Differing fortunes

Independiente and Estudiantes will meet next week in the second leg of their Copa Sudamericana first round tie, and on Friday night both sides were in action with the aim of bettering fairly disappointing opening weekend results. Both managed it - just. Estudiantes, who lost to Central on the first weekend, at least got a... Continue Reading →

Another skeleton in the Elephants’ Graveyard

And so it comes to this. Three seasons of struggle against the drop came down to one head-to-head match to decide who, out of Colón de Santa Fé and Racing Club, would remain in the Primera A next season, and who would have to enter a two-leg playoff against a side from B Nacional to... Continue Reading →

A slim advantage

With two matches remaining of the 2008 Torneo Clausura, River Plate edged narrowly ahead of Estudiantes in the table, and with the opening of a two-point gap at the top of the table they can keep alive their dream of claiming a first trophy in four years, in Diego Simeone's first campaign in charge. River... Continue Reading →

A quick start

Hugo Tocalli's debut as head coach of Vélez Sársfield could have gone a little better - his side could have kept a clean sheet - but one thing's for sure: it couldn't have been much more exciting for the fans. In front of a home crowd, the Liniers side raced into a 4-1 lead against... Continue Reading →

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