Apertura ’07: Round 15 scores and scorers

Argentinos needed a win in Liniers to keep up their hopes of continuing in the championship race, but Vélez, preparing for life after Ricardo La Volpe (who will leave at the end of the Apertura) put paid to those ambitions, running out 3-0 winners on Monday night. Elsewhere the four clásicos included two draws, and... Continue Reading →

Is that daylight I see

Appearing at the end of the tunnel? A draw or a Tigre win in Sunday evening's game would have made the championship race insanely close given some of the other results we've had this weekend. But after one hour of play in El Sur, Matías Fritzler scored the goal which won the game for Lanús,... Continue Reading →

Two down

The thrillingly close title race lost two possible contenders on Sunday, as River Plate and Independiente appeared to rule themselves out, managing only a draw at the Monumental, a result which serves neither of them especially well for dreams of title-chasing. It was an entertaining match, with chances galore at both ends, but lack of... Continue Reading →

Ten years on

The 25th October 1997 was an historic day in the history of football, and today we arrive at its tenth anniversary. Because ten years ago today, in the Monumental, Boca Juniors beat River Plate 2-1. Historic for what exactly? No, my fellow River fans, it wasn't the last time we lost a superclásico (the unbeaten run... Continue Reading →

Pushing for the title?

Things weren't expected to be like this in Victoria. When Tigre won promotion via the playoff against Nueva Chicago last season, their triumph turned to tragedy when riots resulted in the death of one of their fans. But on Friday night, they beat Arsenal de Sarandí 2-0, with goals from man-of-the-match playmaker Martín Morel (pictured) and Sebastián Rusculleda,... Continue Reading →

Gimnasia de La Piatti

Gimnasia and Colón completed the match which was called off partway through on the 12th September as a result of torrential rain in La Plata. It had been 0-0 then, and so it continued on Friday night as Gimnasia, who've had a pathetic goalscoring record this season, continued to fail to the net and Colón... Continue Reading →

The run continues

So the pattern of River Plate's season goes on - as does their recent record against their most hated rivals. Battered 4-1 away by Argentinos in midweek, they played the champions of South America off the pitch back in the Monumental on Sunday, to such a convincing extent that the crowd (and the fans I... Continue Reading →

From bug to leper

The 4-0 defeat away to Argentinos Juniors apparently helped to make up the minds of Newell's directors and convince them that a manager would be really quite a useful thing for their football club to have. And to that end, they announced on Monday that Ricardo Caruso Lombardi, who only left Argentinos a couple of... Continue Reading →

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