Copa Libertadores 2009: Everton 1 – 1 Lanús

A Copa Libertadores which can best be described as underwhelming for Argentina's representatives so far continued in frustrating fashion on Wednesday night, as Lanús, who were looking for their first win to take them off the bottom of group 6, crossed the Andes. At the end of a dull first half, Diego González put Lanús... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad – 31st Jan / 1st Feb; and the domestic callups

Diego Maradona announced the home-based players for the France friendly on Monday (surprise surprise, Boca Juniors won't be inconvenienced by any call-ups...), after another fun-packed weekend for the foreign legion, during which Nico Burdisso rescued a record for his manager in Italy, Lucas Lobos got his first goal of the season in Mexico, Lucho González... Continue Reading →

Does… not… compute…

Apologies if you're unable to read HEGS for the next few days. The reason is probably that the server has exploded in sheer confusion. On Saturday night, Racing, who hadn't won in 12 matches away from home, hadn't beaten Argentinos away in 12 years, and hadn't even scored in five matches against this weekend's opponents, took... Continue Reading →

Ram-gone Díaz?

Wednesday will be a key day in 2008 for San Lorenzo de Almagro. On Tuesday, the club's championship-winning manager Ramón Díaz met with president Rafael Savino to discuss the situation between manager and club following fallings-out between Díaz and some key members of his squad recently. The decision on whether El Pelado, who returned to... 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 →

Not the best preparation

Brazilian sides often show a lot of deference to Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores, but on Wednesday afternoon in La Bombonera, at 2-0 down Cruzeiro got one back with a stunning strike after 68 minutes to take the wind out of the hosts' sails and give the Brazilians a potentially crucial away goal to take back... Continue Reading →

Egypt 0 – 2 Argentina

Sergio Agüero stepped into the limelight in Lionel Messi's absence on Wednesday night and helped Argentina to a 2-0 win over the African champions in Cairo, after a tricky opening half gave way to a more impressive performance from Argentina in the second. Without Messi and Juan Román Riquelme, Alfio Basile's side were testing out... Continue Reading →

The old guard

River Plate went temporarily top earlier on Sunday evening, and Boca Juniors leapfrogged them on goal difference a couple of hours later by beating Colón de Santa Fé 2-1 in La Bombonera. The league table tonight is topped by the two giants for the first time in a surprisingly long while, although when the AFA... Continue Reading →

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