Ischia leaves Boca

That's not much of a news story, I know, but Carlos Ischia has now dotted the 'i's and crossed the 't's on the paperwork that sees his reign as Boca Juniors manager come to an end. He'll say goodbye to the players on Wednesday. Boca's weekend conquerors, meanwhile, got some nice presents on Tuesday from... Continue Reading →

Consolidating to move forward

Boca Juniors, the newly-crowned champions of Argentina, have been doing bit of re-jigging, but the key man will be very familiar to them. Monday brought confirmation that title-winning coach Carlos Ischia will be staying for another year, after signing an extension to his contract. The long-awaited comeback of another manager who's had a teensy bit... Continue Reading →

¡Boca Campeón!

In the end it was the most nail-biting of finishes, as Tigre tried and tried to break down Boca's resistance, but the most incredible of titles wasn't to be. Boca lost the match, 1-0, to a Leandro Lázzaro header midway through the second half - but with all three sides tied on three points in... Continue Reading →

Palermo’s heir?

Lucas Viatri had hardly had a sniff of anything in the superclásico, but popped up in the 60th minute to decide the match all the same in a manner the great Martín Palermo, looking on, would have been proud of. The goal came after Boca had been reduced to ten men through the sending-off of... Continue Reading →

The international sniping begins

Argentina play Uruguay in the Monumental on Saturday and whilst things are rarely friendly between two of the oldest rivals in international football, the sniping has come from an unexpected angle on Tuesday: Julio César Cáceres. That's Julio César Cáceres of Paraguay. Obviously seeking to crank up the pressure on a team currently trailing in... Continue Reading →

Boca Juniors 2 – 2 Atlas

In the first leg of the Copa Libertadores quarter-final, Boca Juniors played host to Mexican side Atlas in Vélez Sársfield's stadium as a result of the ban CONMEBOL imposed on La Bombonera following an incident at the end of their previous home match against Cruzeiro. The change of scene didn't suit Boca one bit; having... Continue Reading →

Unión Maracaibo 1 – 1 Boca Juniors

The champions of South American began their defence of their Copa Libertadores crown on Wednesday night, and stumbled against Unión in Maracaibo, falling behind with just ten minutes left before rallying to claim a point. Sebastián Battaglia equalised for Boca Juniors just minutes after Miguel Mea Vitali appeared to have handed his team three unlikely... Continue Reading →

Ischia gains popularity

Well, that's one way to do it. Carlos Ischia wasn't the Boca fans' choice of new manager, and his appointment caused some anger towards Pedro Pompilio when the latter first unveiled him, but on Saturday night, in the Estadio Mundialista of Mar del Plata, he took a huge step to winning over the fans: He... Continue Reading →

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