Clausura: Vélez top with Lanús close behind after a riveting evening

Argentinos Juniors and Estudiantes de La Plata played out a dull 0-0 draw in La Paternal on Monday evening, but the best entertainment of the night was, fittingly, to come later, when all of the top three were in action in the remaining two matches of the 17th round of the 2011 Torneo Clausura. In... Continue Reading →

Clausura: plenty of shock results tighten things up at the top (video)

Saturday was a day of unexpected results in the 2011 Torneo Clausura. Not one home side managed to win in the five matches played, with Banfield, Colón, Quilmes and Godoy Cruz all winning away, and All Boys scoring twice in three minutes to claim a point at Independiente. League leaders Vélez Sarsfield suffered a major... Continue Reading →

A ‘laughable’ offer

That's how Juan Román Riquelme has described Boca Juniors' offer to him to give him a new three year contract. After breakfasting this morning with the news that Claudio Borghi had described the playmaker's contract negotiations as '80% closed,' Román has shot back on television, insisting that, 'it seems like [the directors] are just trying... Continue Reading →

Clausura 2010 round 16: the fallout

The biggest winners of the weekend just gone were undoubtedly Racing Club, who took an enormous step towards securing their place in the Primera División next season as their rivals fell by the wayside. On Sunday night Ariel Ortega had a car accident (he, and the occupants of the other car, are fine), Seba Verón... Continue Reading →

Some Torneo de Verano goals

I'm giving the Torneos de Verano a fairly wide berth, as readers may have noticed, mainly because I find them mind-numbingly dull. All the same, it would be wrong to totally ignore them, and there've been some interesting results in the last few days. Here, then, you can watch the goals from Estudiantes' 4-1 demolition... Continue Reading →

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