Final 2013: Newell’s and Racing hit top gear & Martín Palermo’s good start as manager continues (video)

Friday and Saturday provided five matches in the fifth round of the 2013 Torneo Final, and they've all had some interest. Belgrano left it late to beat Vélez Sarsfield's second third XI, and Unión failed to repeat their performance of last Sunday, held to a 1-1 draw by All Boys. Martín Palermo's Godoy Cruz continue... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2012: San Martín down Independiente, and two underwhelming draws

Saturday saw the continuation of the first round of matches in this year's Torneo Clausura, with San Martín de San Juan claiming a 1-0 win over Independiente and the day's other two games finishing in draws. Estudiantes drew 1-1 with Newell's Old Boys in La Plata in a match which showed its lack in quality... Continue Reading →

Argentina’s champions start with a win

Estudiantes impressed in the first half, and rode their luck in the second. Friday night still saw them start their Clausura campaign with a victory though, 2-1 over Newell's Old Boys, for whom loan signing Claudio Bieler from Racing missed a sitter. Gastón Fernández and Gabriel Mercado scored Estudiantes' goals. In Avellaneda, a thoroughly entertaining... Continue Reading →

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