Argentines Abroad: 25th & 26th April 2009

With league titles on the verge of being decided across Europe, there were some important contributions made by Argentines this weekend, and at least one other could come on Tuesday when Lionel Messi's Barcelona take on Chelsea in the European Cup semi-final first leg. To see who did what over the weekend just gone, though,... Continue Reading →

First class

Estudiantes de La Plata had a tricky task this weekend to atone for their Copa Libertadores elimination at the hands of LDU Quito in midweek, but they've passed the test with flying colours. They hosted third-placed Boca Juniors in the Estadio Municipal de La Plata on Sunday afternoon and, inspired as ever by Juan Sebastián... Continue Reading →

Estudiantes out despite a win

Estudiantes de La Plata are left with only the Torneo Clausura title to fight for after a 2-1 victory over LDU Quito on Tuesday night wasn't enough to see them through to the quarter finals of the Copa Libertadores. Drawing 1-1 at half-time, Estudiantes got the eventual winner on the night midway through the second... Continue Reading →


Newell's Old Boys visited Roberto Sensini's Estudiantes in the first match of the weekend, and had their unbeaten start to the Clausura comprehensively taken to pieces as the hosts smashed them 5-2. Pablo Piatti scored twice and Newell's boss Ricardo Caruso Lombardi was sent off shortly before half-time in a match which got the third... Continue Reading →

Cuenca 1 – 0 Estudiantes

Roberto Sensini sent out an attack-minded lineup to face Deportivo Cuenca in Estudiantes' opening Group 2 match of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent Argentina's clubs from suffering two defeats on the opening night. At altitude, Estudiantes couldn't hack it against their Ecuadorian opponents. Well, that's a bit harsh.... Continue Reading →

Another trophy

It's only an invitational tournament, so it doesn't matter in the slightest, but Lanús, it seems, are developing a taste for silverware after claiming their first ever championship last month. On Monday, the Granate won the Copa Ciudad de Buenos Aires without even playing, as Vélez Sársfield beat Estudiantes de La Plata 2-1 in the... Continue Reading →

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