The Crow flies again

1-0 down from the start of the clásico 'away' to Huracán in La Bombonera, it took San Lorenzo three whole days to equalise. When Aureliano Torres eventually got that equaliser, though, three minutes into the second half of 37 minutes, the floodgates opened. El Cuervo battered their local rivals and came away from Boca's stadium... Continue Reading →

Olympic Football Tournament: Argentina 1 – 0 Australia

Argentina are still a long way from shining as brightly as they might do, but they confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Football Tournament on Sunday, beating Australia by a solitary goal after an underwhelming performance which saw the Aussies' spirited rearguard eventually broken by a brilliant counter-attacking goal from Napoli's Ezequiel... Continue Reading →

Tough at the top

After a 1-1 draw in the Nuevo Gasómetro last week, San Lorenzo travelled to Quito for the second leg of their quarter-final tie with Liga Deportiva Universitaria knowing they faced an uphill struggle to qualify - playing at altitude against opponents who already had an away goal, and furthermore who had yet to lose a... Continue Reading →

Boca to the semis

On Wednesday night, Carlos Tevez became the first Argentine ever to win both the Copa Libertadores and the European Cup as - in spite of his missing two good chances before half time - his Manchester United side overcame Chelsea on penalties to claim their third continental trophy. His former club Boca Juniors, meanwhile, remain... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo 1 – 1 LDU Quito

San Lorenzo wanted a sizeable win on Thursday night against Liga de Quito, Estudiantes' conquerors in the previous round of the Copa Libertadores. Knowing they'll have to travel to the Ecuadorian capital to play a high-altitude second leg, Ramón Díaz's team needed to attack and get a couple of goals ahead for their fans to... Continue Reading →

Lanús 0 – 1 Atlas

Bruno Marioni scored a first-half winner for Atlas as the Mexicans visited El Sur and beat Lanús in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores second round. The Mexicans came to Buenos Aires with every intention of attacking, and got their reward - an away goal and a victory - after a strong performance against... Continue Reading →

Estudiantes 2 – 0 Danubio

Estudiantes de La Plata moved to within one win of the Copa Libertadores knockout stages on Tuesday night, completing a double over Uruguayans Danubio in the Estadio Municipal de La Plata thanks to a penalty from Juan Sebastián Verón and a second from Leandro Desábato. Estudiantes' path now looks a lot clearer than it did... Continue Reading →

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