San Lorenzo give Gorosito a send-off

On Friday Néstor Gorosito announced that win, lose or draw against San Lorenzo today, he'd be stepping down as manager of River Plate. Fitting that he should do so against the man he replaced in the Núñez hot seat, in a way. Simeone seems to have rediscovered his touch after leaving River - San Lorenzo's... Continue Reading →

Struggling rivalry

I've been in Barcelona on holiday since Wednesday, hence the lack of action on HEGS during the past few days, but before I left I still kept myself busy off-blog by writing a piece for ESPN Soccernet on the managerial pressures at Argentina's two domestic giants, River Plate and Boca Juniors. If you'd like to... Continue Reading →

Gorosito makes an early point

Néstor Gorosito's head and neck (not to mention most of his back) must be absolutely sweltering under that mullet. His new team managed to keep cool enough in their 2009 Torneo de Verano debut, though, that after going 1-0 down to Independiente shortly before half time, an impressive River Plate (in so far as a side... Continue Reading →

Argentinos to the Sudamericana

Only one match was played on Friday night to kick off the final round of the Torneo Clausura 2008, but it had importance in its own right. Argentinos Juniors hosted Rosario Central with the aim of securing a victory that would qualify them for next season's Copa Sudamericana. In addition, they had the chance to... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo’s run ends

Saturday saw the end of Racing's near-historic one-match winning run, and on Sunday it was the turn of another of the 'Big Five' to have an impressive spell brought to an end. Ramón Díaz's San Lorenzo visited Argentinos Juniors in La Paternal and took the lead thanks to an Aureliano Torres penalty, but were denied... Continue Reading →

Forgetting something?

The clash of the two unexpected sides in the title race and the glut of clásicos aren't the only games taking place in Primera A this weekend, you know. They do, it is true, take up half of the weekend's fixture list. But there are other matches on as well, and with practically half the... Continue Reading →

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