Mixed news for River: Ortega returns, but Sand won’t

River Plate welcomed Ariel Ortega back to their training ground on Wednesday after he hadn't turned up on Tuesday owing to an ankle injury. The press had doubted the veracity of this claim - Ortega was sent off for elbowing Marcos Brítez Ojeda of Huracán on Sunday and hadn't been in any apparent pain on... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’07: ¡Lanús Campeón!

In the end, it was a miracle too far for Tigre, who fell 1-0 away to Argentinos. At the same time, in La Bombonera, Lanús were putting the seal on an astonishing Apertura by getting the result they needed against Boca Juniors, away from home. José Sand's first-half goal was cancelled out by Martín Palermo in the... Continue Reading →

Apertura ’07: Lanús draw closer

Having seen Tigre claim a stunning victory over Boca just before their own match against Gimnasia got underway, Lanús's players knew they wouldn't be celebrating their club's first ever Argentine championship on Wednesday whatever happened. But they also knew they could get a lot closer to it with the right result. And so it proved.... Continue Reading →

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