danubio

Estudiantes de La Plata moved to within one win of the Copa Libertadores knockout stages on Tuesday night, completing a double over Uruguayans Danubio in the Estadio Municipal de La Plata thanks to a penalty from Juan Sebastián Verón and a second from Leandro Desábato. Estudiantes' path now looks a lot clearer than it did... Continue Reading →

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