Arsenal all but out, River all but through

Two Argentine sides were in action in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday night. Arsenal de Sarandí, Copa Sudamericana holders, continued to embarrass themselves in the bigger competition, conceding six goals for the second time in this group stage, this time at altitude to LDU Quito. River Plate, meanwhile, virtually assured their presence in the second... Continue Reading →

River Plate 2 – 1 Club América de México

River desperately needed a win on Wednesday night to get their Copa Libertadores campaign up and running, but played underwhelmingly and were only drawing with tough opponents, unable to make the breakthrough in the second half. And then up popped one of the club's icons to give all three points to the Millonarios. Ariel Ortega's... Continue Reading →

The Hugo has landed

Hugo Tocalli took charge on Thursday of his first practice as Vélez Sársfield boss, as players at most of Argentina's top flight clubs returned from their summer holidays to commence pre-season training. Elsewhere, Matías Silvestre has insisted he's not going down without a fight at Boca, Juan Sebastián Verón had some cutting words for Diego... Continue Reading →

One in, one out

River Plate are doing a bit of restructuring following Diego Simeone's entrance as manager, and that started in earnest today with one of the players the new manager had reportedly requested before signing his contract - Uruguayan striker Sebastián Abreu. Meanwhile, if the Copa Libertadores squad list of Brazilian giants Fluminense is anything to go by,... Continue Reading →

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