Last-minute cramming

Estudiantes (yeah, you see?) start their Copa Libertadores semi-final on Thursday night, and they've got some frantic last minute preparations for the big exam still to come. After left back Marco Angeleri and centre half Cristian Cellay were both ruled out with injury, Estudiantes have got dispensation from CONMEBOL to sign an emergency defender to... Continue Reading →


Independiente move grounds again

Thrown out by Racing's new president of the indignity of a groundshare with their fiercest local rivals, and finding that the new-look Doble Visera won't be ready for the Clausura after all, Independiente are entering into a new groundshare agreement. Appropriately, it's with another club who've only just returned home themselves - and need improvement... Continue Reading →

Home at last?

Huracán could be the recipients of some long-awaited good news before long. The inspectors of the Chief of Government's Mass Events department (the 'Government' in question being that of the City of Buenos Aires) have finished their inspection of Huracán's Estadio Tomás A. Ducó, and will be reporting back their findings on Friday. Club president... Continue Reading →

Almost crazy over Lunati

There was no doubt as to the hot issue of the day in the Argentine press on Monday. The Boca Juniors vs. Independiente clásico in La Bombonera saw two red cards for the visitors during a second half which referee Pablo Lunati seemed to be losing control of at one point. Guillermo Rodríguez grabbed a... Continue Reading →

Strong wind blowing

Huracán have continued their upward spiral this weekend, visiting Tigre in Victoria and coming away with a 2-1 victory to make it two wins on the trot and keep them in with a realistic shot at the qualification spots for next year's Copas. Tigre aren't the force they were in the Apertura, and although Diego... Continue Reading →

A three-day digest

It's been an interesting few days whilst I've been away, and I hope I don't miss anything out of a whirlwind summary: Saturday's superclásico in Mendoza was a thriller, seeing five goals and four red cards as River avenged their 1-0 defeat of the Torneo de Verano with a 3-2 victory. On the same day,... Continue Reading →

Starting with a draw

Diego Simeone's first match in charge of River Plate saw a virtually entire second-string side draw 1-1 with Pedro Troglio's Independiente in Mar del Plata, after leading through a Matías Abelaires penalty at the interval. Gastón Machín got the equaliser near the end of the match. River started with a side full of youth players,... Continue Reading →

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